The junior goalie led Air Force to a 5-2 record while posting the best GAA and saves percentage in the league
Junior stopped 55 of 56 in sweep at RIT, Jan. 12-13
In eight games, Christopoulos’ five wins and .688 winning percentage are the best of any AHC goalie.
A school-record 15 Falcons honored for their work in the classroom
A school-record 14 Falcons were honored for their excellence off the ice
Named to the Atlantic Hockey all-academic team … Played in eight games with five starts … Posted a 2.79 GAA and a .901 saves percentage on the season with a 1-4-1 record … Came on in relief against No. 18 Western Michigan on the road and stopped 13 of 14 as the Falcons battled back for an overtime tie … Made four saves in overtime … Career-high 39 saves in a 4-3 overtime loss to the eventual national champion Denver Pioneers … Made 20 saves in a 4-2 road win at Mercyhurst.
Played in 10 games with seven starts ... Posted a 4-3 record with a 3.34 GAA and a .870 saves percentage ... Earned the start in the season-opener, a 5-4 overtime win over fifth-ranked Denver ... Season-best 28 saves in the win over Pioneers ... Made 11 saves in a 3-2 win over Canisius, Dec. 4 ... Made 27 saves in a 3-2 win over Bentley, Jan. 2 ... Named academic all-conference.
Before Air Force
Played 124 games in three years of junior hockey … Spent the 2012-13 season with the Des Moines Buccaneers of the USHL and played in 39 games with a .893 saves percentage and a 3.81 GAA … Played 32 games for the Buccaneers in 2013-14 and had a .907 saves percentage with a 3.74 GAA … Played 46 games for the Alberni Valley Bulldogs of the BCHL in 2014-15 and had a .906 saves percentage and a 3.03 GAA with a record of 22-22-1 ... Played for coaches John Rogger (Des Moines) and Kevin Willison (Alberni) ... Graduated from Lyons Township High School ... Lettered four years in baseball ... Baseball team was the state runner-up ... Team MVP in 2014-15.
Member of Cadet Squadron 40 ... Parents are Peter and Cheryl Christopoulos ... Has two older brothers ... Major is management ... On the dean’s list every semester ...This past summer, worked Expeditionary Survival and Evasion Training … got to ride in an F-16 while on Operation Air Force at Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., this past summer … Long-term goals are to either become a pilot or work in the acquisitions or contracting career field ... Hidden talent is that he can solve a Rubik’s Cube … Greatest moment in sports was earning his first collegiate win over No. 5 Denver in the season opener in 2016 … Greatest team moment was winning the 2017 Atlantic Hockey Championship and winning a game at the NCAA Tournament … Started playing hockey at the age of four ... Wears No. 44 because it’s the same number is dad wore in football and brother wore in baseball ... One word to describe himself is gritty ... Credits his parents and two older brothers as having the greatest influence on his sports career ... Favorite sport other than hockey is baseball … Hobbies are playing golf, guitar and baseball ... Started playing hockey at the age of three … Favorite NHL team is the Carolina Hurricanes... Favorite NHL player is Hurricane goalie Carey Price.