Stephen Caple
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    Stephen Caple

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Rice Lake, Wis.

    Height / Weight:
    5-10 / 175

    Position:
    G

    Last Team:
    Westside Warriors (BCJHL)

    07/13/2012

    Eight Falcons earn Atlantic Hockey All-Academic honors

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    03/14/2012

    #17 Air Force faces Mercyhurst in AHA Final Four, March 16

    Top-seeded Falcons play fourth-seeded Mercyhurst at 4:05 ET on Friday

    03/11/2012

    Air Force beats UConn, 4-3, advances to AHA Final Four

    Falcons advance to AHA Final Four for sixth consecutive season

    03/10/2012

    UConn beats Air Force, 3-1, forcing a third game on Sunday

    Falcons and Huskies play deciding third game on Sunday at 7:05 p.m.

    03/09/2012

    Air Force comes from behind for 4-3 win over UConn in AHA Quarterfinals

    AFA takes game one of the best of three quarterfinal series

    2010-11 (Junior)

    Played in 10 games, starting three ... 2.57 GAA was the best on the team ... .896 saves percentage was the second best ... Record of 4-2-2 ... First career start came against AIC, Oct. 23 ... Recorded his first career shutout while making 23 saves for his first career win ... Came on in relief vs. RIT and earned the win ... Played the final 55 minutes and allowed just one goal with 21 saves ... Started against Colorado College, Nov. 12, and made a career-high 27 saves ... Came on in relief to earn the win over Holy Cross, Dec. 4 ... Earned his fourth win of the season in game one of the AHA Quarterfinals against Sacred Heart, came on in relief in the middle of the second period with the score tied at five ... Did not allow a goal and made 12 saves in 34 minutes as Air Force won 7-5 and went on to win the best of three series en route to its fourth AHA championship in five years.

    2009-10 (Sophomore)

    First career action came Oct. 10, 2009, against Bemidji State ... Played 27:42 and made 10 saves while allowing one goal ... Also came on in relief against Alabama-Huntsville and Sacred Heart.

    2008-09 (Freshman)

    Dressed and travelled with the team all season, but did not see any game action.

    Before Air Force

    Played two seasons for the Westside Warriors of the BCJHL and coach Mark Howell ... In 2007-08, played in 40 games and compiled a 26-14 record with a 2.65 goals-against average and a .900 saves percentage ... Fourth in the league in goals-against average in 2007-08 ... On the BCHL All-Star Team in 2007 ... Earned the team's coaches award in 2007 and the team's heart and soul award in 2006 and 2007 ... Played in 105 career junior hockey games ... Played 48 games with the Warriors in 2006-07 and also played 17 games with the Langley Hornets in 2005-06 ... Had a 5-5 record with Langley ... Graduated from Shattuck St. Mary's (Minn.) High School ... Lettered four years in hockey and twice in lacrosse ... Hockey team won the U18 National Championship in 2005 ... His U18 team was second at the 2004 national championships.

    Personal

    Member of Cadet Squadron 7 ... Parents are Jim and Laurie Caple ... Has one younger brother, Ethan ... Major is civil engineering ... Minor is French ... On the superintendent's list for excellence in academics, military and athletics ... This past summer, travelled to southern France as part of the Cadet Summer Language Immersion Program ... Also worked the obstacle course this past summer ... Long-term goal is to work in the Air Force's Red Horse program, a rapidly deployable engineering squadron that works in combat areas ... Also interested in pilot training ... Favorite TV show is Swamp Loggers ... Listens to hard rock before games ... Favorite sport other than hockey is snocross ... Credits his parents as having the greatest influence on his sports career ... Hobbies are off-roading, camping and boating ... Favorite NHL player is Bruins' goalie Tim Thomas.

    CAPLE'S CAREER STATS
    Year GP MIN GAA SV%
    2008-09 0 0 0 0
    2009-10 3 63 0.95 .950
    2010-11 10 419 2.57 ,896
    Totals 13 482 2,36 .902
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