Senior center one of 20 candidates for prestigious award
Falcons have won four straight and are tied for sixth in AHC
Freshman Connor Girard made 25 saves in first career start
Demers has three points and nets game-winner with 3:40 remaining
Air Force is 5-13-3 overall and in ninth in the league with a 4-6-2
Tied for the team lead with 15 goals and was second on the team with 28 assists and 41 points in 39 games ... Tied for third on the team with three power-play goals and three game-winners ... His +9 in all games was tied as the best among the team's forwards and second best on the team ... In 27 conference games, had 11 goals and 30 points and was a +7 ... Won 342 faceoffs during the season, the second most on the team and won 53.2 percent ... Eleven multiple-point games ... Named the AHA Player of the Week, Oct. 29, when he scored four points (1-3-4) to lead Air Force to a pair of AHA wins over Canisius and Niagara ... Tied his career high with two goals in the 4-3 win over Robert Morris, Nov. 16 ... Three points (1-2-3) in win over Mercyhurst late in the season ... Had a six-game point streak early in the season.
Played in all 37 games and was fifth on the team with 24 points (9-15-24) ... Career-high four points and tied career highs of two goals and two assists in the 7-4 win at Bentley, Dec. 7 ... Had an assist vs. Bentley on Dec. 8 for a career-best five-point series ... Three points in the season-ending sweep over 13th-ranked Niagara to help Air Force secure a second-place regular-season finish in the AHA.
Played in all 39 games and was fifth on the team with 24 points and fourth with eight goals ... Seventh in the AHA in points by a freshman in all games with 24 (8-16-24) ... In AHA games only, tied for fifth in the league in points by a freshman with 19 points ... Fifth on the team with 24 points and fourth with eight goals ... Career-best two assists vs. AIC, Dec. 12 ... Career best two goals vs. Mercyhurst, Feb. 17.
Before Air Force
Played in 136 games in three years with the Fargo Force of the USHL ... Played in 51 games in 2010-11 for the Force and was second on the team with 18 goals, 32 assists and 50 points ... Team captain in 2010-11 ... His +26 and three game-winners were also second on the team ... In 2009-10, played in 43 regular-season games and had three goals and 12 points ... Helped lead the Force to a runner-up finish in the 2010 USHL playoffs ... Played in 23 games in 2008-09 and had two goals and one assist ... Junior coaches were Jason Herter (2010-11), Steve Johnson (2009-10) and Dean Blais (2008-09) ... Lettered four years in baseball, three years in football and two in hockey at Grafton High School ... Named all-state in football and hockey in 2007-08 ... All-region in football in 2006 and 2007 ... Hockey state tournament MVP and all-tournament team in 2008 ... Team won the state championship ... Member of the National Honor Society three years.
Member of Cadet Squadron 35 ... Parents are Guy and Susie Demers ... Has two brothers ... Major is management ... On the dean's list four semesters and the commandant's list once ... Long term goals are to work as an Air Force acquisitions officer and someday work in hockey as a coach or general manager ... This past summer, served as the flight commander for Operation Air Force ... Named the Outstanding Cadre as he served as course commander for the obstacle course during Basic Cadet Training ... Is the assistant flight commander in his squadron ... Listens to Eminem before games ... Credits his brothers, Tommy and Joey, as having the greatest influence on his sports career ... Greatest moment in sports was scoring the game-winning goal in triple overtime to win the North Dakota State High School Championship at Engelstad Arena ... His city of 4,000 people has won five Class A state championships ... Started skating at age three and started playing hockey at age four ... Hobbies are hunting and four-wheeling ... Favorite NHL team is the Washington Capitals ... Favorite player is Peter Bondra.