Josh Frider

Josh  Frider


Moorhead, Minn.

High School:

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 170


Last Team:
Minnesota Blizzard (NAHL)


Falcons finish season at 21-14-4

Air Force has won 20 or more games in five of the last seven years

2007-08 (Junior) Fifth on the team with 27 points in 39 games (13-14-27) ... Second on the team and fifth in the league with seven power-play goals ... Third on the team with 13 goals ... Four points in the Holy Cross series (Nov. 23-24), two points in each game ... One goal and one assist in the first HC game ... Tied his career-high with two goals in the second game vs. Holy Cross ... Career-best three points (1-2-3) and career-best six shots vs. Bentley, Feb. 1 ... Matched his career-high with three points and two goals vs. Mercyhurst, Feb. 9 ... Scored the game-tying goal vs. AIC in the second period on the power play to force a 2-2 overtime tie ... Tied his career-high with two assists vs. Bentley, March 7 ... Four points in the AHA Final Five (2-2-4) ... One assist in the win over RIT in the semifinals ... Three points (1-2-3) in the win over Mercyhurst in the AHA Championship game ... His goal in the third period tied the game at 4-4 ... Scored the game-winner 56 seconds in the second overtime for a 5-4 win to give AFA the conference championship and send the Falcons to the NCAA Tournament.

2006-07 (Sophomore) Played in 39 games ... Fifth on the team with nine goals ... Nine goals, three assists and 12 points on the season ... Seven goals and 10 points in AHA games ... Tied for second on team with two game-winners ... Scored a career-best two goals, including the game-tying goal with 39 seconds left, in a 4-4 overtime tie with RIT, Nov. 4 ... Scored the game-winner in third period in 4-2 win over UConn, Dec. 7 ... Scored the game-winner, the first goal of the game, in the 2-0 win over Bentley, Jan. 27 ... Tied his career-best with two goals early in the third period in the 6-1 win over Army in the AHA Championship game.

2005-06 (Freshman) Played in 31 of the 32 games, mostly at left wing on the fourth line ... Seven points (4-3-7) ... Six of his seven points came in conference games ... Ranked 12th in the conference for points by a freshman in CHA games ... First career goal came against Union in the third period.

Before Air Force Played 48 games for coach Dave Butz' Minnesota Blizzard of the NAHL ... Fifth on the team in scoring with 29 points (15-14-29) ... Three power-play goals and one game-winner ... Lettered three years in hockey and two in soccer at Moorhead High School ... Soccer captain in 2002 ... Named the hockey team's rookie of the year in 2002 ... Honorable mention all-state as a senior ... All-tournament team at the state tournament ... Leading scorer in the "AA" state tournament ... Earned four academic letters. Personal Member of Cadet Squadron 40 ... Nickname is Frides ... Major is behavioral science ... Parents are Jeff and Deb Frider ... Has one sister, Kristin (20) ... Completed Global Engagement and Space Operations in the summer of 2006 ... This past summer, went to Osan Air Base, Korea, on Operation Air Force ... Plans to work in the space and missiles field in the Air Force ... Has been on the dean's and commandant's lists for academic and military excellence ... Recruited by Army ... Is a neighbor of Matt Becker's family in Moorhead, Minn. ... Greatest moment in sports was winning the AHA Championship and going to the NCAAs, twice ... Favorite book is The DaVinci Code ... Favorite sport other than hockey is soccer ... Person in history he would like to meet is Leonardo DaVinci ... Hobby is golf ... Favorite team is the Dallas Stars ... Favorite player is Stars' center Mike Modano.

Frider's Career Stats
2005-06	32	4	3	7	3-6	31	0
2006-07	39	9	3	12	9-18	53	0
2007-08	39	13	14	27	21-42	93	7
Totals	110	26	20	46	33-66	177	7
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