George Michalke III
Truehl made 35 saves for the Falcons
Falcons are 2-4 overall and 2-2 in the AHA; Falcons have never beaten UND
Freshmen Phil Boje and Erik Baskin, along with senior Mike McDonald also scored for the Falcons
Air Force opens the regular season, Oct. 10-11, vs. Mercyhurst at Cadet Ice Arena.
Falcons took one point on the weekend, slipped to second place in AHA
Played in 32 games and was fourth on the team with 20 points and 14 assists ... His +7 was the fourth best among the forwards and fifth best on the team ... One power-play goal, one game-winner and one shortie ... Won a team-best 58.9 percent of his faceoffs on the season ... Career-best two goals in the 3-1 win over Penn State, Oct. 19 ... Two points (1-1-2) in the win over Colorado College, Nov. 19 ... Sealed the win with a goal late in the third period ... In the three-game playoff series with Niagara, had five points (1-4-5).
Played in five games and missed the rest of the season with a head injury ... Received a medical redshirt from the NCAA and spent the remainder of the school year at home on extended convalescent leave from the Academy ... Returned to the Academy in August of 2013.
Played in 38 games and had four goals and six assists for 10 points ... Seven points in conference games (2-5-7) ... Scored a goal in the first game of the season at third-ranked North Dakota ... Only game-winner of the season came in the third and deciding game of the AHA Quarterfinal series against UConn ... Broke a 3-3 tie early in the third period as the Falcons won the three-game series and advanced to the AHA Final Four ... Won 55 percent of his faceoffs on the season.
Played in 27 games and had four goals and six assists for 10 points ... Fifth among the freshmen in scoring ... Third on the team with a +9 ... First career goal came against Robert Morris, Oct. 17 ... Scored the game-winner in the 6-5 win at Mercyhurst, Feb. 19 ... One goal and one assist as Air Force swept Sacred Heart in the AHA Quarterfinals, March 11-12.
Before Air Force
Spent two and a half seasons in the USHL before completing his junior career with the Fairbanks Ice Dogs of the NAHL ... Played for coach Josh Hauge ... Played 10 games late in 2009-10 with the Ice Dogs and had one goal and three assists for four points ... Named to the all-tournament team at the NAHL's Robertson Cup as he scored six points in 10 games as his team placed second ... Played 22 games for the Sioux Falls Stampede (USHL) and had 10 points on three goals and seven assists in 2009-10... In 2008-09, played 44 games for the Stampede and had 15 points (8-7-15) ... Played 42 games for the Ohio Junior Blue Jackets of the USHL in 2007-08 and had 11 points on four goals and seven assists ... Graduated from University High School.
Member of Cadet Squadron 33 ... Parents are George, Jr., and Kathleen Michalke ... Has one brother ... Major is management ... On the dean's list and commandant's list (military excellence) in the spring of 2012 ... On the dean's list, commandant's list and athletic's list three times each ... On the superintendent's list once for excellence in academics, military and athletics... Favorite book is Catch-22 ... Favorite movie is Toy Story ... Favorite sport other than hockey is basketball ... Credits his parents as having the greatest influence on his sports career ... Started playing hockey at the age of three ... Favorite NHL team is the Columbus Blue Jackets ... Favorite NHL player is Pavel Bure ... Favorite book is J.R. by Jeremy Roenick.