Ian Harper
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    Ian Harper

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Colorado Springs, CO

    High School:
    Doherty

    Height / Weight:
    6-2 / 190

    Position:
    G

    Birthdate:
    02/22/1984

    Last Team:
    Springfield Blues

    2006-07 (Junior) Played in eight games with five starts ... Came on in relief to earn wins against UAH (Oct. 27) and Robert Morris ... Played in 13 percent of team's minutes (328) ... 2.56 GAA and a .889 saves percentage ... Tied for second on the team with four wins (4-3-1) ... Season-high 24 saves vs. RIT ... Earned first career shutout vs. RIT, 3-0, Nov. 3 ... Made 23 saves vs. Notre Dame (ranked 11th at the time of the game and ranked as high as No. 1 during the season).

    2005-06 (Sophomore) Platooned with Peter Foster for the first two-thirds of the season ... Started 10 games and played in 12 ... Had a 2-6-1 record with a 3.89 goals-against average and a .858 saves percentage ... First win of the season came in his first start ... Allowed just one goal and made 21 saves vs. Union ... Made a season-high 34 saves and allowed six goals vs. fourth-ranked Colorado College ... Earned his second win against Wayne State ... Made 22 saves and allowed six goals, four in the third period.

    2004-05 (Freshman) Started eight games and played in 13 ... Had a 2.97 goals-against average and a .898 saves percentage ... Record of 2-5-0 ... CHA numbers were the best on the team ... Played 38 percent of the minutes in CHA games and collected wins over Wayne State and Alabama-Huntsville ... Ranked third in CHA games in goals-against average (2.67) and fourth in saves percentage (.907) ... First career collegiate game came on the road at Holy Cross, Oct. 30 ... First career start came against Wayne State, Dec. 3 ... Named the CHA Rookie of the Week for his performance ... Stopped 29 of 30 shots in 2-1 AFA win ... Started the second game at Bemidji State, Jan. 8 ... Made 24 saves while allowing four goals in 63 minutes ... AFA lost in overtime with 1:34 remaining ... Started the second game at UAH and earned the win ... Made a career-best 36 saves in leading AFA to a 3-2 win ... Earned CHA Defensive Player of the Week honors for his efforts, his second CHA honor of the season.

    Before Air Force Played junior hockey for coach Nick Pollos' Springfield Blues of the North American Junior Hockey League ... Team placed third at the 2004 junior "A" national championships ... Played in 28 games and was third in the league with a 2.28 goals-against average and fourth with a .924 saves percentage ... Record of 17-9 ... Graduated from Doherty High School ... Played in the Rocky Mountain Select 17 festival.

    Personal Member of Cadet Squadron 30 ... Nickname is Harps ... Born Feb. 22, 1984 ... Major is systems engineering management ... Parents are Nick and Kimberly Harper ... Two brothers, Collin (25) and Nicholas (21) ... This past summer, attended Operation Air Force at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., and watched the space shuttle launch on scene from Cape Canaveral ... Was the A-Flight commander on the obstacle course during Basic Cadet Training ... Is the chief of scheduling in his squadron ... On the dean's list twice ... Plans to be a space and missile officer in the Air Force ... Hobbies are snowboarding and camping ... Favorite food is his mom's spaghetti ... Favorite movie is Finding Nemo ... Credits his parents as having the greatest influence on his sports career ... Greatest moment in sports was playing in the Junior "A" national championship in 2004 ... The thing he likes most about the AFA coaching staff is their dedication ... Favorite NHL team is the Dallas Stars ... Favorite player is former Stars' goalie Ed Balfour.

    Career Statistics
    Year	          GP	MIN	GA	GAA	REC	SV	SV%
    2004-05 (Fr.)	14	566	28	2.97	2-5-0	247	.898
    2005-06 (So.)	12	663	43	3.89	2-6-1	259	.858
    2006-07 (Jr.)	8	328	14	2.56	4-3-1	112	.889
    Totals	         34	1557	85	3.28	8-14-2	618	.879
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