Matt Fairchild
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    Matt Fairchild

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Ashburn, Va.

    High School:
    Stone Bridge

    Height / Weight:
    5-10 / 175

    Position:
    F

    Last Team:
    Walpole Stars (EJHL)

    04/30/2014

    Falcons finish season at 21-14-4

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

    2008-09 (Junior) Played in all 41 games and was second on the team with 17 goals and fourth with 37 points ... Third-team all-AHA selection ... Led the AHA and was second in the nation with four short-handed goals ... Tied for 13th in the league with 1.04 points per game in league games (14-15-29 in 28 games) ... Tied for 13th in the league in all games with 0.92 points per game (17-20-37) ... Scored short-handed goals at Sacred Heart and home vs. Sacred Heart, Canisius and Army ... All 17 of his goals were scored against league opponents ... Four short-handed goals, five power-play goals and eight even strength goals ... Season high two goals vs. Army (Jan. 23) and Sacred Heart (Nov. 21) ... Career high four points (2-2-4) vs. Sacred Heart ... Four points in the Army series ... Scored a point in five straight games from Jan. 16-30, his longest streak of his season ... Matched his season high with two goals vs. UConn, Feb. 6 ... Scored a point in 15 of the last 19 games ... Named the AHA Tournament MVP as he scored three of Air Force's five goals in two wins over Bentley and Mercyhurst ... Scored two goals, including the game winner, in the semifinal win over Bentley ... Assisted on Lamoureux's goal vs. Michigan in the NCAA East Regional ... Academic All-Conference.

    2007-08 (Sophomore) Fourth on the team with 29 points (11-18-29) in 39 games ... +15 was second on the team and second among the team's forwards ... Three short-handed goals led the league and were tied for 15th in the nation ...Two points (1-1-2) in AFA's 3-1 win at Sacred Heart, Jan. 5 ... Scored a short-handed goal, the first of his career, with 1:05 remaining in the third to seal the win ... Named the AHA Player of the Week as he scored his first career hat trick in the win over No. 4 Denver ... Scored a short-handed goal for a 2-0 lead in the first period ... Netted an empty net goal with just under five minutes left to seal the win ... Three points (1-2-3) vs. Mercyhurst, Feb. 9 ... Scored two goals, including one short-handed, in the 5-0 win over RIT in AHA semifinals ... Eight-game scoring streak, the longest of his career and the second longest active streak by any Falcon during the season ended March 16 (3-9-12 during the streak) ... Assisted on Derrick Burnett's goal in the NCAA Northeast Regional ... Academic All-Conference.

    2006-07 (Freshman) Played in 39 games, missed one due to injury ... 11 points (5-6-11) ... The No. 2 freshman scorer on the team ... Career-best three points (1-2-3) vs. UAH, Oct. 27 ... Scored eventual game-winning goal vs. RIT, Nov. 3 ... Scored AFA's only goal in the 2-1 loss at RIT, Feb. 10 ... Two points (1-1-2) in the 5-4 win over Sacred Heart in overtime in the AHA Semifinals ... Assisted on the first goal and then scored the third goal for a 3-1 AFA lead in the second period ... Tied career-best with two assists vs. Minnesota in the NCAA Tournament ... Assisted on goals by Jeff Hajner and Brett Nylander ... On the AHA all-academic team. Before Air Force Played 43 games for coach Jack Sweeney's Walpole Stars of the EJHL ... Fifth on the team with 36 points (8-28-36) ... Tied for second on the team in assists ... Two-year co-captain for the Stars ... Lettered four years in hockey at Stone Bridge H.S. ... Two-time league player of the year ... All-district three times ... Team captain as a junior and senior ... Team won the league title twice ... Earned the school's academic excellence award.

    Personal Member of Cadet Squadron 26 ... Major is systems engineering management ... Parents are Larry and Jacqueline Fairchild ... Has two older sisters, Brittany (26) and Neichaun (33) ... Future plans are to work in the acquistions field and get his MBA ... This past summer, worked the Basic Cadet Training Command Center ... Also worked with the Cadet Wing Media Staff as a photographer during basic training ... Took photos from a Chinook helicopter ... On the dean's list every semester ... On the athletics list five times ... On the commandant's list for military excellence twice ... On the superintendent's list twice for academic, military and athletic excellence ... Full name is Larry Matthew Fairchild ... Greatest moment in sports was beating Michigan last season ... Wears No. 12 because that was his number in high school ... Favorite class is innovations ... Favorite book is any Sudoku book ... Grew up playing roller hockey in Virginia ... If he could be any cartoon hero it would be Batman ... Favorite food is all seafood ... Something not many people know about him is that he likes to work on cars ... The thing he likes best about hockey is the speed of the game ... Hobbies are golf and motor sports ... Favorite NHL team is the Washington Capitals ... Favorite player is Capitals' winger Alexander Ovechkin.

    Fairchild's Career Stats
    Year	GP	G	A	PTS	PIM	SOG	PP
    2006-07	39	5	6	11	6-12	61	2
    2007-08	39	11	18	29	10-20	108	2
    2008-09	41	17	20	37	4-8	121	5
    Totals	119	33	44	77	20-40	290	9
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