Mike McDonald
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    Mike McDonald

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Mahtomedi, Minn.

    Height / Weight:
    6-5 / 215

    Position:
    D

    Last Team:
    Coulee Region Chill (NAHL)

    04/07/2013

    Air Force hockey announces 2012-13 award winners

    Carew takes home the top honor with the Heyliger; De Laurell named MVP

    03/01/2013

    Air Force beat No. 13 Niagara, 5-2

    Falcons are in second place in AHA with 33 points (16-11-7 overall)

    02/16/2013

    Air Force sweeps Canisius with 3-2 win

    Scott Holm scored two goals and Ben Persian scored one in 3-2 victory

    01/26/2013

    Air Force sweeps Robert Morris with 4-1 win

    AFA moved into sole possession of second place with a sweep of the Colonials

    01/12/2013

    Air Force and Army skate to 3-3 overtime tie

    Senior Kyle DeLaurell scored the game-tying goal in third period, his fourth goal of the series

    2012-13 (Sophomore)
    Played in 36 of the 37 games and had seven points on two goals and five assists ... Was a +4 on the season ... Career-best two points (1-1-2) vs. Mercyhurst Nov. 30 ... Scored a goal in the 5-2 win over 13th-ranked Niagara.

    2011-12 (Freshman)
    Played in two games and had one shot on goal and one penalty ... Played against Sacred Heart (Nov. 5) and UConn (Nov. 26).

    Before Air Force
    Played in 54 games on defense for the Coulee Region Chill of the NAHL and had four goals and 11 assists for 15 points in 2010-11... One power-play goal and two game-winners ... One goal and four assists and was a +4 in nine playoff games ... In 2009-10, played in 43 games with the North Iowa Outlaws of the NAHL and had two goals and five assists ... Junior coach was Garrett Strot ... Lettered four years in hockey and three in football at Mahtomedi High School ... All-conference in football in 2008 ... Honorable mention in hockey as a junior and all-conference as a senior.

    Personal
    Member of Cadet Squadron 20 ... Parents are Mike and Lori McDonald ... Has two brothers ... Major is management ... This past summer, travelled to Altus AFB, Okla., on Operation Air Force and flew in a KC-135 and C-17 ... Also worked the obstacle course at Basic Cadet Training this past summer ... On the dean's list and athletic's list in the spring of 2012 ... Long-term goal is to work as an acquisitions officer and then work for a Fortune 500 company ... Favorite books are anything written by Vince Flynn ... Favorite sport other than hockey is football ... Credits his father as having the greatest influence on his sports career ... Cousin, Chris Anderson, played for St. Cloud State from 2004-08 ... Started playing ice hockey at age of four ... Hobbies are playing golf, guitar and Mario Kart ... Favorite NHL team is the Minnesota Wild ... Favorite player is retired defenseman Rob Blake.

    McDONALD'S CAREER STATS
    Year GP G A PTS PIM SOG PP SH GW
    2011-12 2 0 0 0 1-2 1 0 0 0
    2012-13 36 2 5 7 14-28 42 0 0 0
    Totals 38 2 5 7 15-30 43 0 0 0
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