Tyler Ledford
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Tyler  Ledford

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Colorado Springs, Colo.

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 160

Position:
F

Last Team:
Wichita Falls Wildcats (NAHL)

06/28/2017

Fifteen Falcons named to Atlantic Hockey all-academic team

A school-record 15 Falcons honored for their work in the classroom

06/22/2016

14 Falcons named AHC all-academic

A school-record 14 Falcons were honored for their excellence off the ice

01/09/2015

Air Force comes from behind for 4-3 win over Niagara

Demers has three points and nets game-winner with 3:40 remaining

01/02/2015

Air Force and Holy Cross skate to 1-1 OT tie

Chris Truehl made 37 saves and Erik Baskin scored power-play goal for Falcons

11/29/2014

Air Force holds off Canisius for 3-2 win and series split

Falcons and Griffs split two-game series

2016-17 (Junior)

Played in all 41 games and had 22 points on seven goals and 15 assists … Three-power play goals, one shortie and one game-winner … Led the team with 371 face-off wins … Face-off winning percentage of  56.7 percent was second on the team … Two assists in the win at Arizona State … Two points (1-1-2) in the win at Sacred Heart (Dec. 30 ) … Two assists in the win at Robert Morris (Jan. 20) … Had an eight-game point streak, the longest of his career, in the second half of the season … Assisted on both goals in the 2-1 win over Robert Morris in the AHC championship game … Scored a goal against No. 8 Western Michigan in the NCAA East Regional … Had an assist the next day against top-seeded Harvard.

 

2015-16 (Sophomore)

Played in all 37 games ... Led the team with 20 assists and 27 points ... Led the team with four power-play goals ... had one game-winner ... Led the team with a 53.5 faceoff winning percentage ... His 303 faceoff wins were second on the team ... 22 of his 27 points came in conference play ... Six games with two or more points ... Tied career best three assists, and three points, against Niagara, Feb. 26 ... Career best two goals against Robert Morris, Feb. 19 ... Five-game point streak late in the season was a career best  ... Named academic all-conference.

2014-15 (Freshman)

Played in all 41 games ... Co-recipient of the John Matchefts Award as the team’s freshman of the year ...  Sixth on the team with 18 points on two goals and 16 assists ...  Fifth on the team in assists ... 13 points in 28 conference games ... First career point was an assist in the 4-3 win over RIT ... First career goal came in the 4-3 win over Niagara ... Two assists against Sacred Heart and AIC ... Career best three assists vs. AIC.

 

Before Air Force

Played in 118 games in two seasons for the Wichita Falls Wildcats of the NAHL … In 2012-13, had 35 points (9-26-35) in 58 games … Had 40 points (9-31-40) in 60 games in 2013-14 … Led the team with 31 assists and was second on the team with 40 points … Had two assists in three playoff games in 2013-14.

 

Personal

Member of Cadet Squadron  34 ... Parents are  Jim and Toni Ledford ... Has one brother ... Major is management ... Long-term goal is to go to grad school and work in the logistics career field and possibly return to USAFA to teach  ... This past summer, was selected for the Cadet Summer Research Program and spent three weeks at General Electric’s aviation sector... Was the director of operations during Basic Cadet Training, responsible for all courses that the freshman are required to complete, including the assault course, obstacle course, leadership reaction course and several others … Is the athletic’s officer in his squadron … Is the president of the Association for Innovation Club at the Academy … On the dean’s list five of his six semesters … Plays both the piano and ukulele ... Played for the Air Force Junior Falcons when he was younger … Greatest moment in sports was winning the AHC championship last season … Favorite sport other than hockey is golf ... Grandfather served in the Air Force ... Brother, Zach, was a four-year letterman at Bentley (2011-14) ... Credits his brother as having the greatest influence on his sports career ... One word to describe him is calculated ... Started playing hockey at the age of four ... Favorite NHL team is the Colorado Avalanche ... Favorite players are David Krejci and Johnny Goudreau.



Year GP G A PTS PIM SOG PP SH GW
2014-15 41 2 16 18 6-12 64 0 0 0
2015-16 37 7 20 27 8-16 81 4 0 1
2016-17 41 7 15 22 6-12 85 3 1 1
Career 129 16 51 67 20-40 230 7 1 2
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