Senior forward spent a week in July at the Blackhawks Development Camp
2008-09 (Junior) Team MVP ... First-team all-AHA selection ... NCAA East Regional All-Tournament team for second consecutive year ... First in the AHA and sixth in nation in GAA at 1.97 ... Second in the AHA and 19th in the nation in saves percentage at .920 ... Second in the nation with 28 wins ... His 28 wins are the most in school history ... Played every minute of every game ... Named the AHA Goalie of the Month for October and November ... Earned AHA Goalie of the Week four times ... Shutout Bemidji State and stopped 31 of 33 in season opening series ... Stopped 37 of 38 shots in a sweep at Holy Cross ... Second shutout of the season came in 1-0 overtime win at Holy Cross, Nov. 14 ... Third shutout of the season came vs. RIT, Dec. 5 ... Stopped 17 of 18 in the 3-1 win over RIT to lift Air Force to the AHA regular season title ... Named to the AHA all-tournament team for the third straight season as he posted back-to-back shutout wins with a combined 51 saves ... Made 26 saves vs. Bentley and 25 vs. Mercyhurst ... Season high 43 saves in the shutout win over Michigan in the NCAA Regional ... Stopped 32 of 35 shots against Vermont in the double overtime loss in the regional final ... Set new school records for saves percentage, GAA, shutouts and wins in 08-09 ... Shutout streak of 262 minutes nearly doubled the previous school record ... Allowed more than three goals just twice during the season (a 5-4 loss Canisius, 4-4 tie Mercyhurst).
2007-08 (Sophomore) Team MVP ... Started 38 games and played in all 39 ... Record of 21-11-6 with a saves percentage of .911 and a goals against average of 2.09 ... Set then school records for saves percentage, goals-against average and Division I wins ... Second in the league in GAA, first in winning percentage and fifth in saves percentage ... Stopped 47 of 49 shots in back-to-back wins over 14th-ranked Quinnipiac to open the season ... Named AHA Goalie of the Week, Oct. 22 ... AHA Goalie of the Month for October with a 3-1 record, a 1.52 GAA and .943 SV% ... 36 saves in 2-1 overtime win over RIT, Nov. 10 ... 33 saves in a 2-2 OT tie at No. 12 Minnesota ... Stopped 29 of 31 shots in the win over fourth-ranked Denver ... Recorded his first shutout of the season and second of his career with a 7-0 win over Mercyhurst ... Second shutout of season in 3-0 win at Canisius ... Shutout streak of 133 consecutive minutes set a then school record vs. Division I opponents ... Third shutout of the season came vs. AIC in the regular-season finale with 19 saves ... Earned two wins over Bentley in the AHA Quarterfinals, stopping 37 of 40 shots ... Named to all-tournament team at AHA Tourney for second straight season ... Shutout second-seeded RIT with 24 saves in AHA semifinals ... Career-best 49 saves in the double overtime win over Mercyhurst in AHA Championship game ... Named to the all-tournament team at the NCAA Northeast Regional, the first Falcon ever named to a regional all-tournament team ... Stopped 30 of the 33 shots he faced vs. Miami, including a stick save in the second period with Air Force trailing, 1-0 ... The save was the No. 1 Play of the Day on ESPN, a first for Air Force hockey.
2006-07 (Freshman) Played in 10 games, started seven ... 2.70 GAA, .895 saves percentage ... 4-2 record with one shutout (AIC), Nov. 19 ... First career start came at home vs. Bentley, Oct. 20 ... Made 22 saves in a 5-1 win ... 19 saves in the shutout win over AIC, Nov. 19 ... Shutout was first of career ... Started the AHA Championship Game vs. Army ... Allowed just one goal, a PPG, late in the third ... Stopped 23 of 24 shots he faced in 6-1 win on March 17 ... Named to AHA all-tournament team ... Started vs. Minnesota in the NCAA Tournament ... A then-career-high 33 saves vs. the Gophers.
Before Air Force Started 37 games in the net for the Wasilla Spirit, coached by Dean Larson and Corey Millen ... 15-20-4 with a 3.06 GAA and a .915 saves percentage ... Fifth in the league with five shutouts ... Sixth in the league in saves percentage ... 1.90 GAA in five playoff games ... Saves percentage of .950 in the playoffs was the third best in the league ... Two of his three playoff losses came in overtime ... Graduated from Waukesha (Wisc.) West High School ... On the high school honor roll.
Personal Member of Cadet Squadron 21 ... Major is behavioral science ... Parents are Lee and Margaret Volkening ... Has one brother, Dustin (26), who enlisted in the Navy ... Worked Falcon Summer Sports Camps as a counselor and also took a summer class in astronautical engineering ... Spent his leave in Ottawa at the Senators' Developmental Camp ... Is the academics officer in his squadron, responsible for the academic success of the squadron members ... On the superintendent's list for excellence in academics, military and athletics ... Favorite musical group is Nine Inch Nails ... Person in history he would most like to meet is Jesus ... Greatest moments in sports were winning the AHA championships ... Credits his parents and brother as having the greatest influence on his sports career ... Long-term goal is to go to graduate school and become a psychologist ... Hobby is reading ... Came to the Academy "for a top-notch education and to do my part for this country" ... Favorite NHL teams are Calgary and Vancouver ... Favorite player is Canucks' goalie Roberto Luongo.
Volkening's Career Stats Year GP MIN GA GAA REC SV SV% 2006-07 10 445 20 2.70 4-2-0 170 .895 2007-08 39 2271 79 2.09 21-11-6 813 .911 2008-09 41 2502 82 1.97 28-11-2 937 .920 Career 90 5218 181 2.08 53-24-8 1920 .914