Mike Walsh
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    Mike Walsh

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Vernon Hills, Ill.

    Height / Weight:
    5-10 / 193

    Position:
    D

    Last Team:
    Chicago Steel (USHL)

    02/27/2013

    Falcons host #13 Niagara in final AHA regular-season series

    Air Force is in second place in the AHA while Niagara has already clinched the regular-season title

    02/08/2013

    Air Force comes back for 4-2 win at Mercyhurst

    Freshman Max Hartner scored the first two goals of his career

    12/08/2012

    Air Force and Bentley skate to 2-2 overtime tie

    AFA is unbeaten in its last three games and took three points in the Bentley series

    12/02/2012

    Air Force beats RIT, 3-2, in overtime

    Carew scored the game-winner 61 seconds into overtime

    2011-12 (Junior)

    Played in all 39 games on defense and had six assists ... His +17 was the best mark on the team ... Career-best two assists in the win at AIC, Dec. 2 ... Also recorded assists against North Dakota, Colorado College, RIT and Mercyhurst ... Assists vs. Colorado College, RIT and Mercyhurst came on the game-winning goals ... Against Colorado College and RIT, he assisted on Casey Kleisinger's short-handed game-winner.

    2010-11 (Sophomore)

    Played in all 38 games on defense ... One goal and six assists for seven points on the season ... First career goal came against Robert Morris, Oct. 17 ... Assisted on the game-winning goal when Air Force beat Robert Morris, 4-2, on Feb. 26, in the final regular-season home game of the season.

    2009-12 (Freshman)

    Played in 20 games and had three points ... +2 on the season ... First career point came in his first career game with an assist at Bemidji State ... Also had an assist in the win over Army, March 13, in the AHA Quarterfinals ... Assisted on Jacques Lamoureux's power-play game-winner with 1:25 left in the game as Air Force swept the playoff series and advanced to the AHA Final Four.

    Before Air Force

    Played 24 games for coach Steve Poapst and the Chicago Steel of the USHL and had 10 points (7-3-10) ... Team captain ... Missed the second half of the season due to a shoulder injury ... Also played 60 games for the Steel in 2007-08 (3-8-11) and 57 games in 2006-07 (4-8-12) ... Graduated from Vernon Hills High School ... Lettered two years in track.

    Personal

    Member of Cadet Squadron 5 ... Parents are Mike and Marianne Walsh ... Has two sisters ... Major is management ... This past summer, took a geopolitics and biology class ... Also worked Expeditionary and Survival Evasion Training ... On the athletic's list four times ... Would like to work in the space and missiles career field after graduation and would someday like to work for a large company ... Favorite class is innovations ... Famous person he would most like to meet is former Philadelphia Flyers coach Fred Shero ... Greatest moment in sports was winning the Curt Hammer Award as the USHL's Most Gentlemanly Player on and off the ice ... One word to describe himself is "easy-going" ... Favorite sport other than hockey is golf ... Has worn the No. 24 since he started playing juniors ... Credits his junior coach, Steve Poapst, with having the greatest influence on his sports career ... Started playing hockey at the age of four ... Hobbies are listening to music and playing golf ... Favorite NHL team is the Chicago Blackhawks ... Favorite player is Blackhawk defenseman Duncan Keith.

    WALSH'S CAREER STATS
    Year GP G A PTS
    2009-10 20 0 3 3
    2010-11 38 1 6 7
    2011-12 39 0 6 6
    Totals 97 1 15 16
    Inside Ice Hockey