Air Force hockey team welcomes nine newcomers

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    July 8, 2011

    July 8, 2011 Air Force hockey team welcomes nine newcomers USAFA, Colo. - The Air Force hockey team is proud to announce the nine members of the Class of 2015, as announced today by head coach Frank Serratore. The class of 2015 includes five forwards, three defensemen and a goaltender.

    17, Chad Demers. F, 5-10, 175, Grafton, ND, Fargo Force (USHL) Played in 136 career regular-season and playoff games in three years with the Fargo Force of the USHL ... Played in 51 games in 2010-11 for the Force and was second on the team with 18 goals, 32 assists and 50 points ... his +26 and three game-winners were also second on the team ... In 2009-10, played in 43 regular-season games and had three goals and 12 points ... Also had one goal and one assist in 13 playoff games ... Helped lead the Force to a runner-up finish in the 2010 USHL playoffs ... Played in 23 games in 2008-09 and had two goals and one assist.

    22, Cole Gunner, F, 5-10, 170, Richfield, MN, Tri City Storm (USHL) Played in 151 career games in the USHLwith 27 goals and 46 assists for 73 points ... Started the 2010-11 season with the Chicago Steel of the USHL and played 38 games, scoring six goals and dishing out 14 assists ... Traded to the Tri-City Storm late in the season and played 16 games with seven goals and four assists ... Started the 2009-10 season with the Fargo Force of the USHL and played 26 games with five goals and six assists ... Traded to the Chicago Steel at midseason and played the final 26 games, scoring five goals and 11 assists ... Played 45 games for the Fargo Force in 2008-09 and had four goals and 11 assists.

    4, Alex Halloran, D, 5-9, 180, Salt Lake City, UT, Cowichan Valley Capitals (BCHL) Played two years of junior hockey for the Cowichan Valley Capitals of the BCHL ... Played in 48 games in 2010-11 and was the team's top scoring defensemen with nine goals and 25 assists ... His nine goals were fifth on the team among all players ... Played 58 games for the Capitals in 2009-10 and had three goals and 16 assists for 19 points.

     

     

    15, Scott Holm, F, 6-1, 185, Plymouth, MN, Surrey Eagles (BCHL) Played in 46 games with the Surrey Eagles and had eight goals and 21 assists for 29 points in 2010-11 ... Three power-play goals and three game-winners ... Third on the team with 13 points in 16 playoff games on four goals and nine assists.

    21, Bradley McBride, F, 6-0, 190, Denver, CO, Langley Chiefs (BCHL) Played two years of junior hockey for the Langley Chiefs of the BCHL ... Played in 56 games for the Chiefs in 2010-11 ... Fourth on the team and tied for 20th in the league with 27 goals ... Also had 31 assists and 58 points on the season ... Led the team and was fourth in the league with 14 power-play goals ... Played 36 games for the Chiefs in 2009-10 and had 10 goals and 11 assists for 21 points.

    55, Mike McDonald, D, 6-4, 205, Mahtomedi, MN, Coulee Region Chill (NAHL) 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.

    39, Paul Moberg, G, 6-1, 185, Forest Lake, MN, Coulee Region Chill (NAHL) Played in 42 games for the Coulee Region Chill of the NAHL in 2010-11 ... Record or 22-16-4 with a 2.93 goals-against average ... His .918 saves percentage in the regular season was the sixth best in the league ... Named the NAHL goalie of the week twice ... Started five playoff games and had a 2.75 GAA with a .929 saves percentage ... In 2009-10, played in 41 games with the North Iowa Outlaws of the NAHL and had a 3.69 GAA with a .903 saves percentage and a record of 10-26-3.

    12, Ben Persian, F, 6-2, 175, Orono, MN, Owatonna Express (NAHL) Played two seasons for the Owatonna Express of the NAHL ... Led the team with 24 goals and 48 points in 55 games in 2010-11 ... Fourth on the team with 24 assists ... Also had four power-play goals and four game-winners ... Played 48 games in 2009-10 and had seven goals and six assists ... Named the NAHL Central Division player of the week in October, 2010.

    11, DanWeissenhofer, D, 6-2, 200, Naperville, IL, Fargo Force (USHL) Played 53 games for the Fargo Force of the USHL in 2010-11 and had seven goals and 11 assists for 18 points ... Seven goals were the second best on the team among the defensemen ... +17 was the best mark among the team's defensemen and the third-best mark on the team ... Played 14 games for the Lincoln Stars of the NAHL in 2009-10 and had three assists ... Played 33 games for the Bismarck Bobcats of the NAHL in 2009-10 and had one goal and six assists ... A teammate of current Falcons Jason Fabian and Casey Kleisinger and helped lead the Bobcats to the NAHL Championship.

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