Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Force Defenseman Commits to Air Force

Press Release

The Fargo Force announced that defenseman Dan Weissenhofer has committed to play collegiate hockey at the United States Air Force Academy following his USHL career.

Weissenhofer is playing in his second USHL season and has posted 10 points (2g, 8a) and a plus-10 rating in 20 games for the Force. He ranks second on his team and sixth among USHL defenseman in plus/minus. The 19-year-old from Naperville, Illinois tallied his first career USHL goal in the 2-1 win over Muskegon on October 16th. He began his USHL career in 2009-10 appearing in 14 games for the Lincoln Stars and collecting three assists.

Weissenhofer will be joined at Air Force by Force teammate Chad Demers who committed to the school last week. Two other USHL players have committed to play collegiate hockey at Air Force – Chicago Steel forward Cole Gunner and Green Bay Gamblers defenseman Max Hartner.

The Air Force Falcons are a member of the Atlantic Hockey Association and have nine USHL alumni on the roster for the 2010-11 season; Sean Bertsch (Des Moines Buccaneers), Stephen Carew (Green Bay Gamblers), Kyle De Laurell (Lincoln Stars), Dan Durham (Fargo Force/Ohio Jr. Blue Jackets/Chicago Steel), Scott Kozlak (Chicago Steel/Des Moines Buccaneers), Scott Mathis (Cedar Rapids RoughRiders), George Michalke (Sioux Falls Stampede/Ohio Jr. Blue Jackets), Mike Walsh (Chicago Steel), and Paul Weisgarber (Waterloo Black Hawks).

In addition, Air Force head coach Frank Serratore spent six seasons (1989-90, 1982-87) as a head coach in the USHL and ranks second all-time in winning percentage (.710) after compiling a 202-81-5 record.

(Nathan can be reached at fourniern@students.nescom.edu)

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