The Johnstown Tomahawks, proud members of the North American Hockey League (NAHL), are proud to announce that defenseman Alex Jaeckle has committed to play for the United States Air Force Academy. Jaeckle joins fellow teammate Matthew Meier in committing to play for the Falcons. Air Force is a member of the Atlantic Hockey Association (AHA).
Jaeckle has appeared in 20 games for the Tomahawks this season, scoring four goals and two assists. Prior to playing for Johnstown, he played 27 games last season for the Little Caesars 18U team of the High Performance Hockey League.
“This is another great success for our organization. The most important thing for us has always been the development and advancement of our players. Alex is a hard-working player and a key part of our team. More importantly, he’s a great person who is truly deserving of this achievement,” said Tomahawks head coach Jason Spence.
Air Force is under the direction of head coach Frank Serratore and the Falcons have won five of the last seven Atlantic Hockey Association Tournament Championships. No other NCAA Division I team has more NAHL graduates on their roster than Air Force.
The Tomahawks now have 12 players that are playing in, or have committed to play college hockey.
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