Watch: NAHL Alumni Series, advice from Air Force players
November 17, 2016
In a new video series for the 2016-17 season, the North American Hockey League (NAHL) is please to feature their extensive list of alumni in the NHL, NCAA and beyond in a new series entitled the NAHL Alumni Series.
The NAHL Alumni Series will be a regular video segment that highlights an alumni of the NAHL, who are currently playing in the NHL, NCAA or elsewhere as we try and catch up with their current situation, as well as, take a look back during their time playing in the NAHL.
This past week while the NAHL staff was in Colorado for another great NAPHL and NAHL Future Prospects Tournament event, we took and trip South to the Air Force Academy to catch up with several NAHL alumni.
Kyle Haak, sophomore, forward (Aberdeen Wings, 2012-15) - Last season, played in 36 games and was fifth on the team with nine goals and sixth with 19 points ... His 19 points were the most among the freshmen while his nine goals were second ... His +8 tied for fifth on the team, third among the forwards and best among the freshmen ... Started his career with career-best two goals in the win over fifth-ranked Denver in the season opener ... Career-best three points (1-2-3) against Canisius in game one of the AHC Quarterfinal series ... In that series, had four points (2-2-4) ... Named academic all-conference.
Tyler Ledford, junior, forward (Wichita Falls Wildcats, 2012-14) - Last season, played in all 37 games ... Led the team with 20 assists and 27 points ... Led the team with four power-play goals ... had one game-winner ... Led the team with a 53.5 faceoff winning percentage ... His 303 faceoff wins were second on the team ... 22 of his 27 points came in conference play ... Six games with two or more points ... Tied career best three assists, and three points, against Niagara, Feb. 26 ... Career best two goals against Robert Morris, Feb. 19 ... Five-game point streak late in the season was a career best ... Named academic all-conference.
Tyler Rostenkowski, senior, forward (Amarillo Bulls/Wenatchee Wild/Texas Tornado, 2009-12) - Last season, played in 31 games at forward and had five goals and two assists ... Three of his five goals were game-winners ... scored game-winners against Sacred Heart, Holy Cross and Niagara.
AJ Reid, senior, forward (Austin Bruins, 2012-13) - Last season, played in 22 games and had two goals, seven assists and nine points ... Missed 15 games with a leg injury at mid-season ... Had two assists in the season-opening win over No. 5 Denver ... Two points (1-1-2) in a win over Holy Cross ... Named academic all-conference.