Former Wildcat De Laurell nets weekly NCAA honor
Air Force junior and former Wichita Falls Wildcat forward Kyle De Laurell was named the Atlantic Hockey Association player of the week for his efforts in the Falcons’ sweep at AIC, Dec. 2-3.
The winger from Mission Viejo, Calif., had six points with three goals and three assists last weekend. He tied his season high (for the third time) with two goals and had a career high four points in the 8-3 win on Friday. He scored the first goal of the game and the Falcons never trailed. On Saturday, he had one goal and one assist in the 7-3 win. His goal in the second period was the eventual game-winner. De Laurell has scored a point in six straight games, the longest of his career, and he has scored at least one point in 12 of the 15 games this season. He leads the AHA with 21 points and is tied for the league lead with 11 goals. He is ninth in the nation in points per game (1.47) and is 10th in goals per game (0.73).
De Laurell played two years for Wichita Falls from 2007-09, where he recorded 47 points in 47 career regular season games.
Air Force, 9-4-2 overall, is in first place in the AHA with 17 points and an 8-2-1 record. The Falcons are off until Dec. 30 when AFA travels to the World Arena to face sixth-ranked Colorado College. The Falcons host 13th-ranked Denver on Dec. 31 at 6:05 p.m. at the Cadet Ice Arena.