Force Defenseman Commits to Air Force Academy
Tuesday September 25, 2012
Fargo Force defenseman Taylor Fleming. (photo by mJoy Photography)
Fargo Force defenseman Taylor Fleming has committed to play collegiate hockey at the United States Air Force Academy following his USHL career.
Fleming is entering his second season with the Force after putting up 10 points (3g, 7a) in 55 games as a rookie in 2011-12. He scored his first USHL career goal on January 13th vs. Tri-City and tallied his second the following night against Tri-City – both victories for the Force. The 19-year-old from Waconia, Minnesota was honored by his team last season with the Community Service Award for his outstanding efforts in the Fargo community.
“What I was looking for in a college was the full package”, said Fleming. “Air Force has great academics there and you are basically set for life when you graduate. That was one of the things that I liked about the school. The scholarship was also helpful so that it was affordable for me and my family and they have a really good hockey team there. They have become one of the top teams in the country over the last few years. It was just the full package for me.”
The Air Force Falcons are a member of the Atlantic Hockey Conference and have a total of nine USHL alumni on the roster for the upcoming season; Stephen Carew (Green Bay Gamblers), Kyle De Laurell (Lincoln Stars), Chad Demers (Fargo Force), Max Edson (Waterloo Black Hawks), Cole Gunner (Chicago/Fargo/Tri-City), Max Hartner (Green Bay Gamblers), George Michalke (Sioux Falls Stampede), Mike Walsh (Chicago Steel), and Dan Weissenhofer (Fargo/Lincoln).
USHL stats – Taylor Fleming
Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the USHL celebrated its 10th season as the nation's only Tier I junior hockey league in 2011-12. With 28 picks during the 2012 NHL Entry Draft and over 280 players already committed to NCAA Division I schools this season, the USHL has emerged as the world’s foremost producer of junior hockey talent. For more information, visit us on the web at www.USHL.com or visit the League’s social media platforms, including Facebook (www.facebook.com/ushlhockey), twitter (www.twitter.com/ushl), and YouTube (www.youtube.com/ushlinteractive). Fans can also watch USHL action all season long, live or on-demand via FASTHockey (ushl.fasthockey.com).
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