Air Force senior Eric Ehn has been selected to compete in the third annual NCAA Frozen Four Skills Competition at Pepsi Center in Denver, Friday, April 11.
Ehn is the most decorated hockey player in school history. A 2007 All-American and Hobey Baker Hat Trick finalist, he concluded his career with 146 points in 133 career games. A native of Dexter, Mich., Ehn missed 14 games from Jan. 19-March 17 with a leg injury this season. He returned to the lineup in the NCAA Northeast Regional and played vs. second-ranked Miami. Ehn was a first-team all-Atlantic Hockey selection last season and was named the player of the year. This season, he was leading the league in points prior to the injury. Despite missing 14 games, he still collected third-team all-conference honors. This season, Ehn had six goals and 19 assists for 25 points in 25 games.
Ehn is the second Air Force player selected to the Skills Competition in the brief three-year history of the event. Last season, Andrew Ramsey competed in the event at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis.
The competition will be conducted in an East versus West format with each team having six male position players, six female position players, two male goaltenders and two female goaltenders. Ehn was not selected to the initial team, but was listed as an alternate. He was selected to compete in the event as Boston College’s Michael Brennan is unable to participate due to his team playing in the Frozen Four. The competitions will include puck control relay, fastest skater, hardest shot, rapid fire shooting, accuracy shooting and penalty shot.
Ehn is joined on the East Team by goaltenders Kevin Regan from New Hampshire and Clarkson’s David Leggio. The five other male skaters on the East squad include Luke Flicek, Army; Pete MacArthur, Boston University; Jesse Winchester, Colgate; Jon Rheault, Providence and Jake Morissette, RPI.
Tickets for the event are $10 and are on sale at the Pepsi Center box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, Ticketmaster.com or by phone at 303/830-8497. The Frozen Four Skills Challenge will begin at 7 p.m. Mountain time and will be preceded by the Hobey Baker Memorial Award at 5:30 p.m. and the Hockey Humanitarian Award at 6:05 p.m. The Frozen Four Skills Challenge and the Hobey Baker Award will both be shown live on ESPNU.