Air Force hockey players Jacques Lamoureux and Andrew Volkening earned Atlantic Hockey Association monthly awards for their performances in the month of October. Lamoureux was named the player of the month while Volkening was named the goaltender of the month.
Lamoureux, a sophomore center from Grand Forks, N.D., has scored a point in every game this season. He leads the nation in goals (11), points (19), power-play goals (7) and game-winners. He scored eight goals and had 15 points in the month of October. In the first game of November, he scored a hat trick and added an assist.
Volkening, a junior goaltender from Genoa, Ill., has allowed more than one goal in just four of his eight games this season. Three of the goals he allowed came on the power play. In seven games in October, he had a perfect 7-0 record with a 1.42 goals-against average and a .935 saves percentage. He recorded his first shutout of the season and the fifth of his career in a 6-0 win over Bemidji State. In the 8-2 win over Bentley, he had a season-high 29 saves.
Air Force, 8-0 overall and 6-0 in the AHA, is ranked 14th in the nation in both national polls this week (USCHO/CBS College Sports and USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine). The Falcons are off until Nov. 14-15 at Holy Cross