U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. – Air Force senior Jason Fabian was selected as the co-recipient of the Atlantic Hockey Association Individual Sportsmanship award as voted on by the league’s coaches. Mercyhurst defenseman Nick Jones shared the award with Fabian.
Fabian, who played in nearly every situation including power play, penalty kill and extra-attacker offense and defense, played in all 39 games and was called for just two penalties for four minutes all season. He finished the season fifth on the team in scoring with 19 points on eight goals and 11 assists. He was Air Force’s top faceoff man, winning 380 faceoffs this season, the 22nd most in the nation. His 54.8 faceoff winning percentage was the ninth best in the nation among players who won more than 375 draws. A forward from Roseau, Minn., Fabian blocked 27 shots, the best mark among the Air Force forwards.
Fabian is the first Falcon to ever win the AHA Individual Sportsmanship Award.
Mercyhurst goalie Jimmy Sarjeant was named the AHA Player of the Year, while Laker coach Rick Gotkin earned Coach of the Year honors. Mercyhurst’s Dan O’Donoghue was named the AHA’s Best Defensive Forward, Laker Nick Jones was named the Best Defenseman. Sacred Heart’s Justin Danforth was named the AHA Rookie of the Year.