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Chad Demers

School

Air Force Academy

Position
Forward
Major
Management

Classroom

Carries a 3.8 GPA in his major (management) and a cumulative GPA of 3.26. Has been on the Dean’s List four of his six semesters at the Academy. Had a 3.71 GPA in the spring of 2014.
Co-author of a published scientific work titled “More Inaccurate Ballistic Coefficients” (2011).

Character

In the summer of 2014, Demers was selected as the Commander for the Obstacle Course during 2nd Basic Cadet Training and won the award for Outstanding Courses Cadre for 2nd Basic Cadet Training. Was the Academy’s Flight Commander for Operation Air Force, a summer program that sends cadets around the world to gain experience in the operational Air Force. Has held several leadership positions within his squadron, including Element Leader and Assistant Flight Commander. Selected by his teammates as an assistant captain of the hockey team.

Community

Despite the demands of playing Division I hockey, especially at a service academy, Demers has volunteered for numerous community service activities including the Juvenile Diabetes Research Diabetes Foundation Walk for the Cure. He volunteered to support a group that cleaned a local park in Colorado Springs (Palmer Park) and supported a project called Reading is Succeeding, which helped provide various reading materials to first-grade students. Demers also supported a local cancer benefit for an elementary student at Bear Creek Elementary School.

Competition

In four games this season, Demers is third on the team with three points (1-2-3). Last season, he tied for the team lead with 15 goals and was second on the team with 28 assists and 41 points in 39 games. He tied for third on the team with three power-play goals and three game-winners, and his +9 in all games was tied as the best among the team’s forwards and second best on the team. In 27 conference games, he had 11 goals and 30 points and was a +7. Demers won 342 face-offs during the season, the second most on the team, and won 53.2 percent, and also had 11 multiple-point games. On Oct. 29 he was named the AHA Player of the Week when he scored four points (1-3-4) to lead Air Force to a pair of AHA wins over Canisius and Niagara. He tied his career high with two goals in the 4-3 win over Robert Morris on Nov. 16.