This week's Play of the Week comes from the Army hockey team.
One of 11 seniors on the squad ... one of three players from Minnesota ... one of nine players on the squad from the North American Hockey League ... has appeared in 100 career games ... owns 18 goals and 25 assists over his career.
2010-11: Appeared in 33 games ... registered seven goals and nine assists ... credited with an assist in season-opening game against Colgate ... scored career-best two goals in second game of the season against Holy Cross ... scored game-winning goal in non-conference victory at the University of Massachusetts ... posted two assists against AIC ... registered an assist against Ohio State in the Catamount Cup ... scored one and picked up an assist opposite RIT ... handed out assists against Air Force and Robert Morris ... scored once and posted an assist in late-season series against AIC ... scored in season finale against Sacred Heart.
2009-10: Appeared in 34 games ... scored seven goals ... six assists ... two multiple-point games ... opened the season with points in first three games ... registered an assist at Nebraska-Omaha ... scored once and was +1 against Merrimack ... also netted a goal during a 3-3 overtime tie with Mercyhurst ... credited with a goal in 4-4 tie with ECAC Hockey foe Colgate ... first multiple-point game of the season was against Canisius ... one goal, one assist and was +1 in a 7-2 victory ... scored the final goal in a 4-2 victory over service academy rival Air Force at Tate Rink ... tallied a power play goal and handed out an assist during a wild 8-6 key win against AIC ... netted a goal in the AHA playoffs against Air Force ... also posted assists against Bentley, Sacred Heart and Mercyhurst.
2008-09: Appeared in 33 games ... played in all 26 conference games ... scored four goals ... 10 assists ... registered first point in second collegiate game with an assist against Connecticut ... scored first goal the next night against the Huskies ... back-to-back games with assists against AIC and RIT ... scored first power play goal at Mercyhurst ... credited with an assist in non-conference game at Union ... collected two assists in 4-3 win at Canisius ... handed out two assists in 4-4 tie with Holy Cross ... posted an assist at Air Force ... scored even-strength goal at Air Force ... netted a goal in playoff game against Mercyhurst.
BACKGROUND: Played for head coach Dave Boitz and the North Iowa Outlaws of the NAHL ... set a team record with 26 goals and 12 power play tallies ... played baseball and earned a letter at Hill-Murray High School ... voted the school's top student-athlete ... lists Thomas Vanek as his favorite athlete ... enjoys water sports ... son of Lou and Patty Skarda ... one brother, Brett, and one sister, Krysta ...majoring in Engineering Management.