Johnstown Tomahawks forward and 2021-22 captain Holt Oliphant has announced his commitment to further his career at the United States Air Force Academy next year playing Division I hockey.
“I’m really excited for the opportunity to play hockey at Air Force and to be a Cadet,” said Oliphant. “I feel it’s a great fit for me and I’m really looking forward to the next four years.”
The Northbrook, Illinois native came into Johnstown last year and tallied 31 points (12G, 19A) in 53 games for the Tomahawks and is off to a hot start already this season with six points (3G, 3A) in the team’s first seven games.
“Holt’s commitment to Air Force is so extremely deserved,” said Head Coach Mike Letizia. “I have said it numerous times that his character, commitment, and work-ethic really is unmatched and there is no doubt that he is a great fit for Coach Serratore and his program.”
The prestigious military academy in Colorado Springs has also been home to fellow Tomahawks alum Chris Truehl (2012-13) who was in net for the Falcons from 2013 to 2015.
“I think Holt’s on and off ice work speaks for itself when it comes to earning this opportunity to play Division I hockey,” added Letizia. “Additionally, it’s hard to imagine somebody better than him to be a representative of our country. I could not be more proud of him and what he means to the Tomahawks organization.”