One-timers with … Kyle Haak

Kyle Haak. Photo courtesy of Paat Kelly and Air Force Athletics

Sophomore center Kyle Haak is piling up points (he leads Air Force with 22 through 28 games) and grade-points (he’s near the top of his class at the Academy) this season. A physics major with a nuclear weapons and strategy minor, Haak has developed excellent chemistry with line mates Jordan Himley (the Falcons’ leading goal scorer) and Erik Baskin. Just as his line mates did earlier this season, Haak took time to fire away at some sweet feeds on The Flight Path.

What is the breakfast of champions?

I’d say it’s an omelet.

Do you have a favorite hockey movie?

I love “Miracle”. I love that movie.

haak_kyleDid you make any New Year’s resolutions?

No, actually. No resolutions for this year. I thought we finished 2016 pretty strong.

That question clearly isn’t working at the Academy for One-timers.

My roommate gave up Dr. Pepper, that’s the best one I’ve heard so far.

Do you have a favorite road trip?

University of Nebraska-Omaha, opening up Baxter Arena last year. It was phenomenal atmosphere. It had the new-car smell.

Do you have a favorite hockey memory?

There’s a lot of good memories.

Are you particular about any of your gear?

Everything has to go on right side first, so right skate before left skate, right shin pad before left shin pad. But really it’s all about the pregame tea. I’m very particular about that. Mint tea with honey, lemon juice about an hour and a half before the game.

Is there a team comedian we need to know about?

Brady Tomlak for sure. He’s a freshman but he’s got the jokes.

Are you a music guy?

I’m a big music guy.

Do you have a favorite genre or band?

I’m all about the Top 40, popular music. Evan Feno is the DJ on the team, so he’s mixed our warm-up songs and our pregame music. He’s blended them together. I’ll just feed him songs that I find.

Did you have a favorite hockey player growing up?

More recently Mikail Granlund of the Minnesota Wild. He’s hard working, I try to model my game after his. He’s a forward who grinds and is pretty skilled.

Did you have any big hockey influences?

My older brother started playing hockey and he always let me play with him and his friends, so I got to play at a higher level right away as a kid. He set the example for working hard and taking care of business. He was a good role model for other people.

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