To cap off a week of celebrating our veterans for all that they've done, the Pensacola Ice Flyers of the SPHL went out and did something really awesome. The team signed Air Force Second Lieutenant Jason Fabian to a three-game contract. Lieutenant Fabian is currently on active duty and is stationed at nearby Eglin Air Force Base.
Lieutenant Fabian made an impact on the Ice Flyers during a free agent camp in October. From the Pensacola News Journal:
“Jason was very impressive when he skated with us during our free agent camp and he has a lot of great college hockey experience,” Ice Flyers coach Rod Aldoff stated. “It’s great to have a player of his caliber in the area to call upon when needed.”
As for that college experience, over four seasons with Air Force, the 6'4", 195-pound forward appeared in 151 games, and scored 73 points (34 goals, 39 assists).
So, how did Lieutenant Fabian do in his first game with the Ice Flyers? Oh he only scored the game winning goal for his new team. Fabian takes the initial shot and on the juicy rebound he sends it past the goalie. (Scrub to about 0:35).
What a great story!
We wish Lieutenant Fabian all the best as he continues his hockey career, and we thank him for his continued service to our country.