4 Cody Ikkala
Cody Ikkala

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Philadelphia, Pa.

High School:
Marquette Senior

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 206

Position:
Defenseman

Experience:
3L

Club:
Vernon Vipers, BCHL



04/16/2013

Hockey Team Hands Out Team Awards

Starczewski, Clark, Kozlak, Leets, Rocha Honored

03/06/2013

Hockey Playoffs Begin At Mercyhurst

Black Knights Travel To Erie, Pa., For Series

03/02/2013

Army Closes Regular Season

Black Knights Fall To Holy Cross

03/01/2013

Seniors Shine In Final Home Game

Starczewski, Bobb Score Goals For Army

02/28/2013

Army Closes Regular Season This Weekend

Black Knights Host Holy Cross Friday

One of seven seniors on the team ... one of two players from Pennsylvania ... lone player from the British Columbia Hockey League ... has played in 69 career games ... one goal and five assists.

2011-12: Appeared in 30 games ... handed out two assists ... collected first point of season at Robert Morris with an assist over Thanksgiving trip ... registered second assist against service academy rival Air Force at Tate Rink ... one of 18 players named to the Atlantic Hockey Association All-Academic Team.

2010-11: Appeared in 20 games before an injury ended his season ... posted two assists ... was -3 in plus/minus rating for the season ... posted first assist of the season in a 2-1 win at Canisius ... recorded second assist against Merrimack ... registered a positive plus/minus rating in five games ... blocked 14 shots.

2009-10: Appeared in 19 games ... scored once and handed out an assist ... posted an even-or-better plus/minus rating in 13 games ... netted first collegiate goal against NCAA Frozen Four participant RIT at Tate Rink ... distributed his first assist in third collegiate game ... credited with an assist during a 4-4 overtime tie at Colgate ... made his collegiate debut against Mercyhurst on Oct. 24 ... also drew game action opposite Rensselaer, AIC, Bentley, Sacred Heart, Air Force and Holy Cross ... collected three shots in two playoff games at Air Force.

BACKGROUND: Born in Colorado Springs, Colo. ... raised in Philadelphia ... family now resides in McKinney, Texas ... graduated from Marquette Senior High in 2007 ... honor roll student ... played for coach Mark Ferner and the Vernon Vipers in the British Columbia Hockey League ... won the Royal Rank Cup ... participated in nationals with the Bantam AAA club and the Thunderbirds and as a Peewee AAA with the Alaska All-Stars ... enjoys hunting and fishing ... son of Christine and David Ikkala ... father played four years of hockey at Northern Michigan ... two brothers, Cole (21) and Dylan (18) ... Cole is a junior forward at Union ... first member of his family to embark on a military career ... lists Derian Hatcher as his favorite athlete ... majoring in Environmental Geography with Honors.

Getting To Know Cody Ikkala
Why did you choose West Point? I chose West Point for the challenge and the opportunity to play Division I hockey. I wanted to be part of something special and be in the Army. Army Hockey is a family and that was what really drew me to this place.
Talk about the impact that Major Tom Kennedy had on you? Major Kennedy was not only a role model but a good friend. He showed me what an officer should be like and what I need to strive to be like. Words can't even describe how amazing he truly was. I feel blessed to have met such an amazing person and I know that his legacy will always live on. Not many people know the sacrifices people make in the name of freedom for our country. I am just thankful to have had him in my life.
Favorite part about Army hockey? My favorite part of army hockey would be the fans. We have some amazing fans and I enjoy talking with them after the games!
I chose my major because? I am a very outdoorsy kind of guy, I really like looking at how the landscape shapes human behavior and how human behavior shapes the landscape.
How would you describe Coach Riley? As a very passionate and caring person. He also can be very intense which is needed to keep everyone's motivation up.
Favorite Army jersey? Grey.
Favorite NHL jersey? Philadelphia Flyers. No question there.
Fans should come to Tate Rink this season because? We have a very new and young hockey team. We will bring tenacity and this season we will set the tone for future Army hockey seasons for years to come!
What is your favorite event that Army hockey puts on? Any type of event to allow the fans to meet the players.

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