Cole Gunner
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    Cole Gunner

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Richfield, Minn.

    Height / Weight:
    5-9 / 180

    Position:
    F

    Last Team:
    Tri-City Storm (USHL)

    08/04/2014

    Gunner competed at Chicago Blackhawks Development Camp

    Senior forward spent a week in July at the Blackhawks Development Camp

    04/30/2014

    Falcons finish season at 21-14-4

    Air Force has won 20 or more games in five of the last seven years

    03/15/2013

    Canisius beats Air Force, 4-3, Game 1 of AHA Quarterfinals

    Golden Griffs scored game-winner with nine seconds remaining in the game

    03/01/2013

    Air Force beat No. 13 Niagara, 5-2

    Falcons are in second place in AHA with 33 points (16-11-7 overall)

    02/27/2013

    Falcons host #13 Niagara in final AHA regular-season series

    Air Force is in second place in the AHA while Niagara has already clinched the regular-season title

    2012-13 (Sophomore)
    Played in all 37 games and was third on the team with 29 points ... Led the team with 22 assists and was fourth on the team with a +14 ... Second on the team with three game-winners ... Career high with two goals vs. Mercyhurst, Nov. 30 ... Tied his career high with three points (1-2-3) in the win over Bentley, Dec. 7 ... Tied career high with two assists vs. Alabama-Huntsville, Dec .30 ... Tied career high with three points against Sacred Heart, Jan. 20 ... Tied career high with two assists vs. Canisius in the AHA Quarterfinals ... Had two, four-game point streaks during the season.

    2011-12 (Freshman)
    Played in all 39 games and was the team's top freshman scorer with 28 points (8-20-28) ... His 20 assists were second on the team among all players ... Ranked 25th in the nation in points by a freshman (0.72 per game) ... Fifth in the AHA in points by a freshman with 28 in all games ... Among all players, eighth in the league with 20 assists ... In league games only, tied for seventh in the AHA in assists with 15, tied for eighth in points by a freshman in the league with 19 ... In first career game, had two assists vs. North Dakota ... Tied his career high of two assists vs. UAH, Niagara, Canisius and AIC ... Career-high three points vs. Alabama-Huntsville ... Had a six-game point-scoring streak early in the season (tied team best) ... Scored a goal in each game at the AHA Final Four and was named to the all-tournament team ... Earned the John Matchefts Award as the team's top freshman.

    Before Air Force
    Played in 151 career games in the USHL with 27 goals and 46 assists for 73 points ... Started the 2010-11 season with the Chicago Steel (coached by Steve Poapst) of the USHL and played 38 games, scoring six goals and dishing out 14 assists ... Traded to the Tri-City Storm (coached by Drew Schnoek) late in the season and played 16 games with seven goals and four assists ... Started the 2009-10 season with the Fargo Force of the USHL and played 26 games with five goals and six assists ... Traded to the Chicago Steel (coached by John Waibel) at midseason and played the final 26 games, scoring five goals and 11 assists ... Played 45 games for the Fargo Force (coached by Dean Blais) in 2008-09 and had four goals and 11 assists ... Lettered two years in hockey and baseball at Richfield High School ... All-Conference in hockey twice and honorable mention all-state in 2007-08.

    Personal
    Member of Cadet Squadron 1 ... Parents are David and Melody Gunner ... Has two sisters ... Major is management ... This past summer, served as a cadre for Expeditionary and Survival Evasion Training, teaching survival skills to underclassmen ... Also travelled to Ellsworth AFB, S.D., on Operation Air Force ... On the superintendent's list for excellence in academics, military and athletics in the fall of 2011 ... Long-term goal is to own his own business or be a hockey coach ... Favorite book is Green Eggs and Ham ... Listens to Neil Young or Led Zeppelin before games ... Favorite sport when he was a kid was baseball ... Started playing ice hockey at age three ... Wears No. 22 because his favorite player growing up was former New York Islander winger Mike Bossy ... Credits his father as having the greatest influence on his sports career ... Hobbies are fishing, hunting and playing Mario Kart ... Favorite NHL team is the Minnesota Wild ... Favorite player is Dan Boyle.

    GUNNER'S CAREER STATS
    Year GP G A PTS PIM SOG PP SH GW
    2011-12 39 8 20 28 17-37 88 3 0 2
    2012-13 37 7 22 29 21-53 75 1 0 3
    Totals 76 15 42 57 38-90 163 4 0 5



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