Falcons have won four straight and are tied for sixth in AHC
Freshman Connor Girard made 25 saves in first career start
Gunner scored two goals, including the game-winner in overtime
Air Force is 5-13-3 overall and in ninth in the league with a 4-6-2
Crusaders take three points in AHC series
Second-team all-Atlantic Hockey and selected as team MVP by his teammates ... Led the team with 29 assists and 44 points ... Tied for the team lead with 15 goals ... Fifth in the AHA and 25th in the nation in points per game (1.13) ... His +9 tied as the best among the forwards and second best on the team ... Tied for third on the team with three game-winners ... Team best 31 points in 27 conference games (10-21-31) ... Named to the all-tournament team at the Kendall Classic in Anchorage (1-0-1) ... Named the AHA Player of the Month, October, 2013, with eight points (5-3-8) ... Named the AHA Player of the Week three times (Oct. 21, Jan. 21 and Feb. 10) ... Named to the all-tournament team at the Ledyard Bank Classic at Dartmouth as he helped lead Air Force to the championship ... Two points (1-1-2) in the tournament ... Career-best four points (1-3-4) vs. Mercyhurst, Feb. 7 ... Became the 44th Falcon to reach the 100-point mark for his career with a goal vs. Niagara, March 14 ... Career-best 10-game point streak ended on Jan. 24, the streak was the longest since 2009 ... During a 16-game stretch at mid-season, he scored in 15 games (9-15-24).
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 ... Season- high with three points (1-2-3) in the win over Bentley, Dec. 7 ... Season-high with two assists vs. Alabama-Huntsville, Dec .30 ... Tied season-high with three points against Sacred Heart, Jan. 20 .
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 ... Season-high three points vs. Alabama-Huntsville ... 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 mid-season 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.
Member of Cadet Squadron 1 ... Parents are David and Melody Gunner ... Has two sisters ... Major is management ... On the superintendent's list for excellence in academics, military and athletics in the fall of 2011 ... This past summer, worked as a cadre for Expeditionary Survival and Evasion Training ... 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 Zach Parise.