Air Force is in second place in the AHA while Niagara has already clinched the regular-season title
Air Force extends unbeaten streak to five game with come-from-behind road win
Freshman Max Hartner scored the first two goals of his career
Richard Leitner scored 18 seconds into overtime to end Air Force's seven-game unbeaten streak
Senior Kyle DeLaurell scored the game-tying goal in third period, his fourth goal of the series
Played in four games on defense ... had seven shots on goal.
Played in 22 games and had seven points, the most among the freshmAn defensemen ... Four goals and three assists on the season ... Named the AHA Rookie of the Week (Oct. 12) after opening weekend ... Scored one goal in each game on the road at Bemidji State ... Also scored goals against UConn (Jan. 8) and at Army (Jan. 29) ... Career bests of two assists and two points in the 3-0 win over Army, March 12, in the first game of the AHA Quarterfinals ... Assisted on the game-winner.
Before Air Force
Played for the Topeka Roadrunners and coach Scott Langer ... The team's top scoring defenseman with 36 points (5-31-36) in 58 games ... Second in the NAHL in points by a defenseman ... +18 led the team and was fourth in the league ... One of only three Roadrunners to play in all 58 games ... NAHL South Player of the Week on Feb. 2 as he scored two goals in a sweep of St. Louis ... Named to the all-South Division Team and was the team's defenseman of the year ... Spent the 2007-08 season in Topeka and had 29 points (6-23-29) in 56 games ... +19 was seventh on the team ... Team was the South Division champions and placed third at nationals ... Graduated from East Lansing High School ... Earned three letters in baseball and was all-conference and all-district as a junior and senior ... Academic all-conference and all-district ... 2007 Distinguished Scholar Award.
Member of Cadet Squadron 36 ... Parents are Bret and Nancy Artman ... Has one brother, Kevin ... Major is management ... Minor is French ... This past summer, travelled to McChord AFB, Wash., on Operation Air Force ... Flew in a C-17, rode on a brand new Coast Guard boat and went in a Navy submarine ... Also, travelled to Morocco for a French Language Immersion Program ... Superintendent of the Obstacle Course during Basic Cadet Training ... Is the Honor NCO in his squadron, assisting other cadets providing support through the honor process ... Was the Outstanding Freshman in the Wing in 2009 ... On the athletic's list once ... Favorite book is the The Knights Templar ... Something that not many people know about him is that he has travelled to 47 of the 50 states ... Favorite sport other than hockey is baseball ... Credits his father for the having the greatest influence on his sports career ... One word to describe himself is "determined" ... Started playing hockey when he was four years old ... Long-term goal is to work in the acquisitions career field and then be a teacher after his Air Force career ... Favorite NHL team is the Detroit Red Wings ... Favorite player is Washington Capitals defenseman Mike Green.