AFA's Gunner and Torf earn Atlantic Hockey weekly honors
Oct. 22, 2013
U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. – Air Force senior Jason Torf and junior Cole Gunner both earned Travel Team USA/Atlantic Hockey Association weekly honors as the Falcons swept Penn State, 5-2 and 3-1, last weekend at the Cadet Ice Arena.
Torf, from Hermosa Beach, Calif., was named the Travel Team USA/AHA Goalie of the Week, as he stopped 59-of-62 shots to lead Air Force to a sweep of Penn State. His goals against average was 1.50 and save percentage of .952, in the series, allowing just one even strength goal. Torf made 26 saves, in the 5-2 win, on Friday. He then stopped 33 shots, in the 3-1 win, on Saturday. His shutout was broken up with 2:46 left in an extra attacker situation. Torf moved into seventh place on the Air Force career saves list with 2,305 career saves.
Gunner recorded four points (2-2-4) in the sweep of Penn State as he was named the Travel Team USA/AHA Player of the Week. The Richfield, Minn., native, tied his career high with three points on Friday (1-2-3). He also assisted on the game-winner. Gunner then followed up that performance scoring the game winner to complete the sweep against Penn State on Saturday. The junior forward was also a +2 in the series, tied as the best mark among the forwards, blocked three shots in the series, tied as the most by any Falcon forward, and won 54-percent of his draws.
Air Force continues the home stand with a pair of Atlantic Hockey Association games this weekend. Air Force hosts defending AHA Tournament champion and NCAA qualifier Canisius on Friday, Oct. 25, at 7:05 p.m. MT. The Falcons then host AHA regular-season champion, and NCAA Tournament qualifier, Niagara on Sunday, Oct. 27, at 4:05 p.m. MT