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January 20, 2003

Three Panthers earn ECAC Honors

PLYMOUTH, N.H. - Three members of the Plymouth State College ice hockey team were honored by the ECAC Northeast Conference Monday for their roles in two Panther games last week.

Junior Matt Toutain (Lewiston, Maine) and freshmen Paul Feeney (Lowell, Mass.) and Chris Hyson (Colchester, Conn.) were all named to the ECAC Northeast Weekly Honor Roll. The three have been instrumental in helping PSC win three straight games to get the team back to the .500 mark (4-4-3 overall, 2-2-2 in the conference).

A junior forward, Toutain registered four points (three goals, one assist) in the two games last week. He scored the first goal of the game and added a third-period assist in PSC's 5-3 win over Nichols, and he tallied two goals, including the game-winner, in the 6-2 triumph over Framingham State.

A freshman forward, Feeney tallied three points (two goals, one assist) in two games. He assisted on a power play goal in the win over Nichols, and he tallied two goals in the victory over Framingham State.

A freshman goaltender, Hyson posted a 2-0-0 record last week, stopping 42 of the 47 shots he faced (.894 saves percentage, 2.50 goal against average). Hyson made 30 saves in PSC's 5-3 win over Nichols, and added 12 saves in the Panthers' 6-2 triumph over Framingham State. He has won three straight starts, posting a 2.00 goals against average in that span and stopping 58 of the 64 shots he's faced (.906).

PANTHER NOTES: Plymouth State has gone 4-1-1 since the second week of December to climb back to the .500 mark....Freshman Dennis Kane (Westford, Mass.) has three goals and one assist in his last three games. He leads the Panthers with eight goals... Sophomore Kyle Poirier (Concord, N.H.) continues to excel on the power play, adding another PPG against Nichols. All six of Poirier's goal this season have come with the man-advantage.... PSC returns home this Wednesday to host Granite State rival Southern New Hampshire University (6:00 p.m.). The Panthers then hit the road for four straight, including key conference games against Assumption, Wentworth and Curry....PSC will play five of its last seven games at home.

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