PLYMOUTH, N.H. - One of the freshmen on the Plymouth State College ice hockey team was honored by the ECAC Northeast Conference Monday for his performance in the Panthers' only game last week.
Freshman Rory Nickerson (West Chatham, Mass.) was selected Northeast Conference Rookie of the Week. The honors came following PSC's come-from-behind 4-4 tie against Worcester State last Saturday.
Nickerson tallied three assists in the tie against the Lancers. He helped set up all three Panther third-period goals, each coming on a tying goal after WSC had taken the lead. He assisted on the eventual game-tying goal that PSC scored with three seconds left in regulation.
Nickerson leads the team with 14 assists and is tied for the team scoring lead with 18 points.
PANTHER NOTES: Freshman Dennis Kane (Westford, Mass.) had his four-game goal-scoring streak stopped against WSC, although he did pick up two assists. He leads the team with 14 goals and is tied with Nickerson with 18 points... Sophomore Kyle Poirier (Concord, N.H.) added another power play goal against Worcester State, giving him a team-leading nine PPGs (out of his 10 total). He is third on the team in scoring with 10 goals and 17 points.... PSC's game last Tuesday at Tufts was cancelled due to the winter storm that hit the east coast. The non-conference contest will not be rescheduled.....The Panthers close out the season Tuesday with a conference game at Western New England College (7:55 p.m.)