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February 25, 2004

PSU Hockey player recognized by ECAC Northeast Conference

PLYMOUTH, N.H. - One of the goaltenders on the Plymouth State University ice hockey team was recognized by the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Northeast Conference Wednesday for his performance in a Panther uniform in the final week of the season.

Freshman Trevor Cherry (Greenland, N.H.) was named to the ECAC Northeast Ice Hockey Conference Weekly Honor Roll. This marks the second time this season Cherry has been honored, as he was selected ECAC Northeast Rookie of the Week once last month.

A 6'0", 165-pound goalie, Cherry posted a 1-1-0 record with a 2.48 goals against average and a .911 saves percentage in two appearances last week. He stopped 21 of 24 shots in a 3-2 overtime loss last Monday to Franklin Pierce, and he saved 30 of 32 shots in a 6-2 win Saturday over Worcester State.

Cherry enjoyed a solid freshman campaign in the Panther net. He recorded a 4-5-0 record with a 3.91 goals against average and a .889 saves percentage, leading the team in wins and GAA. He also ranked third in the conference among freshmen in both GAA and saves percentage.

The Panthers completed the season with an 8-15-1 overall record under first-year head coach Brett Tryder, and a 4-11-1 mark in the Northeast. The Panthers had 18 of their 24 games decided by two goals or fewer, but only one ended in a tie. The eight wins for PSU this year is the most in a season since the 1998-99 Panthers finished 13-12-0.

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