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PSU Men’s Ice Hockey freshman receives ECAC Weekly Honor


- One of the top freshmen on the Plymouth State University men's ice hockey team has been recognized by the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) for his efforts in two Panther victories last week.

            Freshman defenseman Pat Turcotte (Goffstown, N.H.) was named to the ECAC Northeast Conference Weekly Honor Roll Tuesday after helping the Panthers to a pair of victories.  He is one of two freshman blue-liners for the Panther defense, which ranked second in the conference (34 goals allowed in 15 games).

A 5'10", 185-pound defenseman, Turcotte helped the Panther defense limit its opponents to only four goals in two conference games last week, helping the team to a 2-0-0 record. He also contributed five assists to the Panther offense in the two games, recording two assists in the 9-1 win over Franklin Pierce and three helpers in the 13-3 triumph over Worcester State.

Plymouth State wrapped up the regular season with a five-game winning streak, outscoring their opponents 43-10 over that span, and improving to 15-8-1 overall. PSU finished in third place in the Northeast with a 13-2 mark, and will host Johnson & Wales University in Saturday's playoff opener at Waterville Valley (6:00 p.m.) The Wildcats handed the Panthers one of their two conference losses this season, a 4-3 verdict on Feb. 4 in Providence, R.I.

Plymouth State defeated Fitchburg State, 6-1, in the first round of last year's ECAC Northeast Tournament before losing to Curry in the semifinals, 8-2.


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