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January 24, 2007

Two PSU Men’s Ice Hockey players earn ECAC Weekly Honors

PLYMOUTH, N.H. - Two Plymouth State University men's ice hockey players were recognized by the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Wednesday for their accomplishments in a pair of Panther victories last week.

Senior Jay Londer (Philadelphia, Pa.) and freshman Erik Shields (Lebanon, Maine) were selected to the ECAC Northeast Ice Hockey Conference Weekly Honor Roll. They were key players in PSU's 2-0-0 week that included league wins over Southern New Hampshire (3-2) and Assumption (6-2).

A 5'8", 160-pound forward, Londer (left) scored five points (three goals, two assists) in the two games last week. He tallied the game-winning goal in Wednesday's victory over SNHU, and led the Panthers with two goals and two assists in Saturday's win at Assumption. His three goals included a power play, a short-handed and an even-strength marker.

Londer is third on the team with eight goals and 10 assists in 17 games. He leads the ECAC Northeast in the Turfer Athletic Trophy standings, an award given to the player in the league who is selected one of the Three Stars of the Game the most times during the season.

A 6'0", 178-pound goalie, Shields (right) posted a 2-0-0 record with a 2.00 goals against average and a .937 saves percentage in two outings. He stopped 29 of 31 shots in Wednesday's win over SNHU, and turned away 30 of 32 shots in Saturday's triumph at Assumption. Shields is unbeaten (4-0-0) since joining the team last month, recording a 3.04 GAA and a .904 saves percentage.

The Panthers, 7-9-1 overall and currently tied for fourth place in the ECAC Northeast with a 6-1-0 mark, travel to Wentworth this Friday, Jan. 26, and visit Curry College next Thursday, Feb. 1. Wentworth is tied for second in the Northeast and Curry is holding down first place.

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