WATERVILLE VALLEY, N.H. - Junior Jeff Alexander (Gilbert Ariz.) scored two goals and freshman goalie Seth McNary (Woburn, Mass.) recorded a shutout in his first career start Saturday evening as Castleton State College blanked Plymouth State University, 8-0, in a non-conference men's ice hockey game at Waterville Valley Arena.
Castleton dominated the entire game, scoring three goals in the first period, adding another late in the second period, and pouring it on with four more in the third. The Spartans out-shot the Panthers 48-13 en route to the win, evening their season record at 4-4-0, while PSU, which managed only one shot on goal in the second period, dropped to 3-7-0 on the season.
Sophomore Omar Pacha (Boucherville, Que.) led the Spartans offense with three points on a goal and two assists. Juniors Steve Culbertson (Bowling Green, Ohio) and Kirk Bolduc (Lewiston, Maine), senior Brandon Heck (Forestburg, Alb.) and freshman Lindsey Gullett (Wawanesa, Mani.) collected a goal and an assist each, and junior Eric Curtis (Grand Rapids, Mich.) added one goal as well. It was the first career goal for Gullett and the first of the season for Bolduc.
Both teams are idle for the rest of the month for final exams and the holidays. PSU returns to the ice on Saturday, Jan. 3, with a home game against Becker College (6:00 p.m.) Castleton begins the New Year on Jan. 2-3 by playing in the Cardinal Classic, hosted by SUNY Plattsburgh.
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