PLYMOUTH, N.H. - Two members of the Plymouth State University men's ice hockey team were recognized Monday with weekly honors from the Massachusetts State College Athletic Conference (MASCAC).
Freshman Jack Astedt (Angelholm, Sweden) was named MASCAC Goalie of the Week and sophomore Bryan Kriner (Newport, R.I.) was named to the Weekly Honor Roll after leading the Panthers to a 2-0 week. Astedt becomes the third different Panther goalie this season to be named MASCAC Goalie of the Week, while Kriner earns conference weekly honors for the this time this winter.
A 6'1", 175-pound goalie, Astedt (right) posted a pair of victories with a 2.00 goals against average and a .945 saves percentage. He made 35 saves Thursday evening as PSU knocked off Salem State, 3-2, and came back with a 34-save effort Saturday in a 4-2 triumph over UMass Dartmouth. Adtedt improved his season totals to a 7-3-0 record, a 2.94 goals against average and a .912 saves percentage.
A 6'0", 180-pound forward, Kriner (left) scored a pair of goals, one in each game, to help the Panthers to a pair of wins. He scored the first goal of the game in Thursday's 3-2 victory at Salem State, and he tallied a third-period insurance marker in Saturday's 4-3 win over UMass Dartmouth. Kriner, who was also the MASCAC Player of the Week once in November and again in January, is tied for the team lead with 15 goals and ranks third with 27 points.
Plymouth State, 14-7-1 overall and 10-4-1 in the MASCAC, is 8-1-1 in its last 10 games. The Panthers are in a tight battle with Fitchburg State, Salem State and Westfield State for the top of the MASCAC. PSU has just three games remaining in the regular season, beginning this Saturday with a 7:30 p.m. face-off at Framingham State.
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