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December 6, 2010

Two PSU Men’s Hockey players receive weekly honors

Astedt, Cottle represent Panthers on MASCAC Honor Roll 

            PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Two key players on the Plymouth State University men’s ice hockey team were recognized Monday with selection to the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) Weekly Honor Roll.

            Sophomore goalie Jack Astedt (Angelholm, Sweden) and sophomore forward Alex Cottle (West Chester, Pa.) were named to the MASCAC Weekly Honor Roll for their efforts in a pair of Panther victories last week.  Astedt is recognized for the second time this season, while Cottle earns accolades for the first time this season after receiving honors twice last year.

Jack Astedt             A 6’1”, 175-pound netminder, Astedt (right) recorded a pair of wins last week with a 1.80 goals against average and a .933 saves percentage.  He made 21 saves in Thursday’s 3-2 win over Stonehill, and he stopped 21 of 22 shots in the first two periods of Saturday’s 9-1 win over Framingham State before sitting out the third period.

Alex Cottle             A 5’10”, 170-pound forward, Cottle (left) enjoyed a six-point week for the Panthers, recording a goal and five assists as PSU went 2-0 for the week.  He assisted on the first goal of the game in Thursday’s 3-2 win over Stonehill, and he contributed a career-best five points in Saturday’s 9-1 win over Framingham State with a goal and four assists.

            Astedt enters the week ranked second in the MASCAC in goals against average (2.06) and tied for third in save percentage (.928), while Cottle is tied for fifth in the league in scoring with 10 points (two goals, eight assists).

            Plymouth State, 3-1-2 overall and 1-1-2 in the MASCAC, plays a conference game Thursday at Fitchburg State (7:00 p.m.) and wraps up the first semester Saturday on home ice at Hanaway Rink against Westfield State (3:00 p.m.) 

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