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December 13, 2010

More MASCAC honors for PSU Men’s Hockey players

Astedt, Greco recognized as Panthers’ win streak continues

            PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Weekly honors from the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) continue to come the way of the Plymouth State University men’s ice hockey team as two Panthers were recognized Monday for their efforts in a pair of victories last week.

            Sophomore goalie Jack Astedt (Angelholm, Sweden) was named MASCAC Goalie of the Week, and sophomore forward Kyle Greco (Hillside, Ill.) was selected to the MASCAC Weekly Honor Roll.  Astedt is recognized for the third time this season, twice with the top goalie honor and once on the Honor Roll, while Greco earns his first recognition of the season.  They have helped Plymouth State to a four-game winning streak and a six-game unbeaten streak (4-0-2) to end the semester.

Jack Astedt             A 6’1”, 175-pound netminder, Astedt (right) backstopped PSU to a 2-0 week, recording a pair of victories with a 0.50 goals against average and a .980 saves percentage, stopping 49 of the 50 shots he faced.  He made 23 saves Thursday to record his second shutout of the season in a 1-0 win at Fitchburg State, and he stopped 26 of 27 shots in Saturday’s 4-1 win over Westfield State.

            Astedt is enjoying a terrific season for the Panthers, leading the MASCAC in both goals against average (1.66) and saves percentage (.940) and sharing the top spot in winning percentage (5-1-2, .750).  He is also ranked third in the nation in Division III in saves percentage and seventh in goals against average.

Kyle Greco             A 6’0”, 190-pound forward, Greco (left) scored two key goals last week to help PSU extend its winning streak.  He tallied the only goal of the game in Thursday’s 1-0 MASCAC win at Fitchburg State, and he scored the first goal of the game midway through the second period Saturday as PSU went on to defeat conference foe Westfield State, 4-1.

            A transfer from Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Greco is tied for third on the team in scoring with three goals and four assists, despite missing four of the first eight games this season with an injury.

            Plymouth State, 5-1-2 overall and 3-1-2 in the MASCAC, is off for final exams and the Christmas break.  The Panthers will be back on the ice on Dec. 30-31, hosting the Plymouth State Invitational at Hanaway Rink. 

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