Astedt, Rose recognized as Panthers extend unbeaten streak
PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Two members of the Plymouth State University men’s ice hockey team were honored by the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) Monday for their efforts in three games last week as the Panthers extended their unbeaten streak to 12 games (7-0-5), longest in the nation.
Sophomore Jack Astedt (Angelholm, Sweden) was named MASCAC Goalie of the Week, and senior David Rose (Haddonfield, N.J.) was selected to the Weekly Honor Roll. Astedt earns the top goalie honor for the third time this season while Rose is a first-time recipient.
A 6’1”, 175-pound sophomore, Astedt backstopped PSU to a 1-0-2 week, making 101 saves in three games with a 1.26 goals against average and a .962 saves percentage. He started the week with 27 stops in a non-conference 2-2 tie at Wentworth on Monday; then made 34 saves in Thursday’s 3-1 conference win at Worcester State; and wrapped up the week with 40 saves Saturday in a 1-1 tie at Salem State.
Astedt leads all goalies in the MASCAC with a 1.83 goals against average and a .937 save percentage. The Panther sophomore is also ranked sixth nationally in both categories.
A 6’1”, 205-pound senior, Rose led the Panthers to a 1-0-1 record in a pair of key MASCAC road games, a win at Worcester State and a tie at Salem State that kept PSU tied atop the conference standings. He backboned a Panther defense that allowed only one goal each night, and his power play goal on Thursday against Worcester State proved to be the game-winner in the 3-1 triumph.
Rose is one of the standouts along the Panther blue line that has the team leading the MASCAC and ranking fourth in the nation in scoring defense, allowing just 1.71 goals per game, more than a half of a goal less than any other team in the league.
Plymouth State, 8-1-5 overall and 4-1-3 in the MASCAC, plays a pair of home games this week, hosting UMass Dartmouth in a conference match-up on Thursday and Franklin Pierce University in a non-conference affair on Saturday.
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