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PSU Men’s Hockey players named MASCAC All-Stars

Zobak, Astedt represent Panthers on All-Conference Team

            PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Two members of the Plymouth State University men’s ice hockey team were honored Wednesday with the release of the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) All-Star team for 2010-11.

            Sophomore defenseman Richie Zobak (Evergreen Park, Ill.) took the top honor for Plymouth State, being named to the All-MASCAC First Team, while sophomore goalie Jack Astedt (Angelholm, Sweden) was selected to the Second Team.  It is the second straight honor for Zobak, who was a First Team choice a year ago.  The All-MASCAC team is voted on by the league’s head coaches.

   Richie Zobak Jack Astedt

            A 5’10”, 190-pound defenseman, Zobak was a standout both offensively and defensively for the Panthers this season.  He tied for second in the MASCAC among scoring by defensemen, finishing with four goals and 12 assists in 26 games, and he anchored a defense that ranked second in the league in fewest goals allowed (2.35 per game). 

            A 6’1”, 175-pound goalie, Astedt had an outstanding season between the pipes for the Panthers.  He finished with a 13-5-5 overall record with three shutouts, and he set the PSU school record for lowest goals against average in a season with a mark of 2.18.  Astedt ranked 12th in the nation in goals against average and 20th in save percentage (.920).

            The Panthers finished the season with a 15-6-5 overall record, and in third place in the MASCAC with a 10-5-3 mark.  PSU was upset in the quarterfinals of the MASCAC Tournament by Westfield State, 4-1.

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