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MASCAC honors for PSU Men’s Hockey players

Cottle named Player/Week; Astedt on Honor Roll

            PLYMOUTH, N.H. – More weekly honors from the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) were awarded to Plymouth State University men's ice hockey players on Monday after the Panthers won two games last week to extend their winning streak to four games.

            Senior Alex Cottle (West Chester, Pa.) was named the MASCAC Player of the Week and classmate Jack Astedt (Angelholm, Sweden) was selected to the Weekly Honor Roll.  They helped PSU to MASCAC victories over Salem State University and Worcester State University.

  Cottle Astedt

            A 5'10", 170-pound forward, Cottle posted two goals and three assists for five points in the two MASCAC wins.  He played a part in all three goals in the 3-2 win over Salem State on Thursday, scoring the first goal of the game, setting up the tying goal early in the third and scoring the game-winner midway through the final frame.  He also assisted on PSU's first two goals, including the game-winner, in Saturday's 5-1 win over Worcester State.

            Cottle shares the team scoring lead with eight points on three goals and five assists, including two game-winners.

            A 6'1", 175-pound goalie, Astedt posted a 2-0-0 record with a 1.50 goals against average and a .936 save percentage, allowing just three goals on 47 shots.  He made 35 saves in the 3-2 win over Salem State, and he needed to make only nine saves in a 5-1 win over Worcester State.

            Astedt lowered his season goals against average to 2.71 and improved his save percentage to .905 while sporting a 3-1-0 record.

            Plymouth State, 5-1-0 overall and 3-1-0 in conference games, plays a pair of MASCAC games this week, Thursday at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and Saturday at home against Fitchburg State University. 

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