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March 4, 2013

More MASCAC recognition for PSU Men’s Hockey goalie

Astedt honored after finishing record-breaking season

            PLYMOUTH, N.H. – The starting goalie on the Plymouth State University men's ice hockey team earned weekly recognition Monday from the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) after completing one of the most successful seasons and careers in school history.

   
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            Senior Jack Astedt (Angelholm, Sweden) was named to the MASCAC Weekly Honor Roll after leading the regular-season champion Panthers in last week's MASCAC playoffs. Astedt was a regular on the weekly conference awards slate all season, earning Goalie of the Week recognition three times and Honor Roll status on four other occasions.

            A 6'1", 175-pound goalie, Astedt stopped 27 of 28 shots in PSU's 7-1 win over Fitchburg State University in the MASCAC semifinals, and made 20 saves in the Panthers' 2-1 loss to the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in the championship game.

            Astedt leads the MASCAC in all three primary categories -- goals against average (2.12), save percentage (.931) and winning percentage (.738, 15-5-1). He is also ninth in the national Division III statistics in save percentage, 14th in winning percentage and 15th in goals against average.

            Astest has also etched his name in the Plymouth State record books, finishing his career with a 51-20-8 record with a 2.37 goals against average, a .918 save percentage and eight shutouts.  He lowered his own single-season GAA standard to 2.12, and he has posted the top three single-season GAA marks in the books.  Astedt also set PSU career marks this year for goals against average and shutouts.

            Plymouth State finished the season with a 19-7-1 overall record, winning the MASCAC regular season crown with a 14-3-1 mark under third-year head coach Craig Russell.  This year's team matched the 1985-86 Panther squad (19-7-0) for the most wins in a season in school history. 

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