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February 3, 2014

PSU Men’s Ice Hockey sweeps Weekly Conference Honors

Wigg, Ceasar, McGilvrey named MASCAC Players of the Week

            PLYMOUTH, N.H. – The Plymouth State University men's ice hockey team swept the top weekly conference honors from the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) on Monday following a pair of Panther victories last week.

            Sophomores Andrew Wigg (Lantz, N.S.) and Gordon Ceasar (Oak Park, Calif.) were selected MASCAC Men's Ice Hockey Player and Goalie of the Week, and freshman Ian McGilvrey (Omaha, Neb.) was tabbed as MASCAC Men's Ice Hockey Rookie of the Week. They were key players as PSU earned conference road wins at Framingham State University on Thursday and Westfield State University on Saturday.

            A 6'0", 180-pound forward, Wigg recorded two goals and three assists for five points in the two Panther wins. He picked up one assist in the 3-0 victory Thursday at Framingham and tallied two goals and two assists in a 6-2 win Saturday at Westfield. A 5'7", 160-pound forward, McGilvrey recorded two goals and two assists in the two games; he scored one goal in the win at Framingham and tallied a goal and two assists in the triumph at Westfield.

            A 6'1", 180-pound goalie, Ceasar did the job at the other end of the ice, posting a 1.00 goals against average and a .964 save percentage. He made 34 saves in a 3-0 shutout over Framingham for his second whitewash of the season, and he stopped 20 shots in the win over Westfield.

            All three of PSU's weekly standouts are among the MASCAC season leaders.  McGilvrey is tied for second in the conference with 21 points and ranks fourth with 13 assists, while Wigg is tied for 13th with 10 assists and 17 points. McGilvrey also leads all freshmen scorers. Ceasar tops the MASCAC in goals against average (1.76) and save percentage (.944) and ranks second in winning percentage (.625).

            PSU has won four of its last five games to improve to 9-10 overall and 7-5 in conference games. The Panthers are tied for second with Westfield State (7-5), close behind league-leading Salem State University (7-4-1). PSU plays a pair of MASCAC home games this week vs. Salem State on Thursday and Fitchburg State on Saturday.

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