Wigg, McGilvrey, Ceasar lead Panthers to key conference victory
SALEM, Mass. – Senior Andrew Wigg (Lantz, N.S.) tallied a goal and two assists and junior Ian McGilvrey (Omaha, Neb.) collected three assists Saturday afternoon as Plymouth State University defeated Salem State University, 5-2, in a Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference men's ice hockey game at Rockett Arena.
The Vikings out-shot the Panthers 38-30, but PSU led 1-0 after one period, 3-0 after two and 5-0 in the third before Salem State tacked on a pair of goals. Plymouth State improves to 3-1 on the season, 2-0 in MASCAC games, while Salem drops to 2-1 overall and 1-1 in conference play.
Senior goalie Gordon Ceasar (Oak Park, Calif.) remained undefeated on the season (3-0-0), making 36 saves, including double-digit stops in all three periods.
Junior Michael Economos (Crystal Lake, Ill.) put the Panthers on the board with his first goal of the season on a power play seven minutes into the game. Wigg played a part in both Panther goals in the second period, setting up junior Josh Woody (Sunderland, Md.) for his second of the season at 9:17, and the scoring his second of the year five minutes later.
Sophomore Chris Zuccaro (Hudson, N.H.) needed just 47 seconds of the third period to extend PSU's lead to 4-0 with his second of the year, and freshman Colby Lanceleve (Stewiacke, N.S.) made it 5-0 with his team-leading third goal of the year at 6:58.
Salem State finally got on the board on a goal by Michael Casale with 9:38 remaining in the game, and Brandon Platt pulled the Vikings a goal closer with his second of the year with four minutes to play.
Plymouth State returns to Hanaway Rink on Thursday for a MASCAC encounter with Framingham State University (6:00 p.m.). Salem State hosts Fitchburg State University Thursday at 7 p.m.
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