PSU Men’s Ice Hockey earns national rankings

PSU Men’s Ice Hockey earns national rankings

Panthers appear in D3hockey.com and USCHO.com polls

            PLYMOUTH, N.H. – The Plymouth State University men's ice hockey team is sporting a 10-1 overall record this season, including wins in its last nine games, and has reached national attention with appearances in both Division III national polls.

            Led by sixth-year head coach Craig Russell, the Panthers are ranked 15th in the D3hockey.com Men's Top 15 Poll, and are ranked 16th in the USCHO.com Division III Men's Poll.

            Plymouth State, which captured the 2015 Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) championship and advanced to the NCAA Division III Championship Tournament, owns first place in this year's MASCAC race with a spotless 6-0-0 record.

            The Panthers also have a 4-1 non-conference record, including a 2-1 overtime victory over Nichols College two weeks ago; Nichols was ranked 13th in the USCHO.com poll and 14th in the D3hockey.com poll at the time of the game. PSU's only blemish was a 3-1 home loss to Stonehill College on Nov. 7.

            PSU puts its nine-game winning streak on the line on Thursday, Jan. 7, with a non-conference contest at Curry College (6:45 p.m.) The next home game at Hanaway Rink is Saturday, Jan. 9, against Wentworth Institute of Technology (6:00 p.m.)

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