Wigg, Ceasar, Economos, Volonnino represent Panthers with post-season honors
PLYMOUTH, N.H. – The Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) Men's Ice Hockey All-Star teams for the 2015-16 season were announced Tuesday and the list of honorees included four individuals from Plymouth State University.
Senior forward Andrew Wigg (Lantz, N.S.) earned top honors for PSU as he was named MASCAC First Team All-Star for the second straight season. Senior goalie Gordon Ceasar (Oak Park, Calif.) became a three-time MASCAC All-Star, earning Second Team accolades while junior Michael Economos (Crystal Lake, Ill.) was named to a Second Team All-Star for the second straight year. Freshman Matt Volonnino (Hacketstown, N.J.) received one of the major awards as he was named MASCAC Rookie of the Year.
The MASCAC major awards and All-Conference teams are voted on by the league's seven head coaches.
A 6-0, 180-pound forward, Wigg ranks fourth in the league in scoring this season with 26 points on nine goals and 17 assists. He had six multi-point games, and collected career point No. 100 in a January win over Fitchburg State. Wigg was last year's MASCAC Player of the Year.
A 6-2, 180-pound netminder, Ceasar has posted a sparkling record of 17-3 this season with a 2.00 goals against average and a .922 save percentage. He ranks second in the MASCAC in GAA and winning percentage and third in save percentage. Ceasar was First Team All-Conference last year and Second Team in 2013-14, and has moved into second place on PSU's all-time victories list with a 43-12-5 mark.
A 6-1, 200-pound captain, Economos has scored a team-high 13 goals, fifth-best in the league, and ranks third on the team with 21 points. He shares the team lead with five power play goals, and takes a three-game goal scoring streak into the post-season.
A 5-10, 195-pound forward, Volonnino finished his season with 10 goals, nine assists and 19 points in 18 games before suffering a season-ending injury in late January. He had eight multi-point games and despite missing the last seven games, still finished third in the MASCAC in freshman scoring.
PSU completed the regular season at 20-4-1 overall, the most wins in a season in program history, and 15-2-1 in conference play. The #2-seeded Panthers will host third-seeded Fitchburg State (11-13-2, 7-9-2) in a semifinal contest this Tuesday night (Mar. 1) at 6:00 p.m. at Hanaway Rink.
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