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PSU Men’s Ice Hockey up to #13 in USCHO national poll

PSU Men’s Ice Hockey up to #13 in USCHO national poll

Panthers remain #14 in D3hockey.com rankings; MASCAC semifinal on Tuesday

            PLYMOUTH, N.H. – With the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) Tournament semifinal game looming, the Plymouth State University men's ice hockey team remained ranked in both national polls.

            The Panthers are now #13 in the nation according to the USCHO poll, while holding steady at #14 in the D3hockey.com rankings.

            PSU earned a win in its only game last week, closing out the regular season with a 6-3 victory over Westfield State University last Tuesday (Feb. 20). Juniors Michael Covach (Shillington, Pa.) and Ludvig Steenberg (Stockholm, Sweden) each tallied a pair of goals and classmate Tim Perron (Northborough, Mass.) recorded three assists as the Panthers wrapped up the regular season with a 19-4-2 mark. The 19 regular season wins are the second most in program history.

            The top three teams in each poll are identical with Adrian holding the top spot, followed by St. Norbert and Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Plymouth State is one spot behind Endicott College in the USCHO poll, trailing by 15 points, while the Panthers are just two points in back of Marian University in the D3hockey.com rankings.

            The NCAA will release its third of four regional rankings on Tuesday. The Panthers have been listed at #8 in the East Region each of the last two weeks.

            Plymouth State locked up its sixth MASCAC regular season title in seven years and is the top seed for the MASCAC Tournament. PSU will host fourth-seeded University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in a semifinal game at Hanaway Rink on Tuesday, with puck-drop set for 7:00 p.m. The Panthers swept the season series (3-0) while outscoring the Corsairs by a 20-5 margin.

 

USCHO Division III Men's Ice Hockey Poll

February 26, 2018

   Rank    School (FPV)    Record       Points       Previous Rank   
1 Adrian (18) 24-4-0 297 1
2 St. Norbert (2) 23-4-1 279 2
3 Wisconsin-Stevens Point 20-4-3 226 3
4 University of New England     20-4-3 223 6
5 SUNY Geneseo 18-5-3 197 7
6 Trinity (Conn.) 18-5-2 192 8
7 Salve Regina 20-5-2 180 4
8 Hobart 17-5-5 159 9
9 Oswego State 18-6-2 142 5
10 Utica 20-5-1 137 10
11 Norwich 19-6-2 112 12
12 Endicott 18-6-3 70 11
13 Plymouth State 19-4-2 55 14
14 Marian 20-7-1 32 13
15 Augsburg 17-9-0 18 NR

 

 

D3hockey.com Division III Men's Ice Hockey Poll

February 26, 2018

   Rank    School (FPV)    Record       Points       Previous Rank   
1 Adrian (18) 24-4-0 298 1
2 St. Norbert (1) 23-4-1 276 2
3 Wisconsin-Stevens Point (1)    20-4-3 265 3
4 Trinity (Conn.) 18-5-2 220 5
5 University of New England 20-4-3 205 7
6 Salve Regina 20-5-2 202 4
7 SUNY Geneseo 18-5-3 175 8
8 Hobart 17-5-5 167 10
9 Utica 20-5-1 153 9
10 Oswego State 18-6-2 127 6
11 Norwich 19-6-2 85 13
12 Endicott 18-6-3 74 11
13 Marian 20-7-1 52 12
14 Plymouth State 19-4-2 50 14
15 Nichols 16-8-3 18 NR

 

 

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