PSU Men’s Ice Hockey players named New England All-Stars

PSU Men’s Ice Hockey players named New England All-Stars

Stevens, Bergstrom honored by New England Hockey Writers 

            PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Junior Ryan Stevens (Colleyville, Texas) and sophomore Victor Bergstrom (Angelholm, Sweden) were both honored Wednesday with selection to the New England Hockey Writers Division II/III All-Star team.

            The All-New England team is selected by a vote of all Division II/III coaches and respective media outlets throughout New England. The 2017-18 team is comprised of three goaltenders, six defensemen and ten forwards. Stevens was also named an All-Star last year, while it is the first honor for Bergstrom.

            The All-Star teams and awards will be presented at the annual New England Hockey Writers banquet, scheduled for 6:00 p.m. on April 11 at the Prince Restaurant in Saugus, Mass. All coaches, student-athletes, family members and friends are welcome to attend. Those interested in joining the event should contact intern@hockeyeastonline.com for additional information. The cost is $40 per person.

            A 6-3, 200-pound forward, Stevens has been an offensive powerhouse for the Panthers since transferring from Arizona State University two years ago. The two-time All-MASCAC First Team honoree was the top point-scorer for the Panthers and the second-leading scorer in the conference, averaging 1.65 points per game in PSU's 17 league contests. He led the team with 27 assists and 37 points and finished the year just 13 points shy of becoming the 13th player in program history to eclipse the 100-career point mark after just two seasons at PSU. His 27 helpers were tied for the ninth-most in a season in program history.

            A 6-0, 185-pound defenseman, Bergstrom led the MASCAC in defenseman scoring to earn All-MASCAC First Team honors for the first time. He totaled six goals and 11 assists in 15 league contests, averaging a league-best 1.13 points per game. Despite missing the final four games of the season due to injury, he ended the year fifth in the nation in scoring among defensemen with 1.10 points per game. On Feb. 3 he notched a career-high four points after tallying a goal and three assists in a 7-5 setback to Fitchburg State University.

            PSU finished the season with a 19-5-2 record while winning its sixth regular season title in seven years. The top-seeded Panthers were upset in the semifinal round of the MASCAC Tournament by fourth-seeded University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, 3-1, last Tuesday (Feb. 27).

 

2017-18 New England Men's Division II/III All-Stars and Awards

GOALTENDERS
Student-Athlete Institution Class Hometown
Blake Wojtala Salve Regina University      Jr.             Trenton, Mich.
Connor Rodericks       Connecticut College So. Buzzards Bay, Mass.   
Sean Lawrence Colby College Sr. Granite Bay, Calif.
       
DEFENSEMEN
Student-Athlete Institution Class Hometown
Nick Albano UMass Boston Fr. Beverly, Mass.
Victor Bergstrom Plymouth State So. Angelholm, Sweden
Ryan Burr Univ. of New England So. Toms River, N.J.
Logan Day Endicott College Jr. Seminole, Fla.
Liam Feeney Trinity College So. Foxboro, Mass.
Jerry Laakso UMass Dartmouth Sr. Tempere, Finland
       
FORWARDS
Student-Athlete Institution Class Hometown
Jack Billings Salve Regina University So. Oak Lawn, Ill.
Ryan Bloom Univ. of New England So. Northville, Mich.
Scott Cuthrell Nichols College Sr. Waterford, Mich.
Nick DiNicola Fitchburg State Jr. Wolcott, Conn.
Brady Fleurent Univ. of New England Jr. Biddeford, Maine
Colin Larkin UMass Boston Sr. Waterford, Mich.
Ross Olsson Endicott College Jr. Billerica, Mass.
Nolan Redler UMass Boston So. Winchester, Mass.
Jonathan Ruiz UMass Dartmouth Jr. Williamstown, N.J.
Ryan Stevens Plymouth State Jr. Colleyville, Texas
       
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Student-Athlete Institution Class Hometown
Colin Larkin UMass Boston Sr. Waterford, Mich.
       
CO-COACHES OF THE YEAR
Zech Klann, Salve Regina University
Blaise MacDonald, Colby College

 

 

 

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