Panthers named No. 15 in each ranking
PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Despite a weeklong layoff, the Plymouth State University men's ice hockey team has broken into the top-15 in both national polls.
PSU moved into 15th on the latest USCHO.com poll, while maintaining its hold on the No. 15 spot in this week's D3hockey.com poll.
Wisconsin Stevens Point is the top team in the nation according to both polls, with SUNY Geneseo, St. Norbert College and Adrian College rounding out the top four.
Plymouth State earned 27 points in the D3hockey.com poll and is just three points shy of moving into 14th. PSU gained four points in the USCHO.com poll from last week to achieve the national ranking.
The team has been idle since Nov. 15 when the Panthers soared past Salem State by an 8-1 margin. Plymouth State (6-0-1) is off to its best start in at least 30 years and is one of just three unbeaten teams to appear in both polls, joining No. 1 Wisconsin Stevens Point (8-0-2) and No. 5/10 Trinity College (4-0-1).
PSU returns to action with a pair of MASCAC games this week. The Panthers welcome Framingham State to Hanaway Rink on Thursday (Nov. 29, 6:00 p.m.) for the annual Teddy Bear Toss game. Fans are encouraged to bring new teddy bears to the game to toss onto the ice following the Panthers' first goal. The bears will be donated to the Children's Hospital at Dartmouth (CHaD) to be distributed to families in need over the holidays.
Plymouth State wraps up the week with a trip to Westfield State University on Saturday (Dec. 1) for a 5:35 p.m. contest.
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