Stolpe named Player/Rookie of the Week; Pettersson Goalie of the Week
PLYMOUTH, N.H. – After helping the Plymouth State University men's ice hockey team to a pair of conference wins last week, two members of the team were selected for Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) weekly recognition.
Stolpe tallied a goal and two assists for three points to help the Panthers improve to 4-1-0 in MASCAC play. He scored a power play goal to give PSU a 3-1 lead over Worcester State on Thursday. After the Lancers rallied to tie the game at 3-3, he assisted on the game-winner in an eventual 5-3 victory. He added an assist on the game-winning goal in Saturday's 2-1 come-back win over UMass Dartmouth.
Stolpe has rounded into form of late, recording a point in four straight games, and he is currently tied for second on the team with five points (two goals, three assists) in the early going. He ranks second in the league with his two power play markers, while his three assists are tied for the second-most on the team.
Pettersson picked up both wins in goal for the Panthers, sporting a 2.00 GAA and .941 save percentage with 64 stops between the two games to improve to 4-0-0 on the season. He logged 31 saves in Thursday's 5-3 win over Worcester State and was even better in Saturday's 2-1 win over the Corsairs, surrendering just a power play goal less than two minutes into the game. He finished the night with 33 stops, matching a season high, including 20 saves in the second period alone.
Pettersson's 2.00 goals against average for the season ranks second in the MASCAC, while his .937 save percentage is also the second best in the league.
Plymouth State (4-2-0, 4-1-0 MASCAC) will face a huge test at the Utica Tournament this weekend. The Panthers square off against the host Pioneers, who were ranked 10th in the nation in last week's USCHO poll with a new release coming this afternoon, on Friday (Nov. 29), and will match up with either #6 Oswego or #12 Salve Regina in Saturday's contest.
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