PSU Women’s Ice Hockey players honored by NEHC

PSU Women’s Ice Hockey players honored by NEHC

Lindqvist named Co-Goalie of the Week; Evans on Honor Roll

            PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Two members of the Plymouth State University women's ice hockey team were honored Monday with weekly recognition from the New England Hockey Conference (NEHC).

            Freshman Emelie Lindqvist (Gulleråsen, Sweden) was named NEHC Co-Goaltender of the Week, and sophomore Courtney Evans (Fairbanks, Alaska) was selected to the Weekly Honor Roll. They helped the Panthers to a pair of non-conference victories over Becker College and Salem State University. Lindqvist shared her honor with Sydney Helmbrecht of the University of New England.

             A 5'3" rookie goaltender, Lindqvist posted a 2-0 record with a 0.50 goals against average and a .974 save percentage in two games. She made 15 saves Friday to earn the victory in a 5-1 win over Becker College, and she stopped all 22 shots for her first career shutout in Saturday's 4-0 whitewash over Salem State University.

            Lindqvist ranks fifth in the NEHC with a .934 save percentage on the season, and ranks 10th with a 1.87 goals against average. Both marks also rank second among NEHC rookies, and was a NEHC Rookie of the Week last month.

             A 5'5" defenseman, Evans tallied a goal and three assists in two games while anchoring a Panther defense that allowed only one goal on the weekend. She set up one goal and scored a power play marker in Friday's win over Becker, and she assisted on PSU's first two goals, including the game-winner, in Saturday's shutout over Salem State.

            Evans is tied for second on the team in scoring this season with six points on two goals and four assists. She and teammate Haley Branovan (Canandaigua, N.Y.) are tied for the NEHC lead in power play points with all six coming with a skater advantage, and they are tied for eighth in the conference in scoring by a defenseman.           

            Plymouth State, 4-6-0 overall and 2-4-0 in NEHC games, wraps up the semester with a weekend doubleheader against Johnson & Wales University; the teams will play at 6:00 p.m. Friday at PSU's Hanaway Rink and 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Lynch Arena in Pawtucket, R.I.

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