Lindqvist honored as Panthers head into playoffs on win streak
PLYMOUTH, N.H. – The starting goaltender on the Plymouth State University women's ice hockey team was honored Monday by the New England Hockey Conference (NEHC) for her top-notch performance in a pair of victories last week.
Freshman Emelie Lindqvist (Gullerason, Sweden) was named to the NEHC Women's Weekly Honor Roll after back-boning the Panthers to consecutive shutout victories. She has been recognized by the NEHC with weekly honors four times this season.
A 5'3 netminder, Lindqvist posted back-to-back shutout victories on the road last weekend to send the Panthers into the conference playoffs on a winning streak. She made 26 saves in Friday's 3-0 win at the University of Southern Maine and added 16 stops in Saturday's 5-0 whitewash at Nichols College.
Lindqvist lowered her goals against average to 2.30 and upped her save percentage to .921, evening her record at 9-9-0. She has set the program record for wins in a season.
The Panthers are the #7 seed in the NEHC Tournament, which begins this Saturday with quarterfinal match-ups. PSU will travel to #2 seeded Castleton University on Saturday for a 4:00 p.m. face-off. The Spartans defeated the Panthers 4-1 in Plymouth on Jan. 15, but PSU upset nationally-ranked Castleton 3-2 at Spartan Arena on Feb. 6.
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