Lindqvist, Jacobs named to Weekly Honor Roll
PLYMOUTH, N.H. – A pair of Plymouth State University women's ice hockey players were recognized by the New England Hockey Conference (NEHC) after their roles in an undefeated week for the Panthers.
Junior goaltender Emelie Lindqvist (Gulleråsen, Sweden) and sophomore Kailey Jacobs (Westwood, Mass.) were named to the NEHC Weekly Honor Roll after guiding the Panthers to a 1-0-1 weekend at the Trader Duke's Ice Hockey Classic hosted by St. Michael's College.
Lindqvist recorded a hard-earned tie against Hamilton College in the opening game of the tournament on Friday. The 5-3 netminder notched 48 saves, including 27 in the third period alone, to register the tie. It was the fifth time Lindqvist has turned aside 40 shots and was just two shy of her career-high of 50, set on Nov. 17 at UMass Boston. She has been one of the top goalies in the league all season. Lindqvist is tops in the conference with a .944 save percentage, second in saves (352) and third in goals against average (2.07). This is the fourth weekly honor for Lindqvist, who was also named to the honor roll for the week ending Dec. 10, to go along with two Goaltender of the Week nods (Nov. 5 and Nov. 19).
Jacobs had a hand in three of the five Panther goals over the weekend, registering an assist against Hamilton while adding a goal and an assist in Saturday's 4-1 defeat of NCAA D-I Independent St. Michael's on Saturday. Jacobs opened the scoring at the 6:36 mark of the first period against SMC, firing a wrist shot to beat the Purple Knights' goalie high. She added an assist on what proved to be the game-winner just over three minutes later, when sophomore Sydney Linnick (Highland's Ranch, Colo.) blasted a slapshot from the top of the right circle off a Purple Knights defender and into the goal. Jacobs is tied for second on the team with five points (1G, 4A). This is her first weekly honor of the year.
The Panthers (3-6-3, 2-2-2 NEHC) host New England College (1-10-1, 1-3-0 NEHC) in a key conference game tomorrow afternoon at Hanaway Rink. Puck-drop is set for 4:00 p.m.
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