SUFFOLK ICE HOCKEY
First Round – PAL Stovepipe Tournament
Saturday, November 24, 2007
The Ice Den, Hooksett, N.H.
HOOKSETT, N.H.-- Sophomore Dave Dufresne (Dracut, Mass.) scored a pair of goals, while fellow sophomore Erik Shields (Lebanon, Maine) stopped all 23 shots in net to lift Plymouth State to a 3-0 non-league college ice hockey victory over Suffolk in opening round play of the 2007 PAL Stovepipe Tournament Saturday afternoon at The Ice Den.
The Panthers, now 1-1-1 overall on the season, advance to Sunday’s championship round to take on host Southern New Hampshire for the tournament crown, as the Penmen notched an 8-5 victory over UMass Boston in Saturday’s other first round match-up.
Freshman David Rose (Haddon Township, N.J.) gave Plymouth State the only goal it would need with 5:57 remaining in the opening stanza when he converted feeds from senior Chris Cadieux (Nashua, N.H.) and freshman Seth McQuade (Manchester, N.H.) on the power play, and Dufresne added a pair of third period insurance markers for the Panthers in the final 6:08 of action, notching an unassisted tally at the 13:52 mark of the final period before converting a pass from sophomore Chris Chambers (Crofton, Md.) with 1:12 remaining to account for the final score.
Shields made 11 of his 23 saves in the second period in recording the shutout in goal for Plymouth State, while freshman Jeff Rose (Collinsville, Conn.) suffered his first setback in five decisions with a 25-save effort in goal for the Rams, who saw their three-game winning streak come to an end in falling to 4-2 overall on the season as the Panthers outshot Suffolk by a 28-23 margin.
Sunday’s Suffolk-UMass Boston consolation round game begins at 1:00 p.m. at The Ice Den, while the Plymouth State-Southern New Hampshire championship contest begins at 4:00 p.m.
Suffolk (4-2) 0 0 0 - 0
Plymouth State (1-1-1) 1 0 2 - 3
PSU: David Rose (Seth McQuade, Chris Cadieux) PPG 14:03 1st
PSU: Dave Dufresne (Unassisted) 13:52 3rd
PSU: Dufresne (Chris Chambers) 18:48 3rd
SUF: Jeff Rose—25
PSU: Erik Shields—23