Oct 26, 2016
Westfield, Mass.— For the second straight season, the Plymouth State Panthers are the early favorite to win the 2016-17 Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference men’s hockey champions as selected by the seven coaches from around the conference.
The Panthers earned four of the seven first place votes for a total of 34 points. During the 2015-16 season, the team finished 15-2-1 in the conference with a runner-up finish in both the regular season and tournament play. Back on the ice for Plymouth State is reigning MASCAC Rookie of the Year Matt Volonnino who tallied 10 goals and nine assists for 19 points during his first year with the squad. His two game winning goals were tied for seventh best in the conference. 2015-16 Second Team All-Conference honoree Michael Economos also returns. Last season, he netted 13 goals with nine assists for 23 points. Read more.