Oswego State senior men’s ice hockey player Neil Musselwhite (Burlington, Ont.) has been selected as one of 78 finalists to compete in the 2010 NCAA Frozen Four Skills Challenge at Ford Field in Detroit. To help determine the final 32 student-athletes who will participate in the skills challenge, the NCAA has incorporated a fan-voting element. Fan voting begins Monday, Feb. 1, on www.ncaa.com/frozenfourskillschallenge and will conclude at Noon Eastern time, Monday, Feb. 15. Fans may vote once day at this site by clicking on the “Men’s East” team.
Musselwhite is one of only three Division III men’s hockey players to be named among the finalists, and is the only Division III men’s hockey player from the East. He ranks second on the squad with 16 goals and leads all NCAA Divisions with five short-handed goals this season.
The Frozen Four Skills Challenge will be held April 9 and will highlight the “Friday Night at the Frozen Four”. The night will also include the presentation of the Hobey Baker Memorial Award, the Hockey Humanitarian Award and the announcement of the American Hockey Coaches Association All-American teams.
Oswego State returns to the ice on Friday night at 7:00 pm when they faceoff against the Cortland Red Dragons on Senior Night. The Lakers will honor the four seniors (Kyle Gunn-Taylor, Brad Dormeidy, Neil Musselwhite and Tyler Lyon) during the evening. Oswego recieved 19 out of 20 first place votes in the latest USCHO D-III Poll after sweeping Potsdam and Plattsburgh last weekend at the Campus Center. Norwich recieved the other first place vote and is second followed by St Norbert, St Scholastica and Plattsburgh, who dropped to 5th after the 3-2 loss at the hands of the Lakers. SUNYAC foe Fredonia recieved 11 votes in the latest polls that were released Monday afternoon.
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