College Hockey: Neil Musselwhite Dazzles at Frozen Four Skills Competition

Ryan MaloneyContributor IIApril 11, 2010

Neil Musselwhite competes in the hardest shot competition
Neil Musselwhite competes in the hardest shot competition

The SUNY Oswego athletic department has posted a write-up on men's hockey player Neil Musselwhite's performance at the NCAA Frozen Four Skills Challenge.

Oswego State senior men’s hockey player Neil Musselwhite closed out his collegiate career by winning the Fastest Skater competition at the 2010 NCAA Frozen Four Skills Challenge on Friday night at Ford Field in Detroit, Mich.
Musselwhite, the only Division III men’s hockey player at the competition, edged Minnesota State-Mankato’s Zach Harrison by two-tenths of a second in the final with a new event record time of 14.3 seconds after advancing to the final by winning his respective heat. However, the East squad fell to the West squad by the score of 10-6. 

The Burlington, Ontario native not only competed in the Fastest Skater competition, but the Hardest Shot competition as well.  He took second place in the event with a shot of 91.8 mph, which was behind Massachusetts-Lowell’s Kory Falite, who blasted a shot of 92.9 mph. 


The 2010 NCAA Frozen Four Skills Challenge was part of the festivities for the 2010 NCAA Division I Frozen Four Championships, in which Musselwhite was in attendance for both semifinal contests and the championship game between Boston College and Wisconsin.

Musselwhite, a 2009-10 Second Team All-SUNYAC selection, led the Lakers with 23 goals this season to go along with 13 assists for 36 points, which ranked fifth on the squad.  Oswego State finished the season as an NCAA Division III Semifinalist with an overall record of 26-3-0.