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November 26, 2012

Top-ranked Cardinals win tourney

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The Panthers held a 31-18 shots advantage in the game. Aveson was the key to victory for Plattsburgh, making 29 saves in the contest to earn tournament Most Valuable Player honors. Aveson recorded a combined 39 saves over the weekend to help the Cardinals remain unbeaten.

“(Aveson) was able to fend off a lot of quality chances, especially during an extended period of time down five-on-three,” Houle said. “It’s like I said the other day, she’s been rock solid for us in net.”

Joining Aveson on the all-tournament squad were Plattsburgh’s Kistner, Middlebury’s Fluke and Katie Sullivan, Elmira’s Ashton Hogan and Madison Johnston and Amherst’s Tori Salmon.

The Cardinals return to league play this weekend with a two-game series at Buffalo State. Saturday’s game is set for 3 p.m. while the puck drops at 2 p.m. on Sunday.

Plattsburgh 3, Middlebury 2

Score by periods:

Plattsburgh 1 1 1 — 3

Middlebury 0 1 1 — 2

First period- 1, PSU, Parke (Ziesman, Bennett), 14:56 (pp). Penalties: Stewart, PSU (hooking), 10:30. Downey, M (hooking), 10:09. Mandigo, M (interference), 13:55. Bennett, PSU (body checking), 17:46. Era, PSU (interference), 18:47. Bennett, PSU (hooking), 19:59.

Second period- 2, PSU, Gove (Kistner, Favretto), 3:42. 3, M, Fluke (Van Kula), 9:45. Penalties: Kistner, PSU (slashing), 20:00.

Third period- 3, M, Bielawski (Mandigo, Krakower), 2:01. 4, PSU, Rutherford (Kistner), 11:50.

Shots on goal:

Plattsburgh 7 6 5 — 18

Middlebury 9 10 12 — 31

Goaltenders (shots-saves): Jones, M, 18-15. Aveson, PSU, 31-29.

Power plays (goals-opportunities): Middlebury 0-6. Plattsburgh, 1-2.

Attendance: 325.

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