Middlebury

Phinney And Cherry Named Players Of The Week

March 7, 2005

3/7/05 - <?xml:namespace prefix = "st1" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Middlebury College men's hockey players Brian Phinney (Ripton, Vt.) and Ross Cherry (Basking Ridge, N.J.) have been named the NESCAC Players of the week.

Phinney and Cherry share the honor after leading the men's team to its fifth NESCAC Championship. Phinney scored two goals and assisted on the game-winner in the title game. The senior captain led a Middlebury defense that allowed just three goals over the weekend. He now has 23 points in 27 games this season, ranking him third on the team.

Cherry was amazing in goal all weekend for the Panthers. He stopped 75 of 78 shots, including a 46 save effort in the championship win over Bowdoin. He lowered his GAA to 1.89 on the season, while improving his save percentage to a NESCAC-best .935.