Musselwhite Wins Fastest Skater Competition at
Oswego State men’s hockey player Neil Musselwhite ’10 closed out his
collegiate career by winning the Fastest Skater competition at the 2010 NCAA
Frozen Four Skills Challenge April 9 at Ford Field in Detroit.
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
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.
2010 NCAA Frozen Four Skills Challenge was part of the festivities for the 2010
NCAA Division I Frozen Four Championships, which Musselwhite was in attendance at
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, ranking fifth on
the squad. Oswego
State finished the season
as an NCAA Division III Semifinalist with an overall record of 26-3-0.
— Adele Burk
PHOTO CAPTION: Neil Musselwhite ’10 took the
Fastest Skater competition and placed second in the Hardest Shot competition
during the NCAA Frozen Four Championship festivities in April (Courtesy
of Larry Radloff, Sport and Sound Productions).
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