Ice Hockey

Vikings Skate To 3-3 Tie Against Morrisville

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FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Saturday, February 16, 2002

Troy, N.Y., February 16, 2002 – Hudson Valley Community College's ice hockey team skated to a 3-3 tie against SUNY Morrisville this evening at Troy's Conway Ice Arena.

Hudson Valley, which was playing in its regular-season finale, is 12-9-3 overall. The Vikings are ranked No. 4 in the nation among Division III junior colleges. Morrisville, ranked No. 1, is 19-0-3.

Brian Mohan (La Salle Institute) put Hudson Valley on the scoreboard first, firing in a high wrister at 5:51 in the first period. Mohan tallied another goal midway through the second period.

Entering the third period, however, Hudson Valley trailed, 3-2. All-American Dean Vandervort (Northern Burlington H.S., NJ) changed that, though, taking a pass from Hudson Valley teammate and fellow All-American Jim Sturges (East Hampton H.S., MA) and skating in alone on Morrisville's goalie. Vandervort, who also had a pair of assists, kept the puck low and slipped it into the net to tie the game.

Regulation ended in a 3-3 deadlock, and the two teams embarked on a five-minute overtime period. Jason Vasco (CBA) stopped both shots Morrisville managed in the extra session – Vasco made 38 saves on the game – and Hudson Valley fired off three shots but also was unable to score.