Ice Hockey

A Pair Of All-American Vikings

CONTACT: Jeff Foley (518) 629-8085 or (518) 210-4161

FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Thursday, April 11, 2002

Hudson Valley Community College hockey forward Jim Sturges (East Hampton H.S., MA), who was a Second Team All-American in 2000-01, recently was honored with 2001-02 First Team All-American status. Additionally, defenseman Jim Corrigan (Bethlehem H.S.) has been awarded Second Team All-American status.

After leading Hudson Valley to its first junior college national hockey title in 2000-01, Sturges helped the squad post a 12-9-3 record this past season. He scored a team-high 43 points in 2001-02, including 19 goals, and he finished his two-year career with 43 goals and 109 points. Sturges' 43 points in 2001-02 also was tops in the nation among junior college players.

Corrigan, meanwhile, played in every game for Hudson Valley in 2001-02. During his two seasons, the 6-foot-2, 215-pound defender tallied 12 points.

In the past two seasons, with Corrigan and Sturges on the squad, Hudson Valley recorded a 36-13-3 record.

In the 2000-01 academic year, Hudson Valley's athletic teams combined to win 72 percent of their contests. The ice hockey team won the NJCAA championship, the baseball team earned a berth in the NJCAA World Series and the football team won the Region III title. The women's basketball team earned a No. 1 national ranking and turned in a 24-3 record while the men's hoop squad competed in the Region III championship game. Additionally, two Vikings earned Region III Player-of-the-Year status, 20 were named All-Region III performers, and 10 were honored with All-American status.