Ice Hockey

Hudson Valley Scores Late to Defeat Morris

CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Tuesday, November 11, 2003

Sophomore forward Jason Faas (Latham/Shaker High School) put back a rebound with 3:32 remaining in the third period to lift the Hudson Valley Community College ice hockey team to a 2-1 win over County College of Morris earlier tonight in Troy.

Hudson Valley, which had lost two straight games against Morris, improved its record to 3-1 on the year. The Titans fall to 1-6.

After a scoreless opening period, Hudson Valley struck first midway through the second period on a goal by sophomore forward Kevin Moteyunas (Syracuse/Cicero-North Syracuse High School). He was assisted by Faas and freshman defenseman Jeff Weaver (Abington, PA/Uppermoreland High School).

Morris responded early in the third period when a shot by Joseph Mahoney trickled past the Hudson Valley goaltender and into the net to tie the game at 1-1.

In what was a physical contest that included 25 penalties, the Vikings were able to score the game-winning goal on a power play when Faas knocked in the rebound off a shot from freshman forward Joe Jeram (Latham/Shaker High School).

Freshman goaltender Bryan McDonald (Ballston Lake/Shenendehowa High School) made 26 saves in net for Hudson Valley.

Scoring                      1  2  3 – F 
Morris                       0  0  1 – 1 
Hudson Valley                0  1  1 -- 2 

First Period: None

Second Period: 1. Hudson Valley – Kevin Moteyunas (Jason Faas, Jeff Weaver), 10:24.

Third Period: 2. Morris – Joseph Mahoney (George Tobjy), 1:16; 3. Hudson Valley – Jason Faas (Joe Jeram, Pat Kennally), 16:28.

Shots on Goal: Morris 6-16-5 – 27. Hudson Valley 8-5-16 – 29

Saves: Morris – Anthony Dilello (29 shots, 27 saves). Hudson Valley – Bryan McDonald (27 shots, 26 saves).