Ice Hockey

Late Goal Lifts Hudson Valley Past North Country

CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Saturday, November 22, 2003

Freshman Kenny Holvig (New City/Clarkstown South High School) scored two goals including the game-winner with 43 seconds remaining in the contest to lead the Hudson Valley Community College (5-3/2-3 Region III) ice hockey team to a 4-3 win over North Country Community College (3-3/1-3 Region III) today in Troy.

North Country took a 2-0 lead into the locker room after the first period on power-play goals by sophomores Ron Hernandez (Riverside, CA/Warren High School) and Derek Keays (Glens Falls/Glens Falls High School).

Sophomore Joel Crouse (Oswego/Oswego High School) scored from just inside the blue line to cut the Vikings' deficit to 2-1, 7:25 into the second period. Hudson Valley tied the game nine seconds later when sophomore Pat Kennally (Albany/LaSalle Institute) took the face-off from sophomore Kevin Moteyunas (Syracuse/Cicero-North Syracuse High School) and slid it past the North Country goaltender.

Hudson Valley struck first in the third period when Holvig crossed the blue line and ripped a shot past the goaltender with 14:49 remaining in the contest.

North Country, which outshot Hudson Valley 17-7 in the final period, tied the contest at 3-3 on a goal by sophomore Jamie Gadway (Clinton/Northeastern Clinton High School) with 5:33 left.

Freshman goaltender Bryan McDonald (Ballston Lake/Shenendehowa High School) made 25 saves for Hudson Valley.

The Vikings return to action at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 3 when they host Mohawk Valley Community College.

Period                       1  2  3 – F 
North Country                2  0  1 – 3 
Hudson Valley                0  2  2 – 4 

First Period: 1. North Country – Ron Hernandez (Derek Keays, Joel White), 12:48; 2. North Country – Derek Keays (Josh Woodruff, Jamie Breyette), 17:41.

Second Period: 3. Hudson Valley – Joel Crouse (Joe Evers), 7:25; 4. Hudson Valley – Pat Kennally (Kevin Moteyunas), 7:34.

Third Period: 5. Hudson Valley – Kenny Holvig (Unassisted), 5:11; 6. North Country – Jamie Gadway (Derek Keays), 14:27; 7. Hudson Valley – Kenny Holvig (Jason Faas), 19:17.

Shots on goal: North Country 5-6-1728. Hudson Valley 9-10-726.

Saves: North Country – Roy Mitchell (26 shots, 22 saves). Hudson Valley – Bryan McDonald (28 shots, 25 saves).