Ice Hockey

Hudson Valley Ice Hockey Falls Short at Canton

CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Saturday, January 17, 2004

The Hudson Valley Community College (6-5-1/2-5-1 Region III) ice hockey team rallied from a two-goal deficit but was unable to hold on as the Vikings fell at SUNY Canton, 4-3, earlier today.

Trailing 2-0 after the opening period, Hudson Valley got goals from freshman forwards Stephen Barrett (Claverack/Hudson High School) and Joe Evers (Albany/LaSalle Institute) to tie the contest at 2-2 entering the third period.

Hudson Valley struck first in the final period on a goal by freshman defenseman Devin Krichbaum (Pattersonville/Sault Area (MI) High School) with 16:29 remaining in the contest.

However, the Northstars tied the game 29 seconds later on Jon Parks' (Canton) second goal of the game. Mike Prego (Skaneateles) then scored on a backhanded shot with 10:30 minutes left to put Canton up for good.

Hudson Valley travels to Lake Placid to take on North Country Community College on Sunday. The game starts at 1 p.m.

               1 2 3 Total 
Hudson Valley  0 2 1 3    (6-5-1 overall, 2-5-1 Region III)
SUNY Canton    2 0 2 4    (8-5-2 overall, 6-2 Region III) 

First Period: 1. Canton - Jon Parks (Aaron Michaud), 8:47; 2. Canton – Dillon Bogart (Eric Boyer, Josh Sather), 12:17.
Second Period: 3. Hudson Valley - Stephen Barrett (Aaron Coopersmith), 5:59; 4. Hudson Valley - Joe Evers (Mike VanBaaren), 19:37.
Third Period: 5. Hudson Valley – Devin Krichbaum (Jason Faas, Andrew Usas), 3:31; 6. Canton - Jon Parks (Dan Rice), 4:00; 7. Canton – Mike Prego (Matt Cup, Nate Drollette), 9:30.

Shots on Goal: Hudson Valley 32. Canton 41.

Goalies: Hudson Valley - Bryan McDonald (41 shots, 37 saves). Canton-Andy Sutherland (32 shots, 29 saves).