Ice Hockey

Hudson Valley Shuts Out Ramapo

CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Saturday, February 7, 2004

Freshman goalie Bryan McDonald (Ballston Lake/Shenendehowa High School) stopped all 22 shots he faced to lead the Hudson Valley Community College (8-8-1) ice hockey team to a 5-0 win over the Ramapo Jr. Rangers (18-9-2) earlier tonight in Troy.

McDonald has not allowed a goal in his last 141 minutes dating back to January 18. Coupled with last Wednesday's 8-0 win over Broome, it is the first time the Vikings have recorded back-to-back shutouts since the 1999-2000 season.

Five different players lit the lamp for the Vikings. Sophomore forward Joel Crouse (Oswego/Oswego High School) scored off an assist from freshman forward Stephen Robinson (Liverpool/Liverpool High School), 1:55 into the second period, to give Hudson Valley a 1-0 lead.

Hudson Valley went up 2-0 seven minutes later on a goal by freshman forward Kenny Holvig (New City/Clarkstown South High School).

Scoring third period goals for Hudson Valley were freshmen forwards Mike VanBaaren (Albany/LaSalle Institute), Aaron Coopersmith (Souderton, PA/Souderton Area High School) and Joe Jeram (Latham/Shaker High School).

Hudson Valley will return home at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, February 13 to take on Morrisville State College.

Scoring                  1  2  3 – F 
Ramapo                   0  0  0 – 0 
Hudson Valley            0  2  3 – 5 

Second Period: 1. Hudson Valley – Joel Crouse (Stephen Robinson), 1.55; 2. Hudson Valley – Kenny Holvig (Joel Crouse, Devin Krichbaum), 9:03.

Third Period: 3. Hudson Valley – Mike VanBaaren (Aaron Coopersmith), 11:44; 4. Hudson Valley – Aaron Coopersmith (Jason Faas), 12:40; 5. Hudson Valley – Joe Jeram (Kevin Moteyunas), 17:47.

Shots on goal: Ramapo 6-10-622. Hudson Valley 11-15-2045.

Goalies: Ramapo – Chris Kotsonis (45 shots, 40 saves). Hudson Valley – Bryan McDonald (22 shots, 22 saves).