Ice Hockey

Vikings Struggle on Northern Swing

CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Sunday, January 16, 2005

The Hudson Valley Community College (8-5/4-5 Region III) ice hockey team lost a pair of close games on its trip across northern New York State over the weekend. The Vikings held a 2-0 lead at SUNY Canton on Saturday, Jan. 15, but suffered a 5-3 loss to the Northstars. Hudson Valley then struggled to find the net in a 2-1 loss at North Country Community College on Sunday, Jan. 16.

Freshman Jeff Beecher (South Glens falls/South Glens Falls High School) and sophomores Stephen Barrett (Claverack/Hudson High School) and Devin Krichbaum (Pattersonville/Sault Ste. Marie, MI High School) each scored goals for the Vikings at Canton.

Barrett scored off an assist from Beecher in Hudson Valley's loss at North Country. Beecher has contributed a point in each of the last seven games and in 12 of the 13 games this season.

The Vikings will host Monroe Community College at 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 22.