Ice Hockey

Hudson Valley's Jeff Beecher Named NJCAA Player of the Week

CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Monday, February 21, 2005

Jeff Beecher (South Glens Falls/South Glens Falls High School), a freshman forward on the Hudson Valley Community College ice hockey team, was named the NJCAA Player of the Week for the period ending February 20, 2005.

Beecher accumulated four goals and three assists in Hudson Valley's two wins last week. He had a goal and two assists in an 8-2 win over Mohawk Valley Community College on Feb. 16, and finished with three goals and an assist in a 5-3 win over SUNY Canton on Feb. 19. Beecher leads Hudson Valley in scoring with 21 goals and 21 assists this season.

Hudson Valley (11-7-1) has earned the sixth seed in the NJCAA tournament that is scheduled for March 4-6 in Morrisville. The Vikings will meet third seeded Monroe Community College (13-7-2) at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 4.