Ice Hockey

Hockey Defeats Mohawk Valley

CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Sophomore Jeff Beecher (South Glens Falls/South Glens Falls High School) scored three goals, including the game-winning goal with six minutes remaining in the game, to lead the Hudson Valley Community College (3-5-0) hockey team to a 5-4 win at Mohawk Valley Community College (8-2-0) on Wednesday.

Trailing 1-0, Beecher and sophomore Brent Fyer (Delmar/Bethlehem High School) scored first period goals to give the Vikings a 2-1 lead entering the first intermission.

It was back-and-forth affair the rest of the contest. Beecher and sophomore Chris Gramlich (Philadelphia, PA/Bishop McDevitt High School) scored goals in the second period for Hudson Valley. Gramlich's goal came with one minute remaining in the period to give Hudson Valley a 4-3 lead.

Freshman goaltender Devon Lent (Ballston Spa/Saratoga Springs High School) stopped 39 shots to pick up the win in net.

Hudson Valley will host two-time defending national champion Morrisville State College at 1 p.m. on Saturday, December 3.

Hudson Valley	2  2  1 – 5
Mohawk Valley	1  2  1 – 4

Hudson Valley – Jeff Beecher 3-0, Dane Anderson 0-2, Drew Luther 0-2, Brett Holmes 0-1, Chris Gramlich 1-1, Eric Park 0-1, Brent Fryer 1-0
Mohawk Valley – Brian Maneen 1-1, Andrea Runesson 1-0, Chris Pawlick 1-1, Mike Chiellino 1-0, Nick Tutino 0-1, Dan Kunze 0-1, Dan Mikalauskas 0-1

Shots on goal: Hudson Valley 12-9-1132; Mohawk Valley 12-17-1443.

Hudson Valley – Devon Lent (60 minutes, 43 shots, 39 saves); Mohawk Valley – Norm Seakan (60 minutes, 32 shots, 27 saves)