Ice Hockey

Hudson Valley Hockey Rallies Past Canton

CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Saturday, December 10, 2005

The Hudson Valley Community College (4-6-1/2-4-0 Region III) ice hockey team scored four power play goals in the third period in a 5-2 win over SUNY Canton (6-6-1/2-3-1 Region III) earlier today in Troy.

Pat Semenero and Kyle Laurie scored second period goals to give Canton a 2-1 lead entering the third period.

Sophomore Jeff Beecher (South Glens Falls/South Glens Falls High School) tied the game, 2:34 into the third period, with the first of his two goals in the contest.

Sophomore Brian Maher (Bethlehem/Bethlehem High School) then scored the game winner two minutes later with a slap shot from 20 feet away that slipped past the goaltender.

Beecher and freshman Brett Holmes (Claverack/Hudson High School) added insurance goals for Hudson Valley, which is 2-1-1 over its last four games.

Freshman goalie Devon Lent (Ballston Spa/Saratoga Springs High School) stopped 24 shots to pick up the win in net.

Canton             0  2  0 – 2
Hudson Valley      1  0  4 – 5


Canton: Anthony Gruppo 0-1, Jeremy Kolb 0-1, Kyle Laurie 1-0, Pat Semenero 1-0, Adam Levy 0-1, Brandon MacDonald 0-1.

Hudson Valley: Chris Gramlich 0-1, Brian Maher 1-1, Jeff Beecher 2-0, Kevin O'Connell 0-1Eric Park 1-0, Drew Luther 0-1, Brett Holmes 1-2.

Goalies: Canton – Dusty Deleel (60 minutes, 27 shots, 22 saves); Hudson Valley – Devon Lent (60 minutes, 26 shots, 24 saves).

Shots on goal: Canton 6-15-5 – 26; Hudson Valley 9-3-1527