Ice Hockey

Hudson Valley Ice Hockey Defeats Erie

CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Friday, January 13, 2006

The Hudson Valley Community College (7-6-2/3-4-0 Region III) ice hockey team improved its unbeaten streak to six games with a 3-2 win over Erie Community College (6-6-1/1-5-1 Region III) on Friday afternoon in Troy.

Freshman Eric Park (Los Angeles, CA/Green Pastures Academy) scored the game-winning goal for Hudson Valley with 47 seconds remaining in the game.

Erie took a 1-0 lead into the first intermission on a power play goal by Kevin Lufkin (West Seneca) with 2:43 remaining in the opening period.

Hudson Valley responded to take the lead in the second period with power play goals from freshman Dane Anderson (Newburgh/Newburgh Free Academy) and sophomore Chris Gramlich (Philadelphia, PA/Bishop McDevitt High School).

Erie tied the contest with 10:28 remaining in the third period on a goal by David Duke (Amherst).

Freshman goaltender Devon Lent (Ballston Spa/Saratoga Springs High School) stopped 13 shots to pick up the win for the Vikings.

Hudson Valley, which has won three straight games and is 4-0-2 in its last six games, is off until it hosts the University at Albany's club team on January 26.

Erie           1-0-12
Hudson Valley  0-2-13


Erie: Jim Miller 0-1, D.J. Duke 1-0, Kevin Lufkin 1-1, Wade Gault 0-1, Lennon Antowiak 0-1.

Hudson Valley: Brett Holmes 0-1, Dane Anderson 1-0, Jeff Beecher 0-1, Chris Gramlich 1-1, Eric Park 1-0, Matt Wyld 0-1.

Shots on goal: Erie 3-5-715. Hudson Valley 10-16-632

Goalies: Erie – Ben Sawicki (60 minutes, 32 shots, 29 saves); Hudson Valley – Devon Lent (60 minutes, 15 shots, 13 saves).