Ice Hockey

Hudson Valley Ice Hockey Rallies for 6-3 Win over UAlbany

CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Thursday, January 26, 2006

The Hudson Valley Community College (8-6-2) ice hockey team improved its unbeaten streak to seven games with a 6-3 win over the University at Albany’s (14-4-0) club team.

Albany took a 2-0 lead in the opening period on goals by sophomore Chris Yohe (Nassau) and junior Will O’Hara (Ronkonkoma).

Freshman Matt Wyld (East Greenbush/Columbia High School) scored the first of his two goals with 3:13 remaining in the first period to cut the Vikings deficit to 2-1.

Freshman Brett Holmes (Claverack/Hudson High School) tied the game for Hudson Valley 2:19 into the second period with a power play goal.

Tied 2-2 after the first two periods, Hudson Valley exploded for four third period goals. Freshman Eric Park (Los Angeles, CA/Green Pastures Academy) put Hudson Valley up 3-2 just 17 seconds into the third period and sophomore Chris Gramlich (Philadelphia, PA/Bishop McDevitt High School) scored a pair of goals to put the game away.

Albany had won 13 of its last 14 games entering the contests and is ranked No. 4 in the latest American Collegiate Hockey Association Division III Atlantic Region poll.

Hudson Valley, which is 5-0-2 since December 7, travels to SUNY Canton for a key Region III game on Saturday, January 28.

Albany 2-0-1—3
Hudson Valley 1-1-4—6

Albany: Chris Yohe 1-0, Will O’Hara 1-0, Adam Finkin 0-1, Josh Charland 0-1, Jeffrey Gill 1-0, Thomas Fuccillo 0-1, Andrew Schulman 0-1.
Hudson Valley: Chris Gramlich 2-2, Eric Park 1-0, Matt Wyld 2-1, Mike Devoid 0-1, Jeff Beecher 0-1, Drew Luther 0-1, Mark Smetanka 0-1, Brett Holmes 1-0.

Shots on goal: Albany 10-9-10—29; Hudson Valley 12-15-16—43

Goalies: Albany – Frank Guiffre (60 minutes, 43 shots, 37 saves). Hudson Valley – Devon Lent (60 minutes, 29 shots, 26 saves).