Ice Hockey

Hudson Valley's Jeff Beecher and Drew Luther Earn All-Region Recognition Photo Available

CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Wednesday, March 1, 2006

Jeff Beecher
Jeff Beecher

Drew Luther
Drew Luther
Sophomore forward Jeff Beecher (South Glens Falls/South Glens Falls High School) and sophomore defenseman Drew Luther (Guilderland/Guilderland High School) were recognized by the NJCAA Region III coaches for their performance during the 2005-06 season.

Beecher garnered First Team All-Region recognition after leading Hudson Valley with 18 goals and 24 assists. His 42 points rank fourth in the NJCAA. In two years at Hudson Valley, Beecher has accumulated 39 goals and 45 assists.

Luther has three goals and 16 assists this year and six goals and 28 assists in his two-year career. He was named to the Region's Second Team.

Hudson Valley (11-11-3) will travel to Buffalo this weekend to compete in the NJCAA championship tournament. Hudson Valley, the fifth seed, will meet fourth seeded SUNY Canton at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, March 3 in the opening round.