Ice Hockey

Hudson Valley Hockey Rally Falls Short

CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Sunday, December 03, 2006

The Hudson Valley Community College (3-10) ice hockey team scored three third period goals but it wasn’t enough as the Vikings suffered a 6-4 loss to Monroe Community College (9-2-1) this afternoon in Troy.

Freshman forward Robert Horne (Pittsfield, MA/The White Oak School) scored a pair of goals for the Vikings, including one with 3:36 remaining in the game to cut the Vikings deficit to two goals. Freshman Tom Phibbs (Troy/LaSalle Institute) added a goal and an assist. Freshman Sean Caruso (Waterford/LaSalle Institute) also scored for the Vikings.

Steve LeDuc (Greece) and Josh Soechtig (Greece) each netted a pair of goals for the Tribunes.

Monroe        1-4-1—6
Hudson Valley 1-0-3—4


First Period: 1. Hudson Valley-Robert Horne (Dane Anderson), 18:31 PPG; 2. Monroe-Eric McJury (Kevin McCullough), 18:48.

Second Period: 3. Monroe-Josh Soechtig (Tom Pappa, Al Liwush), 5:39 PPG; 4. Monroe-Josh Soechtig (Tom Pappa, Steve LeDuc), 10:59 PPG; 5. Monroe-Steve LeDuc (Josh Soechtig, Greg Haney), 14:31 PPG; 6. Monroe-Steve LeDuc (Josh Soechtig, Tom Pappa), 15:03 PPG.

Third Period: 7. Monroe-Greg Haney (Mike Pappa, Allan Campisi), 5:07; 8. Hudson Valley-Tom Phibbs (Ben Norris), 9:42 PPG; 9. Hudson Valley-Sean Caruso (Brett Holmes, Greg Prazych), 16:15 PPG; 10. Hudson Valley-Robert Horne (Tom Phibbs, Kevin Fairchild), 16:24 PPG.

Shots on goal: Monroe 13-16-7—36; Hudson Valley 8-2-12—22


Monroe-Dan Kuntz (60 minutes, 22 shots, 18 saves); Hudson Valley-Dan Silver (60 minutes, 36 shots, 30 saves).