Ice Hockey

Hudson Valley Hockey Falls to Monroe

CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Sunday, January 13, 2008

The Hudson Valley Community College (4-7-2) ice hockey team dropped a 4-2 decision to Monroe Community College (10-2-1) today in Troy.

Monroe received first period goals from Tom Pappa, Jeff Osler and Matt McNeil took a 3-0 lead into the first intermission.

Hudson Valley responded with a pair of power play goals in the second period. With the Vikings two men up, sophomore Sean Caruso (Waterford/LaSalle Institute) score the first Hudson Valley goal just 2:19 into the second period.

Sophomore Brian Pekala (West Sand Lake/Averill Park High School) then cut Hudson Valley’s deficit to one goal when he scored with 11:08 remaining in the second period.

Monroe would put the game away with less then four minute remaining in the third period when Andy Orsini scored on a breakaway.

Monroe         3 0 1 – 4
Hudson Valley  0 2 0 – 2


First Period: 1. MCC-Tom Pappa (Jeff Osler), 3:33; 2. MCC-Jeff Osler (Clint Campbell), 9:33 PPG; 3. MCC-Matt McNeil (Chris Mattot), 18:07 PPG.

Second Period: 4. HVCC-Sean Caruso (Eric Olds), 2:19 PPG; 5. HVCC-Brian Pekala (Armand Dubuc), 8:52 PPG.

Third Period: 6. MCC-Andy Orsini (unassisted), 16:43.


MCC-Danny Kuntz (60 minutes, 19 shots, 17 saves)

HVCC-Jonathan Morales (59 minutes, 34 shots, 30 saves)