Ice Hockey

Hudson Valley Hockey Downs Union Club

CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Friday, January 18, 2008

Sophomore Tom Phibbs (Troy/LaSalle Institute) recorded his first career hat trick to lead the Hudson Valley Community College (5-7-2) ice hockey team to a 5-2 win over Union College's (6-4-0) club team this evening in Troy.

Hudson Valley took a 2-0 lead into the first intermission. Freshman Paul Chamberlain (Niskayuna/Niskayuna High School) got the Vikings on the board first with his goal 4:02 into the opening period.

Two minutes later, sophomore Mike Leary (Somers Point, NJ/Mainland Regional High School) stole an outlet pass from the Union goaltender and buried in the back of the net to give Hudson Valley a 2-0 lead.

Phibbs scored his first goal with 3:38 remaining in the second period to give Hudson Valley a three-goal lead.

However, Union would pull to within 3-2 on a goal by Nicky Hoberman with 11 seconds remaining in the second period and by Colin Gleason 6:25 into the third period.

Phibbs would score a pair of power play goals after that to give the Vikings the win.

Hudson Valley finished the game with a 41-10 shot advantage.

The Vikings return to action Saturday, January 19 when they visit Middlebury College JV. The game begins at 10:30 a.m.

Union Club    0 1 1 – 2
Hudson Valley 2 1 2 – 5


First period: 1. HV-Paul Chamberlain (Maverick Erikson, Armand Dubuc), 4:02; 2. HV-Mike Leary (unassisted), 6:25.

Second Period: 3. HV-Tom Phibbs (Armand Dubuc, Corey Earley), 16:12. 4. UC-Nicky Hoberman (Josh Weiss, Anthony Savaglio), 19:49.

Third Period: 5. UC-Colin Gleason (Alex Kenyon, Greg Karamian), 6:25; 6. HV-Tom Phibbs (Nick Kemp, Eric Nichols), 8:47 PPG; 7. HV-Tom Phibbs (Brian Pekala, Eric Nichols), 11:27 PPG.

Union Club-Mike Hambley (60 minutes, 41 shots, 36 saves)

Hudson Valley-Zach Issler (60 minutes, 10 shots, 8 saves)

Shots on goal

Union Club     0-7-310
Hudson Valley 21-9-1141