Ice Hockey

Vikings Hockey Completes Huge Third Period Rally to Defeat RPI Club

CONTACT: R. Sean Coffey, (518) 629-7898,
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Saturday, Jan. 30, 2010

The Hudson Valley Community College hockey team defeated the RPI Club team, 7-3, on Saturday, Jan. 30.

Scoring was back-and-forth between the two teams within the first two periods. The Engineers got on the board first in the contest and the Vikings answered before the end of the first period with a goal by David Gordon (St. Mary's, Lynnfield, MA). In the second, RPI scored another goal to take the lead but was answered by Gordon's second goal of the night. The third period started out much the same as the previous two with RPI taking a one goal lead with 18:40 left. Gordon got in on Hudson Valley's equalizer again, this time as an assist man as he set up Jim Sheeran (Hoosic Valley, Schaghticoke). Tied 3-3, the Vikings took over and scored four unanswered goals, including Gordon's third, making the final score 7-3.

Other goals were scored by Austin Reider (Rocky Mount, Fort Collins CO), James Collins (Saratoga Springs, Middle Grove) and Brendan Costin (Lynnfield, Lynnfield, MA).