Hudson Valley Hockey Wins Opener
CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Saturday, October 25, 2003
The Hudson Valley Community College (1-0) ice hockey team got its season off to a good start with a 7-1 win over Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts earlier tonight in the Conway Ice Arena.
The Hudson Valley freshmen made an immediate impact. Forward Joe Jeram (Latham/Shaker High School) netted two goals. Defenseman Devin Krichbaum (Pattersonville/Sault Area, MI High School) scored a goal and assisted on two others. Forwards Aaron Coopersmith (Souderton, PA/Souderton Area High School) and Kenny Holvig (New City/Clarkstown South High School) each had a goal and an assist.
Also scoring for Hudson Valley were sophomore forwards Jason Faas (Latham/Shaker High School) and Ben Thibert (LaFargeville/LaFargeville High School).
Freshman goaltender Bryan McDonald (Ballston Lake/Shenendehowa High School) made eight saves in 29 minutes of scoreless work. Sophomore Dave Baranowski (Valley Falls/Hoosic Valley High School) added 19 saves in 31 minutes of action.
Hudson Valley will open up Eastern Junior College Hockey League play when it hosts SUNY Canton at 1 p.m. on Saturday, November 1.
Scoring 1 2 3 – F
MCLA 0 1 0 – 1
Hudson Valley 2 2 3 – 7
First Period: 1. Hudson Valley – Ben Thibert (Joel Crouse, Devin Krichbaum), 6:01; 2. Hudson Valley – Kenny Holvig (Jason Faas), 8:31.
Second Period: 3. Hudson Valley – Joe Jeram (Devin Krichbaum), 3:47; 4. Hudson Valley – Aaron Coopersmith (Jason Faas, Mike VanBaaren), 6:07; 5. MCLA – Jeremy Pemble (Graham Darcy), 15:55.
Third Period: 6. Hudson Valley – Devin Krichbaum (Jeff Weaver), 9:56; 7. Hudson Valley - Jason Faas (Kenny Holvig, Aaron Coopersmith), 11:41; 8. Joe Jeram (Dave Baranowski), 18:46.
Shots on Goal: MCLA 6-7-15 – 28. Hudson Valley 15-16-13 – 42.
Saves: MCLA – 35 (Todd Duso 42 shots, 35 saves). Hudson Valley – 27 (Bryan McDonald 8 shots, 8 saves, Dave Baranowski 19 shots, 18 saves).