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Ice Hockey

11/01/2003
Hudson Valley Hockey Drops Conference Opener to Canton

CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Saturday, November 1, 2003

The SUNY Canton (2-2/2-0 Region III) ice hockey team scored a goal in each of the first two periods and held on for a 2-1 win over Hudson Valley Community College (1-1/0-1 Region III) earlier today in Troy.

With the help of a two-man advantage, sophomore Jon Sparks (Canton) gave the Northstars a 1-0 lead midway through the opening period. Canton stretched its lead to 2-0 on a goal from freshman Matt Kargus (Pembroke, Ontario), 1:17 into the second period.

Freshman Andrew Usas (Saratoga Springs/Winchendon, MA School) cut Hudson Valley's deficit to one with a power-play goal from just inside the blue line.

The Vikings applied a lot of pressure in the third period, outshooting Canton 10-6 in the period, but were unable to find the back of the net over the final 18 minutes.

Freshman goalie Bryan McDonald (Ballston Lake/Shenendehowa High School) made 32 saves in net for Hudson Valley.

The Vikings will travel to Broome Community College on Friday, November 7. The game begins at 7 p.m.

Scoring                      1  2  3 – F 
Canton                       1  1  0 – 2 
Hudson Valley                0  0  1 – 1 

First Period: 1. Canton – Jon Parks (Troy Sinfield, Matt Kargus), 11:24.

Second Period: 2. Canton – Matt Kargus (Troy Sinfield), 1:17.

Third Period: 3. Hudson Valley – Andrew Usas (Joe Jeram, Jason Faas), 1:55.

Shots on Goal: Canton 17-11-6 – 34. Hudson Valley 12-9-10 – 31.

Saves: Canton – 30 (Andy Sutherland 31 shots, 30 saves). Hudson Valley – 32 (Bryan McDonald 34 shots, 32 saves).