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Ice Hockey

02/04/2004
Hudson Valley Skates Past Broome

CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Wednesday, February 4, 2004

The Hudson Valley Community College (7-8-1/3-7-1 Region III) ice hockey team earned its first shutout in more than three years with an 8-0 win over Broome Community College (1-13/0-10 Region III) earlier tonight in Troy. The Vikings last shutout an opponent on December 9, 2000 against County College of Morris.

Freshman forward Cory Wheeler (Ghent/Christian Brothers Academy) recorded the first hat trick of his collegiate career to lead the Vikings. Two of his goals came in an 18 second span, early in the second period, to give the Vikings a 5-0 lead.

Freshman defenseman Jeff Weaver (Abington, PA/Uppermoreland High School) netted two goals for Hudson Valley. Freshman forwards Aaron Coopersmith (Souderton, PA/Souderton Area High School), Stephen Barrett (Claverack/Hudson High School) and Kenny Holvig (New City/Clarkstown South High School) added one goal apiece.

Freshman forward Joe Jeram (Latham/Shaker High School) had a career-high four assists.

Freshman goaltender Bryan McDonald (Ballston Lake/Shenendehowa high School) stopped 11 shots to pick up his first collegiate shutout.

Period                 1  2  3 – F 
Broome                 0  0  0 – 0 
Hudson Valley          2  5  1 – 8 

First Period: 1. Hudson Valley – Aaron Coopersmith (Ian Henderson, Jason Faas), 9:13; 2. Hudson Valley – Stephen Barrett (Joe Jeram, Kyle Eckert), 14:04.

Second Period: 3. Hudson Valley – Kenny Holvig (Kyle Eckert, Travis Larson), 0:39; 4. Hudson Valley – Cory Wheeler (Stephen Barrett, Joe Jeram), 2:23; 5. Hudson Valley – Cory Wheeler (Joe Jeram, Stephen Barrett), 2:41; 6. Hudson Valley – Jeff Weaver (Jason Faas, Aaron Coopersmith), 16:21; 7. Hudson Valley – Cory Wheeler (Joe Jeram), 17:32.

Third Period: 8. Hudson Valley – Jeff Weaver (unassisted), 1:20.

Shots on goal: Broome 5-4-211; Hudson Valley 15-23-2563.

Goalies: Broome – Mike Rossa (38 shots, 31 saves), Justin Summerfield (25 shots, 24 saves); Hudson Valley – Bryan McDonald (11 shots, 11 saves).