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Ice Hockey

01/22/2005
Hudson Valley Ice Hockey Ties Monroe Photo Available

CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Saturday, January 22, 2005

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The Hudson Valley Community College (8-5-1/4-5-1 Region III) ice hockey team rallied from a three-goal deficit to earn a 4-4 tie with Monroe Community College (11-5-2/7-1-1 Region III) earlier today in Troy.

Hudson Valley trailed, 4-1, midway through the second period when sophomore Aaron Coopersmith (Souderton, PA/Souderton Area High School) scored on consecutive shifts to cut the Vikings deficit to 4-3 with 14:06 remaining in the period. Freshman Rick Stroup (Troy/Troy High School) assisted on both goals.

The Vikings then tied the game with 2:11 remaining in the second period on an unassisted goal by freshman Chris Gramlich (Philadelphia, PA/Bishop McDevitt High School).

Freshman defenseman Drew Luther (Albany/Guilderland High School) opened the scoring for Hudson Valley in the first period.

Ryan Gaiek (Rochester) and Steve LeDuc (Rochester) each scored two goals for Monroe.

Monroe        3 1 0 0 - 4
Hudson Valley 1 3 0 0 - 4

First Period: 1. Hudson Valley – Drew Luther (Aaron Coopersmith, Mike Van Baaren), 8:06; 2. Monroe – Ryan Gaiek (Matt Popen, Steve LeDuc), 9:43; 3. Monroe – Steve LeDuc (Ryan Gaiek, Matt Popen), 10:08; 4. Monroe – Ryan Gaiek (Steve LeDuc), 19:12.

Second Period: 5. Monroe - Steve LeDuc (unassisted), 5:07; 6. Hudson Valley – Aaron Coopersmith (Rick Stroup), 12:47; 7. Hudson Valley – Aaron Coopersmith (Rick Stroup), 14:06; 8. Hudson Valley – Chris Gramlich (unassisted), 17:49.

Shots on goal: Monroe 14-8-5-229. Hudson Valley 10-14-8-234.

Goalies: Monroe – Tim Norris (34 shots, 30 saves); Hudson Valley – Bryan McDonald (29 shots, 25 saves).