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Ice Hockey

02/04/2006
Hudson Valley Hockey Loses to Monroe

CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Saturday, February 04, 2006

The Hudson Valley Community College (9-9-2) ice hockey team surrendered three unanswered goals over the final two periods in a 4-2 loss to Monroe Community College (12-5-1) earlier today in Troy.

After falling behind 1-0 early in the first period, Hudson Valley responded with a pair of goals by freshman Kevin O’Connell (Schenectady/Colonie High School). His second goal gave Hudson Valley a 2-1 lead with 19 seconds remaining in the first period.

Monroe then tied the game by sophomore Pat Kieffer (Fairport) with 15:16 remaining in the second period.

Monroe put the game away during a 22 second span in the third period. Sophomore Craig Willis scored the game-winning goal with 11:11 remaining in the game and freshman Brandon Dries (Hamlin) added an insurance goal with 10:49 left in the game.

Sophomore goaltender Andrew Choma (Rochester) stopped 26 shots in the net to pick up the win for Monroe.

Monroe        1-1-2—4
Hudson Valley 2-0-0—2

Scoring
Monroe: Alan Liwush 0-1, Dan Carey 0-3, Pat Kieffer 1-0, Jake Wiemer 1-1, Josh Soechtig 0-1, Craig Willis 1-1, Brandon Dries 1-1

Hudson Valley: Kevin O’Connell 2-0, Matt Wyld 0-1, Mike Devoid 0-1, Mark Smetanka 0-1.

Shots on goal: Monroe 6-16-13—35; Hudson Valley 10-4-14—28.

Goalies: Monroe – Andrew Choma (60 minute, 28 shots, 26 saves); Hudson Valley – Devon Lent (60 minutes, 35 shots, 31 saves).