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Ice Hockey

01/13/2007
Hudson Valley Ice Hockey Defeats Boston Blackhawks

CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Saturday, January 13, 2007

The Hudson Valley Community College (6-13) ice hockey team rallied from two goals down to defeat the Boston Junior Blackhawks Elite Team, 6-3, this afternoon in Troy. Hudson Valley has won two straight games and three out of four games since the semester break.

Sophomore forward Kevin O’Connell (Colonie/Colonie High School) scored three goals and assisted on another to lead Hudson Valley. Sophomore Drew Reynolds (Troy/LaSalle Institute) added two goals and two assists. Freshman Mike Leary (Somers Point, NJ/Mainland Regional High School) also scored for the Vikings.

Sophomore goaltender Mike Rockwell (Niskayuna/Niskayuna High School) entered the game after the first intermission and stopped 21 of the 22 shots he faced to earn the win in net.

Boston Blackhawks 2 0 1 — 3
Hudson Valley     2 3 1 – 6

Scoring

First Period: 1. Boston – Jordan Brown (Alex Piekos), 4:48; 2. Boston – Alex Piekos (Andrew Jones), 5:14; 3. Hudson Valley – Kevin O’Connell (Dane Anderson, Andrew Goyer), 5:14; 4. Hudson Valley – Kevin O’Connell (Drew Reynolds), 13:03 SHG.

Second Period: 5. Hudson Valley – Drew Reynolds (Brett Holmes), 3:30; 6. Hudson Valley – Kevin O’Connell (Drew Reynolds, Ben Norris), 16:17 PPG; 7. Hudson Valley – Mike Leary (Kevin O’Connell, Brian Pekala), 18:22;

Third Period: 8. Boston – Richie Bebo (Unassisted), 11:11; 9. Hudson Valley – Drew Reynolds (unassisted), 19:23 ENG SHG.

Goalies
Boston – Anthony Lapolla (59 minutes, 18 shots, 13 saves); Hudson Valley – Dan Silver (20 minutes, 9 shots, 7 saves), Mike Rockwell (40 minutes, 22 shots, 21 saves).

Shots on goals
Boston 9-7-15—31
Hudson Valley 6-9-4—19