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Ice Hockey

01/17/2007
Hudson Valley Hockey Falls to North Country

CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Wednesday, January 17, 2007

The Hudson Valley Community College (6-14) ice hockey team rallied from three goals down but fell just short in a 7-5 loss to North Country Community College (10-7-1) today in Troy.

Hudson Valley trailed 4-1 at the end of the first period as the Saints scored three goals in a 40-second span, the last of which came at 16:51.

The Vikings then trailed, 5-2, at 7:08 of the second period before rattling off three straight goals to tie the game 38 second into the third period. However, Colin Port's (Cranbrook, B.C.) second goal of the night was the game-winner on the power play two minutes later. North Country would add an empty net goal.

Five players scored for Hudson Valley. Drew Reynolds (Troy/LaSalle Institute) had a goal and two assists. Mike Leary (Somers Point, NJ/Mainland Regional High School) and Sean Caruso (Waterford/LaSalle Institute) each had a goal and an assist. Matt Wyld (East Greenbush/Columbia High School) and Mike Desormeaux (Burnt Hills/Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake High School) also scored.

Craig Reyell (Plattsburgh) recorded three goals for North Country.

North Country 4-1-27
Hudson Valley 1-3-15

First Period: 1. North Country-Craig Reyell (Mike Dube), 0:57; 2. Hudson Valley – Matt Wyld (Tom Phibbs), 6:41; 3. North Country-Matt Becker (Matt Whitcomb, brent Caldwell), 16:11 PPG; 4. North Country-Craig Reyell (Mike Dube, Lee Zirk), 16:32; 5. North Country – Mike Dube (Craig Reyell, Tanner Santo), 16:51.

Second Period: 6. Hudson Valley-Mike Desormeaux (Drew Reynolds, Sean Caruso), 1:55; 7. North Country-Colin Port (Brent Caldwell), 7:08 PPG; 8. Hudson Valley – Sean Caruso (Kevin O'Connell), 9:35 PPG; 9. Hudson Valley – Mike Leary (Drew Reynolds, Adam Shambo), 13:37 PPG.

Third Period: 10. Hudson Valley – Drew Reynolds (Kevin O'Connell, Mike Leary), 0:38 PPG; 11. North Country – Colin Port (Matt Becker, Brent Caldwell), 2:39 PPG; 12. North Country – Craig Reyell (Albert Kavanaugh), 19:35 ENG.

Goalies
North Country-Chris Polino (60 minutes, 28 shots, 23 saves); Hudson Valley – Dan Silver (17 minutes, 15 shots, 11 saves), Mike Rockwell (43 minutes, 19 shots, 17 saves).

Shots on goal
North Country 16-6-1335, Hudson Valley 3-13-1228