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Ice Hockey

10/31/2007
Hudson Valley Hockey Wins Opener Photos Available

CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Wednesday, October 31, 2007

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Sophomore Eric Nichols (Burnt Hills/Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake High School) accumulated seven points and freshman Eric Olds (Scotia/Christian Brother's Academy) recorded a hat trick in his first collegiate game to lead the Hudson Valley Community College (1-0) ice hockey team to a 10-6 win over the Troy Eagles this evening on the campus of Hudson Valley.

After falling down 1-0 early, Hudson Valley exploded for eight goals over the first two periods. Freshman Eric Leone (Schenectady/Schenectady High School) finished with two goals and four assists and freshman Ryan Honeycutt (South Attleboro, MA/Attleboro High School) chipped in two goals. Freshman Nick Kemp (El Segundo, CA/El Segundo High School) also scored for the Vikings.

Hudson Valley will open Region III competition when it visits Broome Community College at 3 p.m. this Saturday, November 3.

Troy Eagles   1-3-2 6
Hudson Valley 4-4-210

First Period: 1.TE-Nick Schrom (Kevin O'Connell, Andy Parrott), 2:51; 2. HV-Eric Olds (Scott Walker), 3:45; 3. HV-Nick Kemp (Scott Walker), 9:30; 4. HV-Ryan Honeycutt (Eric Nichols, Nick Kemp), 15:10; 5. HV-Eric Olds (Paul Chamberlain), 18:53.

Second Period: 6. TE-Kevin O'Connell (Nick Vaughn, Nick Schrom), 5:44; 7. TE-Nick Vaughn (Kevin O'Connell), 6:47; 8. HV-Eric Nichols (Eric Leone), 9:26; 9. HV-Eric Leone (Eric Nichols), 12:36; 10. HV-Ryan Honeycutt (Eric Leone, Eric Nichols), 17:56; 11. HV-Eric Nichols (Eric Leone, Sean Caruso), 19:00; 12. TE-Kevin O'Connell (Nick Vaughn, Nick Schrom), 19:55.

Third Period: 13. TE-Jim Sheeran (unassisted), 5:28; 14. HV-Eric Olds (Eric Nichols, Eric Leone), 6:18; 15. TE-Nick Schrom (Kevin O'Connell), 7:58; 16. HV-Eric Leone (Eric Nichols), 11:51.

Goalies: Troy Eagles-Jared Balbag (20 minutes, 16 shots, 12 saves), Marcus Noll (40 minutes, 24 shots, 18 saves); Hudson Valley-Jonathan Morales (20 minutes, 6 shots, 5 saves), Kevin Bowdidge (20 minutes, 8 shots, 5 saves), Chris Pakatar (20 minutes, 10 shots, 8 saves).

Shots on Goal: Troy Eagles 6-8-1024; Hudson Valley 16-15-1041.