Vikings Use Hat Trick And ‘Rudy' To Top Broome
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FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Saturday, November 10, 2001
Kyle Reynolds Nets Three Goals And Four Assists; Luke Nally Scores
First Career Goal; And Hudson Valley Sweeps Past Broome, 13-1
Troy, N.Y., November 10, 2001 – Playing
at Troy's Conway Ice Arena, sophomore forward Kyle Reynolds (La Salle
Institute) had an impressive game, figuring in on seven scores. He
had at least one goal or assist in each period. First-year forward Shea
Vandervort (Northern Burlington H.S., NJ), meanwhile, netted the game-winning
goal at 10:47 in the first period, and the Vikings romped to a 13-1 victory
against Eastern Junior College Hockey League foe Broome Community College.
Hudson Valley, who won the 2000-01 junior college
national championship, is now 2-0 in EJCHL action and 2-2 overall. Broome
is 0-3 overall.
Brian Mohan (La Salle Institute), Section
II's leading scorer last year, tallied two goals for Hudson Valley. He
also had a pair of assists.
The game's most exciting moment came with about
three minutes remaining in the final period. The Vikings held a 12-1 lead,
and Hudson Valley head coach Ron Kuhl sent in 160-pound forward Luke
Nally (Burnt Hills H.S.), who earned a championship ring with the Vikings
last season as the team's manager.
"He did such a great job for us last season,"
Kuhl said. "He did all the things that keep a hockey program running. He
took care of water bottles, pucks, everything. Plus, he suited up and practiced
with us every day. So, on the way out to North Dakota for the national
championship tournament last year, I told him that if he came back this
season, I'd get him in a game. He deserved to be out on the ice."
Playing in his first collegiate contest (he also
skated several previous shifts during the Broome game), Nally fought off
a defender and set up camp near Broome's net as the Vikings held the puck
in the Hornets' zone during a five-on-five situation. If Nally has ever
considered the number 13 unlucky, he no longer should; he scored Hudson
Valley's 13th goal of the game.
Nally gathered up a rebound and poked it home, bringing
the crowd to its feet. His teammates and coaches cheered loudest of all
as the puck came to rest at back of Broome's net. They clapped Nally on
the back and exchanged high-fives with Nally and each other.
"That was unbelievable," Nally said. "I just concentrated
on the puck. I don't even know how to explain what that felt like. It's
a dream come true."
"Luke Nally is my ‘Rudy,'" said Kuhl, referring
to the 1993 movie in which an undersized athlete tries out for and makes
Notre Dame's football squad. "He did awesome. He was scrappy, and he even
got a couple checks in. I'm so proud of him, and I'm proud of the way his
teammates rallied around him."
Hudson Valley 13, Broome 1
1 0 0
Hudson Valley Community College 5
4 4 --
First Period – 1, Broome, DeAngelo (Doogue), 5:05 (pp). Hudson
Valley, Finkin (Cummings), 6:50. 3, Hudson Valley, S. Vandervort (Kennally),
10:47. 4, Hudson Valley, Reynolds (Mohan), 12:27. 5, Hudson Valley, Corrigan
(Reynolds, D. Vandervort), 13:43 (pp). 6, Reynolds (D. Vandervort), 15:53
Second Period – 7, Hudson Valley, Mohan (Reynolds), 1:17. 8,
Hudson Valley, Murphy (Sheehan, Reddon), 1:35. 9, Hudson Valley, Paye (Platka),
7:36. 10, Hudson Valley, Mohan (Kennally, Cummings) 15:07 (pp).
Third Period – 11, Hudson Valley, Cummings (Reddon, Reynolds)
2:34. 12, Hudson Valley, Reynolds (Mohan), 2:43. 13, Hudson Valley, Sheehan
(Cummings), 3:05. 14, Hudson Valley, Nally (Reynolds, S. Vandervort), 17:11.
Shots on goals – Broome 2-5-2----9. Hudson Valley 21-15-20---66.
Goalies – Broome, Deamond 16-11-16 (66 shots, 53 saves). Hudson
Valley, Vasco 1-5-0 (6 shots, 5 saves), Graziano 0-0-2 (2 shots, 2 saves).