Friday, July 25, 2008

Western beats HV in hockey

BINGHAMTON — Three Western goals the third period led to a 4-2 victory over Hudson Valley here at Broome Community College.

Zac Hiller, of Suffern, gave Hudson Valley a 1-0 lead against Western here at Broome Community College; and Chester's Connor Leen just made it a 2-1 Valley advantage.

Hiller (seen here in a Journal News file photo) scored his goal from inside the right circle came 6 minutes, 12 seconds into the second period. It was just Hudson Valley's third shot on goal.

But with 4:48 left in the second, Western's Stu Wilson tied the game with a goal before Leen took a pass from Highland resident Chris Cerbino and scored the goal with 1:52 remaining that put Hudson Valley ahead again.

Hudson Valley and Western skated to a scoreless tie after the first 20 minutes of play.

Hudson Valley was called for seven penalties in the stanza, compared to one for Western. As a result, Hudson Valley was outshot, 18-1, in the opening period.

Coming off a breakaway, North Rockland HS's Sean O'Connor came up with Hudson Valley's first official shot on goal with 4:12 to play before the break. By then, Western had amassed 12 shots.

From there, though, Western scored thrice in the final period to win.

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