#13 PC Women’s Hockey Rallies To Tie #14 UConn Friday

Providence College Press Release

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The No.13 Providence College women’s hockey team skated to a 2-2 tie against No. 14 UConn, on Friday, Jan. 20 at Schneider Arena. UConn earned the extra point with the shootout victory.

Providence – 2 | UConn – 2 (UConn wins shootout, 1-0)

Providence – 17-8-3 (12-6-3 HEAW) | UConn – 16-8-3 (10-7-3 HEAW)

Schneider Arena | Providence, R.I.

-Both teams skated through first period scoreless.

-UConn’s Camryn Wong scored at the 12:40 mark of the second period on a breakaway.

-The Huskies lead 1-0 heading into the second intermission.

-Riley Grimley netted the Huskies’ second goal, 2-0, at the 4:20 mark of third period with help from Kate Thurman and Christina Walker.

Sara Hjalmarsson (Bankeryd, Sweden) recorded the Friars first goal of the night 11:20 into the third. Noemi Neubauerova (Prague, Czech Republic) and Lauren DeBlois (Lewiston, Maine) were each credited with an assist.

-Two minutes later Reichen Kirchmair (Oakville, Ontario) scored off a pass from Lindsay Bochna (Toronto, Ontario), to tie the game 2-2.

-Both teams skated through overtime scoreless.

-UConn earned the extra Hockey East point for winning the shootout, 1-0.

Sandra Abstreiter (Freising, Germany) finished the night with 24 saves.

Providence –
Shots: 43
Face-offs: 34/31
Power plays: 0/1
Penalty Kill: 2/2

UConn –
Shots: 26
Face-offs: 31/34
Power plays: 0/2
Penalty Kill: 1/1

Shots: Hjalmarsson (10)
Goals: Hjalmarsson, Kirchmair (1)
Assists: Neubauerova, DeBlois, Bochna (1)
Points: Hjalmarsson, Kirchmair, Neubauerova, DeBlois, Bochna (1)

The Friars will travel to the University of New Hampshire for a 6:00 p.m. puck drop on Friday, Jan. 27. Providence will then travel to Orono, Maine to play the University of Maine on Saturday, Jan. 28 at 6:00 p.m.

For more updates on the Providence women’s hockey program, follow the team on Twitter and Instagram @PCWHockey.

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