#19 PC Hockey Takes Down Maine Friday

Providence College Press Release

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The No. 19 Providence College men’s hockey team held Maine to just 13 shots on goal en route to a 4-2 win over the Black Bears on Friday night (Feb. 25) at Schneider Arena.

SCOREProvidence – 4 | Maine – 2 RECORDSProvidence – 20-13-2 (11-11-1 HEA) | Maine – 6-19-4 (4-15-2 HEA)VENUESchneider Arena – Providence, R.I.GOALIESJaxson Stauber (PC) – 11 saves; 2 GAVictor Ostman (ME) – 39 saves; 4 GANOTES

– The spent the majority of the opening 10 minutes on the power play as Maine’s Donavan Houle and Grant Hebert for both given five-minute majors and game misconducts for hits to the head at 3:22 and 8:47 respectively.

– Maine managed to kill the first major off but Brett Berard struck late in the second major with his 15th tally of the season to put Providence up 1-0.

– Riley Duran added to the scoring with his ninth goal of the year at 17:11 of the first period. Max Crozier earned the primary assists on the first two goals for the Friars.

– Providence continued to throw pucks on goal in the second period, taking a 34-8 advantage through two periods.

– Parker Ford extended the lead to 3-0 with his 13th goal of the season at 15:16.

– The Black Bears got on the board with 1:42 left in the second period on a goal by Keenan Suthers.

– With Davis Bunz serving a holding penalty at 12:40, Chase Yoder extended the Providence lead to 4-1 with a shorthanded goal. It was Yoder’s fifth goal of the season and Matt Koopman earned the assist on the play.

– Matthew Fawcett brought Maine back within two on the power play with 2:25 remaining.

– Providence hit the 20-win mark in a season for the seventh time under Nate Leaman.

– The Friars improved to 16-0-0 when scoring three or more goals this season.

– Jaxson Stauber recorded his fourth assist of the season on Berard’s opening goal.

PC GAME HIGHSGoals: Berard, Duran, Ford, Yoder (1)Assists: Crozier (2)Points: Berard, Crozier (2)Shots: Duran (5)POWER PLAYSProvidence – 1/4Maine – 1/4SHOTSProvidence – 43Maine – 13UP NEXTProvidence will host the Black Bears in the series finale on Saturday afternoon beginning at 4 p.m.

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