#9 PC Men’s Hockey Rolls Vermont

Senior goaltender Austin Roden stopped all 20 shots he faced for his third career NCAA shutout as the No. 9 Providence College men’s hockey team blanked Vermont, 4-0, on Friday night at Schneider Arena. Providence extends its unbeaten streak to seven games (4-0-3) and remains unbeaten in eight Hockey East contests (5-0-3).

RECORDS
No. 9 Providence (7-2-3, 5-0-3 HEA) | Vermont (4-7-1, 2-7-0 HEA)

SCORE
No. 9 Providence – 4 | Vermont – 0

VENUE
Schneider Arena – Providence, R.I.

GOALIES
Austin Roden (PC) – 20 saves, 0 goals against
Gabe Carriere (UVM) – 24 saves, 4 goals against

NOTES
– Austin Roden earned his first start as a Friar on Friday and he began the game turning away all 10 shots he faced in the opening period.
– Brett Berard broke the ice at 10:01 of the first period as he finished off his own rebound off a strong net-drive for his fifth goal in the last five games. Taige Harding earned the assist on the play.
– Providence extended the lead to 2-0 on Chase Yoder’s fourth of the season after he finished off a rebound from a Bennett Schimek shot.
– Jaroslav Chmelar beat Carriere top on an odd-man rush just three minutes later to extend the Providence lead to 3-0. Sophomore Garrett Sundquist earned his first NCAA point with an assist on the play.
– Riley Duran was assessed a five-minute major and game misconduct at 13:09 of the second period but the Friar penalty kill was up to the task and killed off the entire major.
– The Friars controlled the play in the third period, outshooting the Catamounts by a 11-3 margin.
– Parker Ford gave Providence some insurance with his fourth goal of the season to make it a 4-0 game at 8:51 with a tap-in goal off a centering feed from Brett Berard.
– Providence has won six-consecutive games and are unbeaten in the last 10 games against Vermont (7-0-3).

PC GAME HIGHS
Goals: Brett Berard, Yoder, Chmelar, Ford (1)
Assists: Brett Berard, Harding, Ford, Poisson, Bennett Schimek, Sundquist (1)
Points: Brett Berard, Ford (2)
Shots: Brett Berard (4)

POWER PLAYS
Providence – 0/2
Vermont – 0/3

SHOTS
Providence – 28
Vermont – 20

UP NEXT
The Friars will host the University of Vermont on Saturday (Nov. 19) to conclude the weekend series. The teams will faceoff once more on Feb. 5 up in Burlington, Vt.

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