Barnett OT Goal Lifts #9 PC Women’s Hockey Over Maine, Friars Advance To Hockey East Championship

(Photo courtesy: Stew Milne)

Providence College Press Release

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The No. 3 seeded Providence College women’s hockey team defeated the no. 4 seeded University of Maine in the Hockey East Semifinal game on March 3 at Schneider Arena, 1-0, with an overtime goal by Hunter Barnett. This is Providence’s first Hockey East Semifinal victory since 2012.

No. 9 Providence – 1 | Maine – 0 – OT

No. 10 Providence – 12-6-1 (10-6-1 HEAW) | Maine – 8-9-1 (7-8-1 HEAW)

Schneider Arena – Providence, R.I.

-Both teams skated through the entire 60 minutes of regulation scoreless.
-The Black Bears outshot the Friars by a 31–22 margin over the first three periods.
Hunter Barnett (Caledon, Ontario) scored the game-winning goal in overtime for the Friars, 2:10 into extra time. Giana Savastano (Mapleville, R.I.) tipped the puck to Barnett who put it past Porter. Claire Tyo (Massena, N.Y.) earned the secondary assist on the goal.
Sandra Abstreiter (Freising, Germany) stopped all 33 shots faced in net tonight.

Sandra Abstreiter (Providence) – 33 saves, 0 goal against
Loryn Porter (Maine) – 22 saves, 1 goal against

Providence –
Shots: 23
Face-offs: 23-34
Power plays: 0-1
Penalty kill: 1-0

Maine  –
Shots: 33
Face-offs: 34-23
Power plays: – 0-1
Penalty kill: 1-0

The Friars are back in action this Saturday for the Hockey East Championship Game against Northeastern. The game will be played on Matthews Arena in Boston, Mass. Puck drop is scheduled for 7 pm.

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


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