Engelbert Lifts PC Over UNH In OT In Hockey East Opening Round Game

Providence College Press Release

PROVIDENCE, R.I. –  Senior Jamie Engelbert scored 1:41 into the first overtime period as the No. 7 seed Providence College men’s hockey team advanced to the Hockey East Quarterfinals with a 2-1 victory over No. 10 seed New Hampshire on Wednesday night (March 8) at Schneider Arena. 


RECORDSNo. 7 seed Providence (15-13-7, 9-9-6 HEA) | No. 10 seed New Hampshire (11-21-3, 6-15-3 HEA)

SCOREProvidence – 2 | New Hampshire – 1 – OTVENUESchneider Arena – Providence, R.I. – Hockey East Opening RoundGOALIES 

Philip Svedebäck (PC) – 22 saves, 1 goal against 

David Fessenden (UNH) – 28 saves, 2 goals againstNOTES– A good pace to begin the game as both teams generated some quality offensive chances in the opening minutes of the contest. 

– The Friars scored the period’s lone goal as Craig Needham finished off Max Crozier’s rebound off a faceoff win to put Providence up 1-0. It was Needham’s fifth goal of the season and third against the Wildcats in four games. 

– UNH responded early in the second period to tie the game at 1-1 on Conor Lovett’s goal at the 3:09 mark. 

– Providence controlled play throughout the third period and into overtime. The Friars attempted 75 shots with 31 being blocked. 

– Just 1:41 into the overtime period, Patrick Moynihan gained the UNH blue line and fired a shot towards the net that Engelbert re-directed for his fifth goal of the season. 

– Engelbert tallied his first game-winning goal of the season and the fifth overall in his career. 

– Needham has three goals and one assist in four games against New Hampshire this season. 

– Philip Svedebäck stopped 22-of-23 shots faced for his 13th win of the year. 

– Providence finishes at 2-1-1 against the Wildcats in 2022-23. 

– The Friars appeared in their NCAA-high 13th overtime this season and improved to 4-2-7 in the extra sessions. All four wins were against Hockey East opponents. 

– Saturday marks the first quarterfinal meeting between Providence and Northeastern since 1994, which was the only time the Friars have played Hockey East Tournament games at Matthews Arena. 

– Overall, the Friars are 4-2 all-time in postseason play against Northeastern and 2-2 in the quarterfinal round. The teams last playoff meeting was at TD Garden in the 2018 Hockey East Semifinals where the Friars advanced to the title game with a 3-2 overtime win. 

– This season, Providence is 1-0-1 against the Huskies, earning a 2-1 win at Matthews Arena on Oct. 15 and a 3-3 tie at Schneider Arena on Feb. 10. 

– Nate Leaman has now appeared in the quarterfinal round in all 12 seasons as head coach at Providence. 

– The Friars improve to 44-53-1 overall in Hockey East Tournament games and 4-0 all-time in the Hockey East Opening Round. 

PC GAME HIGHSGoals: Needham, Engelbert (1)Assists: Crozier, Needham, Moynihan (1)Points: Needham (2)

Shots: Crozier (7)

POWER PLAYSProvidence – 0/1New Hampshire – 0/2SHOTSProvidence – 30New Hampshire – 23 



The Friars will visit the No. 3 seed Northeastern Huskies on Saturday night (March 11) at Matthews Arena in the Hockey East Quarterfinals. 

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