PC Men’s Hockey Edged By UConn Friday
Providence College Press Release
HARTFORD, Conn. – Ryan Tverberg scored with 4:17 remaining in regulation to break a 1-1 tie and lead UConn to a 2-1 win over the No. 17 Providence College men’s hockey team on Friday night at the XL Center.
SCORE No. 17 Providence – 1 | UConn – 2 RECORDS Providence – 17-11-2, 8-9-1 HEA | UConn – 13-11-0, 9-6-0 HEA VENUE XL Center – Hartford, Conn. GOALIES Jaxson Stauber (PC) – 26 saves Darion Hanson (UC) – 20 saves
NOTES – The first 20 minutes ended scoreless but physical play dominated the period. Providence held a 9-6 advantage in shots.
– Max Crozier broke the ice 47 seconds into the second period and converted on the Friars’ brief power play opportunity for his sixth goal of the season. Nick Poisson chipped a puck to Parker Ford who fed Crozier for a one-timer from the top of the left circle.
– The Providence lead was short-lived as John Spetz’s point shot beat Stauber through a screen just 1:11 later.
– The teams combined for seven penalties in the second period as the Friars successfully killed off two separate 5-on-3 chances for the Huskies.
– UConn appeared to take a lead with a shorthanded goal from Jachym Kondelik, but the goal was waived off due to goaltender interference after a Providence coaches challenge.
– The teams traded chances in the third period, but it was UConn’s Ryan Tverberg who netted the game-winning goal at 15:43.
– Stauber was pulled for the extra attacker but the Friars couldn’t find the equalizer as the buzzer sounded.
– The Friars lost for the first time at the XL Center against the Huskies (4-1-2).
– With an assist, Poisson joins Brett Berard in the 30-point club this season (8-22-30).
PC GAME HIGHS Goals: Crozier (1) Assists: Ford, Poisson (1) Points: Crozier, Ford, Poisson (1) Shots: Crozier, Ford, Needham (3) POWER PLAYS Providence – 1/4 UConn – 0/6 SHOTS Providence – 21 UConn – 28 UP NEXT The Friars return to action Saturday night (Feb. 5) as they play host to Vermont at Schneider Arena beginning at 7 p.m.
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