PC Upsets 11th Ranked UMass

Providence
College Men's Hockey Knocks Off No. 11 UMass Lowell, 1-0

 

Alex
Beaudry records a shutout with 29 saves.

 

PROVIDENCE, R.I.
The
Providence College men's hockey team (10-11-2, 8-7-1 HE) defeated
 No. 11 UMass Lowell River Hawks (14-7-0, 9-6-0 HE), by a score of
1-0 Tuesday night at Schneider Arena. Senior goaltender Alex Beaudry
(Cumberland, Ont.) recorded his second shutout of the season in the
victory.  It marked Providence's first win over UMass Lowell since
November 24, 2009.

 

Freshman
Shane Luke (Dauphin, Man.) scored the lone goal of the game off the rush to give
the Friars a 1-0 lead at 5:25 of the first period. Luke's goal, his second in
three games, was assisted by freshman Stefan Demopoulos (La Mesa, Calif.) and
senior Daniel New (White Plains, N.Y.).

 

One goal
proved to be enough for the Friars to clinch the victory thanks in part to the
strong penalty killing throughout the game, led by Beaudry. The Friars
killed-off all four penalties including three minutes of a five-minute major in
the second period.

 

The
River Hawks outshot Providence, 29-21, in the game after being outshot 13-7 in
the first period. UMass Lowell goaltender Doug Carr played a strong game in goal
making 20 saves, including a point-blank stop in the third period on junior
Billy Simon (Burnsville, Minn.). Beaudry stopped all 29 shots he faced
registering his third career shutout and his first since a 3-0 win over
Alabama-Huntsville on November 11, 2011.   The win also marked PC's
first 1-0 result since November 10, 2007 when Tyler Sims and the Friars blanked
Maine.

 

The
Friars play their next game on the road against No. 5 Merrimack at 4:00 on
Sunday, January 29 at Lawler Arena. UMass Lowell faces UMass on Friday, January
27 at 7:00.

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