Second Period Surge Powers #15 PC Men’s Hockey Past Clarkson
Providence College Press Release
PROVIDENCE. R.I. – Jaroslav Chmelar and Taige Harding recorded their first collegiate goals and Riley Duran added a pair of goals as the No. 15 Providence College men’s hockey downed Clarkson by a 5-2 score on Thursday night (Oct. 13) at Schneider Arena.
SCOREProvidence – 5 | Clarkson – 2VENUE Schneider Arena – Providence, R.I. GOALIES
Philip Svedebäck (PC) – 24 saves, 2 goals againstEthan Haider (CLK) – 30 saves, 4 goals against NOTES – The Friars jumped on top just 1:25 into the game on freshman Jaroslav Chmelar’s first-career NCAA goal as he slammed a rebound of a Brett Berard wrap-around past Haider. Connor Kelley also earned an assist on the play.
– Clarkson evened things up at 1-1 at 13:05 of the opening period as Tommy Pasanen slid a shot through a maze of bodies and past Svedebäck.
– Providence won 18-of-21 draws in the opening period.
– The Friars once again struck again early in a period as sophomore Taige Harding netted his first NCAA goal on a slap shot to the short side.
– Patrick Moynihan tallied his second power-play goal of the season off a one-timer from Nick Poisson to make it a 3-1 game.
– Riley Duran extended the lead to 4-1 on the power play with his second strike of the season. Cody Monds and Chmelar earned assists on the play, each notching their second point of the night.
– The Friars continued to close things down defensively until the Golden Knights tallied a goal at 18:34 of the third period with an extra attacker.
– Duran scored his second goal of the night into an empty net with 0.5 seconds remaining in regulation.
– Providence has now won three straight in the series against the Golden Knights.
– The Friars won 44-of-67 faceoffs on Thursday (.657).
PC GAME HIGHSGoals: Duran (2)Assists: Monds (3) Points: Chmelar, Duran, Monds (2) Shots: Brett Berard (7) POWER PLAYS Providence – 2/4 Clarkson – 0/2 SHOTS Providence – 35 Clarkson – 26
The Friars will open Hockey East play on the road Saturday night at No. 7/8 Northeastern. Puck drop is slated for 7:30 p.m. at Matthews Arena.