Jan. 15, 2012
BURLINGTON, Vt. -- -
The Providence College men's hockey team defeated the University of Vermont, 5-2, Sunday afternoon in a Hockey East game played at the Gutterson Fieldhouse in Burlington, Vt. Sophomore Derek Army (North Kingstown, R.I.) and freshman Ross Mauermann (Janesville, Wis.) each scored twice to lead the way for the Friars who earned their first win of 2012. It also marked Providence's first win at Vermont since December 1, 2007.
Vermont (5-16-1, 2-12-1 Hockey East) used the power play to take a 1-0 lead as H.T. Lenz re-directed a shot from Michael Paliotta at 3:11 of the second period. Providence (9-9-2, 7-5-1 Hockey East) capitalized on its first power play chance of the night at 4:43 to even the score at 1-1. Mauermann pounced on a loose puck in front to score his seventh goal of the season. Freshman Drew Brown (Grass Lake, Mich.) and senior Matt Bergland (Faribault, Minn.) assisted on the goal. With 1:39 remaining in the second, the Friars took a 2-1 lead on a goal by Army. Army deflected a pass from senior Daniel New (White Plains, N.Y.) to collect his seventh goal of the season. Red-shirt freshman Damian Cross (Nepean, Ont.) also assisted on the goal.
Just 10 seconds into the third period, the Friars extended their lead to 3-1. Army won a faceoff at the right circle back to senior Andy Balysky (Randolph, N.J.), who ripped a wrist shot over the shoulder of UVM goalie Rob Madore. It marked Balysky's fifth goal of the season. The Catamounts pulled to within 3-2 when Colin Markison scored at 12:16. However, the Friars regained their two-goal edge (4-2) at 13:26 on Army's second goal of the night and eighth of the season. Army ripped a slap shot from the blue line that eluded Madore. Balysky assisted on the goal
The Friars were able to hold off the Catamounts in the last four minutes as they had several power-play chances. Mauermann sealed the win at 19:49 with an empty-net goal for his second goal of the game and eighth of the season.
Friar goalie Alex Beaudry (Cumberland, Ont.) finished with 28 saves and Madore stopped 12.
The Friars are back in action at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, January 20 when they play at No. 6 Boston University.