Jan. 19, 2010
BOSTON, Mass. - The Providence College men's hockey team (9-11-1, 4-9-1 Hockey East) was defeated at Northeastern (10-11-1, 6-10-1) by a score of 3-1 Tuesday night in a Hockey East at Matthews Arena.
The Huskies took a 1-0 lead at 11:18 of the first period when David Strathman ripped a shot from the top of the left circle that glanced off the left post and trickled into the net. Jake Newton and Justin Daniels assisted on the goal. The Friars evened the score with 1:12 left in the period on a delayed penalty against Northeastern. PC pulled sophomore goalie Alex Beaudry (Cumberland, Ont.) for an extra skater and junior Ian O'Connor (Londonderry, N.H.) capitalized as he netted his fourth goal of the season. Senior Mark Fayne (Sagamore Beach, Mass.) fired a wrist shot from the point that took a deflection to O'Connor who was alone in front and he tucked the puck past NU's Chris Rawlings. Freshman Alex Velischek (Kinnelon, N.J.) also assisted on the goal.
The Friars nearly took the lead at 2:07 of the second period when sophomore Matt Bergland (Faribault, Minn.) stole the puck at the NU zone and fired a wrist shot that hit the upper right post. However, the Huskies regained the lead (2-1) as they capitalized on their second power-play chance of the night at 5:30. Newton fired a shot from the point that eluded Beaudry who was screened in front. The power-play goal ended PC's streak in which it did not allow a goal on the man advantage in 18 consecutive attempts.
The Friars could not score the equalizer in the third period as Tyler McNeely tallied an empty-net goal at 19:42 to seal the victory for the Huskies. Beaudry finished with 27 saves for the Friars, while Rawlings stopped 23 shots.
The Friars are back in action on Friday, January 22 when they host No. 16 UNH at Schneider Arena. The Huskies will not play again until Friday, January 29 when they host UMass Lowell.
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