Jan. 20, 2012
BOSTON, Mass. -
The Providence College men's hockey team was defeated by No. 2/3 Boston University, 6-1, Friday night in a Hockey East game played at Agganis Arena in Boston, Mass. The Terriers scored four times in the in the first period and never looked back.
Boston University (14-6-1, 11-4-1 Hockey East) took a 1-0 lead 1:31 into the game as Sahir Gill scored from in close for his seventh goal of the season. Alex Chiasson, Ryan Santana and Adam Clendening also scored in the latter part of the period to give BU a four-goal cushion. Providence (9-10-2, 7-6-1) outshot the Terriers, 11-6, in the first 20 minutes and had two power plays, but could not convert.
The Friars pulled to within 4-1 in the second period when freshman Shane Luke (Dauphin, Man.) scored his first collegiate goal at 8:59. Luke pounced on a loose puck in front and fired several shots before notching the goal. Senior Matt Bergland (Faribault, Minn.) and freshman Drew Brown (Grass Lake, Mich.) assisted on the goal.
In the third period, the Terriers took advantage of a five-minute power play and scored twice to increase their lead to 6-1.
Senior Justin Gates (Cranston, R.I.) who came into the game in the first period, made a season-high 27 saves for the Friars. Kieran Milan had 36 stops for the Terriers, who finished with a 39-37 advantage in shots.
The two teams will complete the weekend series at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 21 at Schneider Arena.