Jan. 26, 2013
BOSTON, Mass. -
Playing No. 10/11 Boston University for the second time in as many nights, the Providence College men's hockey team posted a 3-3 tie at Agganis Arena on Saturday night.
In a closely contested Hockey East game, both teams battled back from one goal deficits to play to their first tie in over seven years. Senior Myles Harvey (Orlando, Fla.), freshman Steven McParland (Schreiber, Ontario) and sophomore Shane Luke (Dauphin, Manitoba) scored for the Friars, while Matt Nieto and Danny O'Regan each had a goal and an assist to lead the Terrier offense. O'Regan's goal at 13:31 of the third proved to be the game-tying tally.
In net, freshman Jon Gillies (South Portland, Maine) made 28 saves for the Friars, including six in overtime, while BU's Matt O'Connor turned aside 26 of the 29 shots he faced. Providence (10-10-4, 8-6-3 HEA) went 1-for-5 with the man advantage, while Boston University (13-9-1, 10-6-1 HEA) went 1-for-4 on the power play.
The Terriers took a 1-0 lead at 17:34 of the first period when Ben Rosen scored his third goal of the year off a rebound in front. Matt Lane and Sam Kurker assisted on the play. Just over a minute later, while on the power play, Harvey's shot from the point found its way through traffic and past O'Connor for his first goal of the season. Juniors Derek Army (North Kingstown, R.I.) and Steven Shamanski (Carberry, Manitoba) assisted on the goal at 18:48.
At 4:27 of the second period as time expired on a Boston University power play, McParland created a turnover and then converted down low for his third goal of the year, which was unassisted. Boston University tied it at 2-2 when Nieto scored on a wrist shot from the bottom of the circles while the Terriers were skating with a 5-on-3 advantage. Matt Grzelcyk and O'Regan assisted on the goal at 13:58.
The Friars took back the lead, 3-2, at the 00:39 mark of the third period when Luke let a wrist shot fly from the bottom of the far circle that beat O'Connor high. Shamanski earned his second assist of the night on the play, while sophomore Ross Mauermann (Janesville, Wis.) notched his ninth assist of the year on the play. But at the 13:21 mark, O'Regan jammed in the game-tying goal, which was allowed following a video review.
With time winding down in overtime, Army found himself alone in front but his wrist shot went high. Following the rebound off the back boards, BU broke quickly through the neutral zone and Nieto had a chance with time expiring, but Gillies made one of his six overtime saves to end it.
The Friars are back in action next Friday night, Feb 1 at Alfond Arena as they close out their regular season series with Maine. Puck drop is slated for 7:00 p.m.
The Friars and Terriers played to a tie for the first time tying 2-2 at Schneider Arena on Nov. 18, 2005 ... With the tie, the Friars snapped a six-game losing streak at Agganis Arena ... Ross Mauermann has 10 points (4-6-10) in his last nine games ... Myles Harvey became the 18th Friar to score a goal this season and his power play tally in the first period was the eighth goal of his career ... Shane Luke has two goals (and three points) in his last three games ... The Friars are now 9-2-3 when scoring three or more goals and 1-2-4 in overtime games this season.