Men's Hockey Falls to Boston University

Feb. 20, 1998

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The fourth-ranked Boston University Terriers defeated the Providence College Friars, 5-1, in HOCKEY EAST action on Friday, Feb. 20 at PC's Schneider Arena.

In a closely played first period, the Terriers tallied the only goal of the opening stanza when Albie O'Connell one-timed a shot from five feet in front of the net past PC netminder Mark Kane at 8:07.

BU's Nick Gillis notched the Terriers' second tally as he poked in a rebound at 15:08 of the second period. The Terriers increased their lead to 3-0 as Bobby Hanson slid a low shot under Kane at the 15:34 mark of the second.

The Friars got on the scoreboard 45 seconds into the third period when Mike Omicioli took a pass from Mike Farrell and one-timed a shot past BU goaltender Michel Larocque on a power play. The Terriers got the final two goals of the game from Chris Drury at 15:05 and Mike Sylvia at 16:45.

With the win the Terriers raised their record to 22-5-2 overall and 13-4-2 in HOCKEY EAST while Providence fell to 13-14-3 overall and 7-11-2 in league play.

Providence College will return to action on Saturday, Feb. 21 at Boston University at 7:00 p.m.

Friday, February 20, 1998
Schneider Arena, Providence, R.I.

Boston University (22-5-2)   1   2   2   -- 5    10-20   0-6
Providence College (13-14-3) 0   0   1   -- 1    12-24   1-4

Per  Time Team   Goal Scorer  (Assists)
1    8:07   BU   Albie O'Connell (Mike Sylvia, Russ Bartlett)
2   15:08   BU   Nick Gillis 5 (Chris Drury, Tommi Degerman)
2   15:34   BU   Bobby Hanson 3 (Peter Donatelli, Colin Sheen)
3     :45   PC   Mike Omicioli 8 (Mike Farrell, Boyd Ballard) PP
3   15:05   BU   Chris Drury 21 (Nick Gillis, Tom Poti)
3   16:45   BU   Mike Sylvia 16 (Albie O'Connell) ENG      

Michel Larocque (BU)   7   8   6   --21   (60:00)
Mark Kane (PC)         5   7   x   --12   (40:00)
Boyd Ballard (PC)      x   x   9   -- 9   (19:38)
Attendance: 3,030 (Schneider Arena)



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