Feb. 25, 2012
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. -
The Providence College men's hockey team was defeated at No. 2 Boston College, 7-0, Saturday afternoon in a Hockey East game played at Kelley Rink. BC scored five times in the first period and never looked back as they posted their ninth consecutive win.
Boston College (23-10-1, 17-7-1) took the lead 29 seconds into the game on a goal by Steven Whitney. Danny Linell and Bill Arnold each scored in a span of 11 seconds to increase BC's lead to 3-0, before Barry Almeida and Johnny Gaudreau each converted on breakaways following PC power plays to cap off the scoring in the first period.
Providence (12-16-4, 10-12-3 Hockey East) finished with a 9-6 edge in shots in the second period, but could not convert. The Eagles added two goals in the third period to complete the weekend series sweep of the Friars. BC outshot PC for the game, 31-29. Seniors Alex Beaudry (Cumberland, Ont.) and Justin Gates (Cranston, R.I.) combined to make 24 saves for PC. The Eagles earned their second consecutive shutout as Parker Milner made 25 saves and Chris Venti stopped four shots.
The Friars are back in action at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, March 2 when they host No. 7 UMass Lowell at Schneider Arena. Following the game, there will be an on-ice ceremony to honor the seven PC graduating seniors.
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