PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The fourth-ranked New Hampshire Wildcats defeated the Providence College Friars, 3-2, in HOCKEY EAST action on Friday, March 6 at PC's Schneider Arena.
Providence freshman Cole Gendreau opened the scoring with his first collegiate goal as he broke down the left wing and beat UNH goaltender Sean Matile through the five hole at 7:37 of the first period. UNH evened the game with 1:09 remaining in the first period when Rob Gagnon poked in a rebound.
Derek Bekar tallied the only goal of the second period on a power play when he one-timed a shot past PC netminder Boyd Ballard 14 seconds into the period. Ballard kept the Wildcats in check for the remainder of the period posting 12 saves.
Bekar registered his second goal of the game and what proved to be the gamewinner when he backhanded a shot past a sprawled Ballard at 13:08 of the third. PC pressured late in the game and got within one goal when Jon Cameron slid a low shot under Matile on a power play with 1:41 remaining in the game.
Matile registered 17 stops in the win for the Wildcats. Ballard made 37 stops and earned the No. 2 star in the loss.
With the win New Hampshire raised its record to 23-8-1 overall and 15-7-1 in HOCKEY EAST while Providence fell to 15-16-3 overall and 9-13-2 in league play.
Providence College will return to action on Thursday in the first game of a best-of-three HOCKEY EAST Quarterfinal series at Boston College at 7:00 p.m.
at Schneider Arena, Providence, R.I. Team Record 1st 2nd 3rd Final Power Plays Penalties New Hampshire (23- 8-1) 1 1 1 -- 3 1-4 5-10 Providence College (15-16-3) 1 0 1 -- 2 1-4 5-10 Per Time Team Goal Scorer (Assists) 1 7:37 PC Cole Gendreau 1 (J.J. Picinic, Leigh Dean) 1 18:51 UNH Rob Gagnon 5 (John Sadowski, Dylan Dellezay) 2 :14 UNH Derek Bekar 28 (Tom Nolan, Jayme Filipowicz) PP 3 13:08 UNH Derek Bekar 29 (Jason Krog, Mike Souza) 3 18:19 PC Jon Cameron 10 (Jon Coe, Troy Lake) PP Saves: Sean Matile (UNH) 5 4 8 --17 (60:00) Boyd Ballard (PC) 12 12 13 --37 (57:57) Attendance: 1,196 (Schneider Arena)
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