No. 9 Men's Hockey Defeated by No. 18 Boston University in Hockey East Championship Game

March 17, 2018

Box Score

BOSTON, Mass. – The No. 9 Providence College men's hockey team fell to the No. 18 Boston University Terriers, 2-0, in the Hockey East Championship Game on Saturday, March 17 at the TD Garden in Boston, Mass.

SCORE
No. 9 Providence - 0 | No. 18 Boston University - 2

RECORDS
Providence - 23-11-4 (13-7-4 HEA) | Boston University - 21-13-4 (12-8-4 HEA)

VENUE
TD Garden - Boston, Mass.

GOALIES
Hayden Hawkey (PC) - 27 saves
Jake Oettinger (BU) - 30 saves

NOTES
- The Friars outshot the Terriers 18-9 in the opening frame. 13 different players recorded a shot on goal for Providence.
- Boston University rallied back in the second period to outshoot the Friars 12-6. 
- Both teams took two penalties in the middle stanza. Neither team ended up getting more than a few seconds of power-play time and there was a rare, brief 3-on-3.
- The Terriers broke the stalemate with a goal just 56 seconds into the third period. Jordan Greenway battled for the puck in the corner and played it out front to Drew Melanson for the one-timer. Brady Tkachuk earned the secondary assist.
- With 11 minutes remaining in regulation, Hayden Hawkey made a sprawling, highlight-reel save on BU's Bobo Carpenter to keep the score 1-0.
- The Friars pulled Hawkey with just under two minutes left to play. BU's Carpenter cashed in on the empty net and increased the Terriers' lead to 2-0 with 1:22 on the clock.
- Providence will earn an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament. It will be a program-record fifth consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance.
- The Friars will be a No. 2 seed when the tournament field is unveiled tomorrow.
- The shutout marked the sixth time that Providence was blanked this season.
- Hawkey stopped 65-of-68 shots he faced over the past two games.
- Brandon Duhaime had a team-high four shots on goal.
- Duhaime and Jacob Bryson were named to the Hockey East All-Tournament Team for their efforts throughout the Hockey East playoffs.

HOW THEY SCORED
1-0 (BU) - 0:56/3rd - EV - Drew Melanson (Greenway, Tkachuk) - Pass from below the goal line for a one-timer in the slot.
2-0 (BU) - 18:38/3rd - EN - Bobo Carpenter - Empty-netter.

PC GAME HIGHS
Goals: -
Assists: -
Points: -
Shots: Duhaime (4)
POWER PLAYS
Providence - 0/1
Boston University - 0/2
 
SHOTS
Providence - 30
Boston University - 29
 
UP NEXT
The Friars will now await their NCAA destination and opponent. Both will be announced tomorrow at noon on ESPNU.
 
For more updates on the Providence College men's hockey program, follow the team on Twitter @FriarsHockey

 

 

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