CANTON, N.Y. – Sophomore Josh Wilkins’ goal 2:47 into overtime gave the No. 10/9 Providence College men’s hockey team a thrilling 6-5 win over St. Lawrence on Friday night at Appleton Arena.
No. 10/9 Providence – 6 | St. Lawrence – 5
Providence – 3-1-0 (0-1-0 HEA) | St. Lawrence – 0-5-0 (0-0-0 ECAC)
Appleton Arena – Canton, N.Y.
Hawkey (PC) – 22 saves
Brey (SLU) – 25 saves
- The teams combined for seven goals in the first period.
- Graduate transfer Tommy Davis got the scoring started just 1:02 into the first period and added an assist for his first multi-point game in a Friar uniform.
- Freshman defenseman Ben Mirageas tallied his first collegiate point with an assist in the first period.
- Providence hit the six-goal mark for the first time this season and the second-consecutive game against St. Lawrence.
- Providence earns its first win at Appleton Arena since 2002.
- The Saints tied the game late in regulation on a 5-on-3 advantage.
- Wilkins’ overtime goal was the fourth game-winning tally of his career.
- Björkqvist’s three goals tonight matched his season total from 2016-17 and he now leads the Friars with four goals this season.
- The Friars have now won seven-consecutive games on the road against non-league opponents dating back to last season.
- Björkqvist, Pinho, and Wilkins all tallied three-point games.
- Vincent Desharnais recorded his first career multi-point game with two assists.
- Desharnais, Davis, and Bryson all recorded two points from the Friar blueline.
- Bryson and Pinho finished at a game-high +3 rating.
- Björkqvist and Conway led the Friars with four shots on goal each.
HOW THEY SCORED
1-0 (PC) – 1:03/1st – EV – Tommy Davis (Bryson, Duhaime) – Snap shot from the point through a screen.
1-1 (SLU) – 2:35 – EV – Bo Hanson (Gicewicz) – Slap shot from the point through a screen.
2-1 (PC) – 4:24/1st – EV – Kasper Björkqvist (Desharnais, Mirageas) – Breakaway short side shot off a home run pass from Desharnais.
3-1 (PC) – 9:20/1st – PP – Kasper Björkqvist (Conway, Davis) – Centering feed that deflecting off a Saints defender.
3-2 (SLU) – 13:30/1st – PP – Ben Finkelstein – Wrist shot through a screen from the top of the circles.
4-2 (PC) – 13:58/1st – EV – Kasper Björkqvist – Stuff shot on a loose puck in the crease.
4-3 (SLU) – 16:50/1st – EV – Ryan Garvey (Pritchard, Lough) – Wrist shot from the top left circle.
5-3 (PC) – 3:00/2nd – EV – Brian Pinho (Desharnais, Wilkins) – Re-direct off a point shot from Desharnais.
5-4 (SLU) – 3:24/2nd – EV – Joe Sullivan (Hanson) – Wrist shot through a screen from the slot.
5-5 (SLU) – 16:35/3rd – PP – Mike Marnell (Sullivan) – Cleaned up a loose puck in the crease after a net drive.
6-5 (PC) – 2:47/OT – EV – Josh Wilkins (Bryson, Pinho) – Re-direct off a point shot from Bryson over the shoulder of Brey.
PC GAME HIGHS
Goals: Björkqvist (3)
Assists: Desharnais, Bryson, Wilkins (2)
Points: Björkqvist, Pinho, Wilkins (3)
Shots: Björkqvist, Conway (4)
Providence – 1/5
St. Lawrence – 2/7
Providence – 31
St. Lawrence – 27
The Friars conclude their two-game North Country road trip at No. 12/10 Clarkson on Saturday night at Cheel Arena.
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