Oct. 22, 2011 By Kelsey Smith
The Providence College men's hockey team (2-1-1, 2-0-0 HE) and the University of Minnesota-Duluth (2-3-1, 0-2-0 WCHA) played to a 2-2 overtime tie in the second of back-to-back games at Schneider Arena on Saturday night.
With the game scoreless late in the first period, the Friars had a five-minute power play which overlapped into the second period. However, the Friars could not capitalize on the lengthy power play keeping the score tied at zero. Later into the second period, the Bulldogs scored the first goal of the game after a scramble in front of the Friars net. Justin Crandall managed to find the puck during the scrum in front of Providence goaltender Alex Beaudry (Cumberland, Ont.) to put the Bulldogs up 1-0. Caleb Herbert and David Grun both registered assists on the goal at 12:18 of the second period.
The Friars evened up the score (1-1) at 7:09 of the third period on a goal by red-shirt freshman Damian Cross (Nepean, Ont.). Freshmen Ross Mauermann (Janesville, Wis.) and Stefan Demopoulos (La Mesa, Calif.) both registered assists on Cross' first collegiate goal. The Bulldogs regained the lead at 15:03 of the third period on a power-play goal by Mike Seidel with Travis Oleksuk and Jack Connolly assisting. Providence responded once again and tied up the score (2-2) on a power-play goal by senior Matt Bergland (Faribault, Minn.). Bergland's first goal of the season was scored at 17:39 with assists from senior Daniel New (White Plains, N.Y.) and junior Alex Velischek (Kinnelon, N.J.). UMD had a power-play chance late in overtime, but the Friar penalty kill thwarted that opportunity.
Beaudry (32 saves) and Minnesota-Duluth goaltender Kenny Reiter (31 saves) had strong games in net. The Bulldogs outshot the Friars by one (34-33).
The Friars will play their first road game of the season next weekend when they travel up to Maine to take on the Black Bears on Friday, October 28 at Alfond Arena. The Bulldogs will return home to play Bemijdi State in a WCHA matchup on Friday night.
Official StoreOfficial Online
Jake Walman Signs Entry-Leve...
The junior defenseman was a First Team Hockey East All-Star in 2016-17 for the Friars.
No. 13 Men's Hockey Defeated...
Providence College falls to Harvard, 3-0, on March 24 in the Opening Round of the NCAA East Regionals. Harvard tallied two second period goals and an empty...
NCAA East Regional Media Day...
The Friars will take on Harvard tomorrow night at 4 p.m. on ESPNU at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center.
No. 13 Men’s Hockey...
The Friars and Crimson meet for the first time since 1984 on Friday at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center.
Ticket Information for the...
The Friars will face Harvard at 4 p.m. on Friday at the Dunkin' Donuts Center.
Men's Hockey to Face Harvard...
The Providence College men's hockey team earned an at-large bid to their fourth consecutive NCAA Tournament in an announcement made by the NCAA on Sunday (Ma...
Jake Walman Named First Team...
Walman has garnered First Team Hockey East honors in back-to-back seasons for the Friars.
No. 10 Men’s Hockey...
The 10th-ranked Providence College men’s hockey team was eliminated from the 2017 Hockey East Tournament after a 5-2 setback to No. 12 Notre Dame in...