Men's Hockey Ties UMass, 3-3, In Overtime

Junior Chris Mannix

Junior Chris Mannix

Oct. 27, 2007

Box Score

AMHERST, Mass. - The Providence College men's hockey team and the University of Massachusetts skated to 3-3 overtime tie Saturday night the Mullins Center in Amherst. Junior Matt Taormina (Washington Township, Mich.) scored with six seconds remaining in the third period to force the extra session. PC moved to 1-4-1 and 1-1-1 in Hockey East play, while UMass moved to 2-2-2 overall and 0-1-2 in the league.

Mike Lecomte gave the Minutemen a 3-2 lead with 1:05 left in the third period as he scored on the power play. The Friars pulled junior goalie Chris Mannix (Hubbardston, Mass.) for an extra attacker and it paid off as Taormina was able to smack the puck out of midair an into the back of the net for his second goal of the season.

Mannix finished with a career high 37 saves, while UMass' Paul Dainton stopped 25 shots.

UMass took a 2-1 lead at 5:53 of the second period when Will Ortiz fired a high wrist shot from the right face off circle that eluded Mannix. However, the Friars responded at 7:32 to tie the game. Laughlin collected a loose puck at the slot and scored his team leading fifth goal of the season. He has scored at least one goal in four consecutive games.

The Friars took the lead at 14:28 of the second period as they scored on the power play for the third consecutive game. Junior Pierce Norton (South Boston, Mass.) was able to pounce on a rebound in the slot and fire in his second goal of the season. Freshman Eric Baier (North Kingstown, R.I.) and junior Kyle Laughlin (Gambrills, Md.) assisted on the goal. However, the Minutemen evened the score at 18:50 when Brian Keane tallied his first goal of the season.

UMass took a 2-1 lead at 5:53 of the second period when Will Ortiz fired a high wrist shot from the right face off circle that eluded Mannix. However, the Friars responded at 7:32 to tie the game. Laughlin collected a loose puck at the slot and scored his team leading fifth goal of the season. He has scored at least one goal in four consecutive games.

 

 

Providence is back in action on Thursday, November 2 when they take on Boston University beginning at 7:00 p.m. at Schneider Arena.
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