PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Erik Foley and Ben Mirageas scored goals as the No. 11/10 Providence College men’s hockey team rallied for a 2-1 win over No. 19 Boston College on Friday night at Schneider Arena.
No. 11/10 Providence – 2 | No. 19/RV Boston College – 1
Providence – 4-2-0 (1-1-0 HEA) | Boston College – 1-4-1 (1-1-0 HEA)
Schneider Arena – Providence, R.I.
Hawkey (PC) – 24 saves
Woll (BC) – 34 saves
- The Eagles struck first at the 15:30 mark of the first period as Connor Moore put back a rebound past Hayden Hawkey.
- Hawkey kept the Friar deficit at 1-0 after a sterling glove save on BC’s Casey Fitzgerald, who appeared to have an open net.
- With the team’s skating 4-on-4, Erik Foley’s strong drive down the right wing and fantastic finish over the blocker of Woll tied the game up at 1-1.
- The Friars connected on their seventh power play opportunity of the night as freshman defenseman Ben Mirageas snuck in from the blue line and wired a wrist shot into the top right corner to put Providence up 2-1 after 40 minutes. The goal marked the Newburyport, Mass. native’s first career NCAA tally.
- The Friars nearly extended their lead to 3-1 in the third period but Woll denied Vimal Sukumaran from point-blank range.
- Determined work by Providence in the final minute salted away the win after the Friars kept the puck along the perimeter as time expired.
- Providence earned its first Hockey East win against Boston College since Nov. 29, 2014. The Friars last defeated the Eagles in the 2015 Florida College Classic in a non-conference game.
- Freshman defenseman Jake Ryczek made his collegiate debut on Friday and had a team-high five shots on goal.
- Sophomore Spenser Young assisted on both Friar goals, his first and second assists of the season.
- Providence won for the first time this season when allowing the first goal.
HOW THEY SCORED
1-0 (BC) – 15:30/1st – EV – Connor Moore (Booth, Carreau) – Rebound at the top of the crease of a shot from Mike Booth.
1-1 (PC) – 8:22/2nd – EV – Erik Foley (Young) – Right wing drive with a snap shot from the blocker of Woll from the bottom of the circle.
2-1 (PC) – 19:14/2nd – PP – Ben Mirageas (Conway, Young) – Wrist shot from the high slot through a screen.
PC GAME HIGHS
Goals: Foley, Mirageas (1)
Assists: Young (2)
Points: Young (2)
Shots: Ryczek, Wilkins (5)
Providence – 1/8
Boston College – 0/6
Providence – 36
Boston College – 25
The Friars are back in action on Saturday night when they play host to No. 6/6 Boston University at 7 p.m.
For more updates on the Providence College men's hockey program, follow the team on Twitter @FriarsHockey.
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