Nov. 1, 2013
BOSTON, Mass. -
The third-ranked Providence College men’s hockey team dropped its first game of the season, losing 4-3 to 18th-ranked Boston University on Friday night at Agganis Arena.
The Friars (4-1-1, 0-1-0 HEA) jumped out to a 3-0 lead after one period of play but the Terriers (4-3-0, 2-0-0 HEA) scored the game’s final four goals to hand the Friars their first loss of the season. Junior Ross Mauermann (Janesville, Wis.) finished with a goal and an assist to lead the Friar offense. Danny O’Regan scored two third-period goals for Boston University, including the game winner at 5:38.
Skating shorthanded, senior co-captain Steven Shamanski (Carberry, Manitoba) gave the Friars a 1-0 lead when he and Mauermann created a two-on-one chance through a quick neutral zone pass. After Mauermann slid the puck to his right and Shamanski buried his second goal in as many games at 9:29. Freshman defenseman Kyle McKenzie (Aston, Pa.) got the play started to earn his first career assist.
Providence went up 2-0 at 12:43 when Mauermann blasted a one-timer from the slot for his fifth goal of the season. Sophomore Paul de Jersey (West Vancouver, B.C.) and junior Shane Luke (Dauphin, Manitoba) assisted on the goal.
Sophomore Brandon Tanev (Toronto, Ontario) put the Friars up 3-0 when he forced a turnover at the Boston University blue line, carried the puck through the slot and finished from in close for his second goal of the season.
In the second period, O’Connor made a save on an Anthony Florentino
(West Roxbuty, Mass.) drive from the high slot and the Terriers took the rebound and broke the other way. Nick Roberto eventually shoveled a pass in front of the Providence net that Sam Kurker jammed in for his first goal of the year at 6:07.
Matt Lane then made it 3-2 with a power-play goal scored at 8:58 of the second on a wrist shot from the bottom of the circle. The Terriers tied the score at 3-3 when O’Regan finished a pass from Robbie Baillargeon at 18:28. It was O’Regan’s second goal of the year and Matt Grzelcyk also assisted on the play.
The Terriers scored the game-winning goal at 5:38 of the third when O’Regan netted his second of the game, this time from just outside the crease following a series of Gillies saves. Baillargeon and MacGregor assisted on the play.
In goal, Gillies made 21 saves for the Friars, while O’Connor made 34 saves in the Terrier net. Providence went 0-for-2 on the power play, while Boston University went 1-for-5 with the man advantage.
The Friars and Terriers close out their regular season series tomorrow night at sold out Schneider Arena in Providence, R.I. The game is scheduled to begin at 8:00 p.m.
Freshman defenseman Kyle McKenzie notched his first career point with an assist … With a goal and an assist, Ross Mauermann has registered multi-point games in three of Providence’s first six games … Steven Shamanski’s goal was his second career short-handed tally (now has seven career goals).