Nov. 8, 2009
BURLINGTON, Vt. -
The Providence College men's hockey team (5-3, 1-2 Hockey East) was defeated, 3-0, at No. 15 Vermont (3-3-1, 2-2-1 Hockey East) on Sunday, November 8 in a Hockey East game played at the Gutterson Fieldhouse in Burlington, Vt. Vermont's Mike Spillane stopped all 33 shots to lead the way for Vermont.
The Friars outshot the Catamounts, 10-5, in the first period and had three power-play opportunities, but were unable to score. However, the Catamounts struck first at the 7:34 mark of the second period when Chris McCarthy fired a wrist shot from the right circle that beat PC goalie Alex Beaudry (Cumberland, Ont.) over his right shoulder. Justin Milo then increased Vermont's lead to 2-0 at the 14:22 mark when he scored on a high wrist shot from the bottom of the left circle. The Friars had another scoring chance on the man advantage late in the second period as senior Mark Fayne (Sagamore Beach, Mass.) ripped a few shots from the point, but Spillane was able to get his stick on a shot labeled for the top left corner of the net with 43 seconds left in the period.
At the 13:00 mark of the third period, PC sophomore Matt Bergland (Faribault, Minn.) was sent in on a breakaway, but Spillane made the save on Bergland's back-handed attempt, and then turned aside the rebound effort off the stick of freshman Aaron Jamnick (Hibbing, Minn.). Milo sealed the game with his second of the night at 18:05 to make the score, 3-0.
PC finished with a 33-23 shot advantage.
The Friars are back in action on Tuesday, November 17 at 7:00 p.m. when they host Brown in the 24th Annual Mayor's Cup at Schneider Arena.