BELFAST, Northern Ireland – The No. 10/11 Providence College men’s hockey team dropped a 4-2 decision to No. 5 Clarkson on Saturday night in the championship game of the 2017 Friendship Four at the SSE Arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
No. 10/11 Providence – 2 | No. 5 Clarkson – 4
Providence – 8-5-1 (5-3-1 HEA) | Clarkson – 12-3-1 (6-0-0 ECAC)
SSE Arena – Belfast, Northern Ireland
Hawkey (PC) – 21 saves
Kielly (CU) – 20 saves
- After a strong Friar penalty kill just minutes into the game, Clarkson had two breakaway chances behind the Providence defense, but Hayden Hawkey came up strong to keep the game scoreless.
- Providence took a 1-0 lead at the 10:16 mark on Erik Foley’s seventh goal of the season and his 10th point in his last six games.
- Brian Pinho had a team-high three shots in the opening period. The Friars held a 7-6 edge in shots after 20 minutes of play.
- The Golden Knights took advantage of a 5-on-3 opportunity at the 5:58 mark of the second period as Devin Brosseau swept in a loose puck in the crease after a Terrance Amorosa shot from the point.
- Clarkson grabbed a 2-1 lead at 12:13 as Tyko Karjalainen’s blast from the point deflected off a Friar stick in front and over the glove of Hawkey.
- Erik Foley nearly had his second of the night as he streaked through the slot wide open but Kielly was able to get a piece of his wrister.
- Shots were even at 13-13 after 40 minutes of play.
- The Golden Knights took control early in the third with a pair of goals by Nico Sturm and Grant Cooper in a span of 2:58 to begin the period.
- Providence closed the gap to two goals at the 13:18 mark on the strength of Brandon Duhaime’s third goal of the season.
- Foley now has 11 points in his last seven games after a two-point performance on Saturday night.
- Providence’s season-high unbeaten streak (3-0-1) was snapped at four games.
HOW THEY SCORED
1-0 (PC) – 10:16/1st – EV – Erik Foley (Pinho) – Stuff shot at the short side after a faceoff win by Pinho.
1-1 (CU) – 5:58/2nd – PP – Devin Brosseau (Amorosa) – Swept in a loose puck in the crease after the initial shot broke through the pads of Hawkey.
2-1 (CU) – 12:13/2nd – EV – Tyko Karjalainen – Slap shot from the point through a screen.
3-1 (CU) – 1:20/3rd – EV - Nico Sturm (Brosseau, Rempal) – Walked in through the slot and beat Hawkey with a forehand deke.
4-1 (CU) – 2:58/3rd – EV – Grant Cooper (Quince) – Rebound off a Quince shot right at the goal line.
4-2 (PC) – 13:18/3rd – EV – Brandon Duhaime (Foley) – Foley fired a wrist shot on goal from the half wall and Duhaime cleaned up his second chance at the doorstep.
PC GAME HIGHS
Goals: Duhaime, Foley (1)
Assists: Foley, Pinho (1)
Points: Foley (2)
Shots: Foley (5)
Providence – 0/2
Clarkson – 1/4
Providence – 22
Clarkson – 25
Providence will return to Hockey East play next weekend with a home-and-home set against New Hampshire beginning Friday night at Schneider Arena.
For more updates on the Providence College men's hockey program, follow the team on Twitter @FriarsHockey.
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