PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The No. 9 Providence College men’s hockey team was blanked by RIT, 4-0, on Saturday night at Schneider Arena.
No. 9 Providence – 0 | RIT – 4
Providence – 10-7-1 (6-4-1 HEA) | RIT – 8-7-1 (7-3-0 AHC)
Schneider Arena – Providence, R.I.
Hawkey (PC) – 12 saves; Mollot-Hill – 2 saves
Short (RIT) – 28 saves
- The Tigers jumped out in front early at the 3:19 mark as Chris McKay netted his first of the season to put RIT up 1-0.
- The Friars were unable to cash in on three power plays in the first period.
- Providence outshot RIT by an 11-4 margin in the opening 20 minutes. Greg Printz and Josh Wilkins each led the way with two shots on goal.
- Turnovers plagued the Friars in the second period as the Tigers converted twice on Alden Dupuis and Myles Powell goals just 24 seconds apart.
- Powell added his second goal in the third period at the 7:47 mark to make it a 4-0 game.
- The power play unit for the Friars finished at 1-for-16 this weekend.
- Printz and Wilkins finished with a game-high four shots on goal.
- The Friars dropped to 3-1-0 all-time against RIT.
- Providence was shutout at Schneider Arena for the first time since Feb. 15, 2014 vs. Notre Dame.
- Blocked shots: RIT 16, Providence 9.
HOW THEY SCORED
1-0 (RIT) – 3:19/1st – EV – Chris McKay (Abt, Mikowski) – Shot through a screen from the half-wall.
2-0 (RIT) – 14:28/2nd – EV – Alden Dupuis – Picked up a loose puck off a turnover and fired a wrist shot over the blocker of Hawkey.
3-0 (RIT) – 14:52/2nd – EV – Myles Powell (Dupuis) – Converted on a 2-on-0 rush.
4-0 (RIT) – 7:47/3rd – EV – Myles Powell – Snap shot from the top of the slot.
Providence – 0/8
RIT – 0/4
Providence – 28
RIT – 18
The Friars will be idle until Dec. 29 where they will take on Arizona State at the Three Rivers Classic in Pittsburgh, Pa. Providence will then face either
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