Nov. 1, 1997
Maine Downs Providence
ORONO, Maine -- The University of Maine used excellent special teams play as the Black Bears converted on four of five power-play opportunities and notched one short-handed goal to defeat Providence College, 6-3, on Saturday, Nov. 1 in HOCKEY EAST action at Orono, Maine.
PC took a quick 1-0 lead as freshman Heath Gordon broke down the left side and slid a low shot under Maine netminder Bryan Masotta at 2:26 of the first period. After Jim Leger evened the game at 1-1 at the 6:09 mark of the first, Maine took a 3-1 lead on a power play goal by Dan Kerluke at 13:20 of the first and a short-handed tally by Shawn Wansborough with 4:18 remaining in the first period.
Wansborough struck again at 17:32 of the second period as he notched the Black Bears' second power-play goal of the game and increased Maine's lead to 4-1. However, the Friars battled back in the closing minutes of the second period with Nick Lent wristing in a rebound at 18:03 and Jon Cameron notching a power-play tally with 11 seconds remaining in the period to bring the Friars within one goal (4-3).
Maine held the advantage in the third period outshooting PC, 15-9, and tallying two goals to earn a 6-3 win. Steve Kariya and Cory Larose registered the final two goals of the game for Maine.
Masotta recorded 28 stops in the win. PC netminder Mark Kane registered a season-high 35 saves for the Friars.
With the win Maine raised its record to 4-1-1 overall, 2-0-0 in HOCKEY EAST action, while Providence dropped to 1-2-0 overall and 0-2-0 in league action.
Providence College will return to action on Friday, Nov. 7 against Minnesota-Duluth in Duluth, Minn.
Saturday, November 1, 1997
Alfond Arena, Orono, Maine
Providence College (1-2-0) 1 2 0 -- 3 8-16 1-5 Maine (4-1-0) 3 1 2 -- 6 8-16 4-5 Per Time Tm Goal Scorer (Assists) 1 2:26 PC Heath Gordon 1 (Jerry Keefe, Jay Leach) 1 6:09 M Jim Leger 3 (Dan Kerluke, Matthias Trattnig) 1 13:20 M Dan Kerluke 3 (Steve Kariya) PP 1 15:42 M Shawn Wansborough 2 (unassisted) SH 2 17:32 M Shawn Wansborough 3 (Dan Kerluke, David Cullen) PP 2 18:03 PC Nick Lent 1 (J.J. Picinic, Nick Sinerate) 2 19:49 PC Jon Cameron 1 (Fernando Pisani, Matt Libby) PP 3 7:31 M Steve Kariya 8 (Shawn Wansborough, David Cullen) PP 3 9:04 M Cory Larose 2 (Shawn Wansborough, Shawn Mansoff) PP Saves: Bryan Mansotta (M) 12 7 9 --28 (60:00) Mark Kane (PC) 11 11 13 --35 (60:00) Attendance: 5,414 (Alfond Arena)
Official StoreOfficial Online
Jake Walman Invited To...
Hockey Canada announced on Tuesday (June 23) that Providence College sophomore defenseman Jake Walman has been invited to National Junior Team Summer...
Men's Hockey Announces...
Providence College men's hockey Head Coach Nate Leaman announced the complete class of seven student-athletes that will join the defending national champion ...
Jake Walman And Erik Foley...
Sophomore defenseman Jake Walman and incoming freshman forward Erik Foley have been invited to U.S. National Junior Evaluation Camp.
2015 NCAA Men's Hockey...
Providence College fans can relive the memories of the Friar men's hockey team's first NCAA Championship with the Championship DVD, on sale now at the...
Noel Acciari Signs With The ...
Providence College men's hockey senior forward Noel Acciari (Johnston, R.I.) has signed an entry-level contract with the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey...
Scott Borek Named Men's ...
- Providence College men's hockey Head Coach Nate Leaman announced that Scott Borek has joined the program as an Associate Head Coach.
Ron Wilson '77 Named...
USA Hockey announced today that Ron Wilson '77 (Riverside, R.I.) has been named head coach of the 2016 U.S. National Junior Team.
Men's Hockey Associate...
Providence College men's hockey Associate Head Coach Steve Miller has stepped down for family reasons it was announced by Head Coach Nate Leaman (May 23).