Nov. 30, 1997

Providence and Princeton Skate to 4-4 Tie

PRINCETON, N.J. -- Providence College and Princeton University skated to a 4-4 tie on Sunday, Nov. 30 in men's hockey action at Princeton, N.J. Providence sophomore Doug Sheppard scored the game-tying goal with six seconds remaining in regulation to send the game into overtime.

Princeton jumped out to a 1-0 lead as Jackson Hegland blasted a shot from the right point through a screen which found the back of the net at 12:25 of the first period. The Tigers increased their lead to 2-0 on a power play as Jeff Halpern one timed a shot from the left circle that went into the top right corner of the net at 14:07 of the first period. PC's Fernando Pisani cut Princeton's lead in half when he took a feed from Mike Omicioli and beat Princeton netminder Erasmo Saltarelli for a power-play goal at the 17:03 mark of the first period.

Princeton increased its lead to 3-1 when Halpern went end to end and tucked a shot past PC goaltender Boyd Ballard at 11:47 of the second.

Halpern tallied his third goal of the game in a short-handed situation at 5:03 of the third period. PC came to life offensively after Halpren's third goal, tallying two goals within two minutes. Troy Lake scored PC's second goal on a partial breakaway, slipping the puck through the five hole at the 7:10 mark. Jon Cameron brought the Friars within one goal as he beat Saltarelli with a wrist shot to the glove side at 8:58. PC tied the game at 4-4 in dramatic fashion as Sheppard popped in a rebound with six seconds remaining in the game.

Saltarelli made 23 saves for the Tigers and earned his third tie of the season. Ballard recorded 23 stops in net for the Friars.

With the tie Princeton's record moves to 6-2-3 while Providence is now 8-3-1 overall.

Providence College will return to action on Friday, Dec. 5 against Maine at PC's Schneider Arena.

Providence College at Princeton
Sunday, November 30, 1997
Baker Rink, Princeton, N.J.
Providence College (8-3-1)  1   0   3   0   -- 4    7-14    1-7
Princeton (6-2-3)           2   1   1   0   -- 4    8-16    1-6
Per Time    Team  Goal Scorer  (Assists)
 1  12:25    PU   Jackson Hegland 2 (Michael Acosta, Shane Campbell)
 1  14:07    PU   Jeff Halpern 7 (Steven Shirreffs, Benoit Morin) PP
 1  17:03    PC   Fernando Pisani 8 (Mike Omicioli) PP
 2  11:47    PU   Jeff Halpern 8 (Steven Shireffs)
 3   3:49    PU   Jeff Halpern 9 (Brad Meredith, Michael Acosta) SHG
 3   7:10    PC   Troy Lake 4  (Leigh Dean)
 3   8:58    PC   Jon Cameron 7 (Mike Omicioli)
 3  19:54    PC   Doug Sheppard 6 (Josh MacNevin, Fernando Pisani)
    
Saves:
Boyd Ballard (PC)       6   7   9   1   --23    (63:42)
Erasmo Saltarelli (PU)  7   6   8   2   --23    (65:00)
Attendance:  1,877 (Baker Rink)

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