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
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)
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)