Dec. 6, 1997
Providence Earns Weekend Sweep of Maine
|GK Boyd Ballard|
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The Providence College Friars earned a weekend sweep against the Maine Black Bears with a 7-2 victory in HOCKEY EAST action at PC's Schneider Arena on Saturday, Dec. 6. The win gave Providence a 2-1 record against the Black Bears this season and marked the first time the Friars won a regular-season series against Maine since the 1985-86 season.
Maine took an early lead as Matthias Trattnig one timed a shot past PC netminder Boyd Ballard at 1:40 of the first period. PC stormed back with the next two goals as Mike Omicioli slapped in a short-handed tally at 3:46 and Fernando Pisani wristed in a rebound at the 8:28 mark. Maine's Scott Parmentier tallied the final goal of the first period and evened the game at 2-2 at 9:15.
PC went up 4-2 after two periods on goals by Nick Lent and Doug Sheppard. Lent poked in a rebound for his fourth goal of the season 4:28 of the second and Sheppard finished a two-on-one break away, depositing his seventh tally of the year at the 12:26 mark.
PC built on its lead in the third period as Troy Lake netted two goals and Nick Sinerate added one tally for the Friars.
Ballard held Maine scoreless over the final two periods and earned the game's No. 1 star after making 32 stops. Maine netminder Alfie Michaud recorded 27 stops.
With the win PC raised its record to 10-3-1 overall and 5-3 in HOCKEY EAST while Maine fell to 7-7-1 and 4-5-0 in league play.
Providence College will return to action on Saturday, Dec. 27 against Vermont in the Sheraton/USAirways Tournament in Burlington, Vt. at 6:00 p.m.
Maine (7-7-1) 2 0 0 -- 2 9-18 0-5
Providence College (10-3-1) 2 2 3 -- 7 11-22 1-3
Per Time Team Goal Scorer (Assists)
1 1:40 M Matthias Trattnig 5 (Ben Guite, Jim Leger)
1 3:46 PC Mike Omicioli 7 (unassisted) SH
1 8:28 PC Fernando Pisani 10 (Jay Leach, Jon Cameron)
1 9:15 M Scott Parmentier 6 (Matthias Trattnig, Brian White)
2 4:28 PC Nick Lent 4 (Mike Mader, Troy Lake)
2 12:26 PC Doug Sheppard 7 (Jon Coe, Jay Leach)
3 3:27 PC Nick Sinerate 4 (Jerry Keefe, Josh MacNevin)
3 13:31 PC Troy Lake 6 (Jon Coe, Doug Sheppard) PP
3 19:09 PC Troy Lake 7 (Josh MacNevin, Mike Mader)
Alfie Michaud (M) 11 9 7 --27 (60:00)
Boyd Ballard (PC) 7 12 13 --32 (60:00)
Attendance: 1,450 (Schneider Arena)
Official StoreOfficial Online
Björkqvist, Hawkey Earn...
Providence College's Kasper Björkqvist (Espoo, Finland) and Hayden Hawkey (Parker, Colo.) earned two of the Hockey East's final weekly honors for the...
Providence Men's Hockey was defeated by Notre Dame, 2-1, in the NCAA East Regional Final on Saturday, March 24 in Bridgeport, Conn.
Men's Hockey Shutouts...
Friars posted their third shutout all-time in NCAA action and their first ever 1-0 shutout in NCAA Tourney action. PC has recorded five shutouts this season...
Men's Hockey Open Practice...
The Friars will take on Clarkson Friday night at 6:30 p.m. on ESPNU at Webster Bank Arena.
No. 7 Men's Hockey, No. 9...
The Friars and Golden Knights meet for the third time in 2017-18 at the NCAA East Regional in Bridgeport, Conn.
Men’s Hockey to Battle...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Providence College men’s hockey team has earned an at-large bid to their program-record fifth consecutive NCAA Tournament ...
No. 9 Men's Hockey Defeated...
The Friars fell to the Terriers by a score of 2-0 on Saturday night at the TD Garden.
No. 9 Men's Hockey Advances ...
BOSTON, Mass. – Sophomore Brandon Duhaime lifted the No. 9 Providence College men's hockey team over No. 7 Northeastern in overtime of the Hockey East ...