Jan. 16, 1998
Friars Blanked by Boston College
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. -- The Boston College Eagles defeated the
Providence College Friars, 6-0, Friday in HOCKEY EAST action at BC's Kelley
Rink. It marked the first time in the history of PC hockey the Friars have
been shutout in two consecutive games.
Boston College scored the only goal of the first period when Marty Reasoner
broke down the right side and beat PC netminder Boyd Ballard with a low
slap shot just inside the right post at the 12:44 mark.
The Eagles increased their lead in the second period to 3-0 with a pair of
power-play goals. Mike Lephart notched BC's first man-advantage tally when
he one-timed a shot from in front of the crease at 1:56. BC's Brian Gionta
completed the scoring in the second period as he ripped a low shot past
Ballard's stick side at 14:24.
Gionta opened the scoring in the third as he broke by the PC defense and
tucked the puck past Ballard at the 1:05 mark. Jeff Farkas and Chris
Masters tallied the BC's final two goals of the game at the 10:21 and 19:23
of the third.
BC goaltender Scott Clemmensen made 24 saves in the win. Ballard and Mark
Kane combined to register 33 stops for the Friars.
With the win Boston College improved to 13-6-3 overall and 7-4-2 in HOCKEY
EAST action, while Providence dropped to 12-7-1 overall and 6-5 in league
Providence College will return to action on Saturday, Jan. 17 against
Boston College at PC's Schneider Arena at 7:00 p.m.
Providence College vs. Boston College
Friday, January 16, 1998
Kelley Rink, Chestnut Hill, Mass.
Providence College (12-7-1) 0 0 0 -- 0 15-38 0-5
Boston College (13-6-3) 1 2 3 -- 6 13-26 3-6
Per Time Team Goal Scorer (Assists)
1 12:44 BC Marty Reasoner 18 (Rob Scuderi, Andy Powers) GWG
2 1:56 BC Mike Lephart 7 (Marty Hughes, Mike Mottau) PP
2 14:24 BC Brian Gionta 12 (Ken Hemenway, Bobby Allen) PP
3 1:05 BC Brian Gionta 13 (Rob Scuderi, Andy Powers)
3 10:21 BC Jeff Farkas 5 (Brian Gionta, Brendan Buckley)
3 19:23 BC Chris Masters 3 (Matt Mulhern, Nick Pierandri) PP
Boyd Ballard (PC) 11 11 5 --27 (50:51)
Mark Kane (PC) x x 6 -- 6 (9:09)
Scott Clemmensen (BC) 4 14 6 --24 (60:00)
Attendance: 5,213 (Kelley Rink)