Jan. 17, 1998

Providence Falls to BC Again

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The Boston College Eagles dealt the Providence College Friars their third consecutive shutout, 8-0, on Saturday, January 17 in HOCKEY EAST action at PC's Schneider Arena. BC freshman goaltender Scott Clemmensen made 23 saves and tied UNH's Sean Matile's (1996-97) HOCKEY EAST record for shutouts in a season with three.

BC jumped out to a 4-0 first period lead on goals by Andy Powers (two), Jamie O'Leary and Brian Gionta. O'Leary netted the first goal of the game when he wristed in a shot at 5:28. Powers increased the lead with a one-timer at 7:29 and Gionta netted the third goal of the period on a breakaway at 10:35. Twelve seconds later Powers scored his second goal of the period on a two-on-one break away.

The Eagles increased their lead to 6-0 in the second period with power-play goals by Mike Mottau at 4:22 and Chris Masters at 5:43.

Marty Reasoner and Matt Mulhern each notched a power-play goal in the third period to round out the Eagles' scoring.

PC netminders Boyd Ballard and Mark Kane combined recorded 26 stops.

With the win Boston College improved its record to 14-6-3 overall and 8-4-2 in HOCKEY EAST play, while Providence dropped to 12-8-1 overall and 6-6 in league action.

Providence College will return to action on Friday, Jan. 23 at UMass-Lowell at 7:00 p.m.

Game Statistics

Schneider Arena, Providence, R.I.
Boston College (14-6-3)     4   2   2   -- 8        7-14    4-7
Providence College (12-8-1) 0   0   0   -- 0        11-30   0-4
Per Time    Team    Goal Scorer  (Assists)
1   5:28    BC  Jamie O'Leary 5 (unassisted)
1   7:29    BC  Andy Powers 4 (Brian Gionta, Jeff Farkas)
1   10:35   BC  Brian Gionta 14 (Andy Powers, Rob Scuderi)
1   10:47   BC  Andy Powers 5 (Brian Gionta, Jeff Farkas)
2   4:22    BC  Mike Mottau 8 (Rob Scuderi, Marty Reasoner) 5x3 PP
2   5:43    BC  Chris Masters 4 (Brendan Buckley, Bobby Allen) PP
3   4:31    BC  Marty Reasoner 19 (Rob Scuderi, Mike Mottau) PP
3   11:34   BC  Matt Mulhern 3 (Nick Pierandri, Mike Mottau) PP     
Scott Clemmensen (BC)   12   4   7   --23    (60:00)
Boyd Ballard (PC)        7   8   x   --15    (25:43)
Mark Kane (PC)           x   5   6   --11    (34:17)
Attendance: 2,872 (Schneider Arena) 

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