Jan. 4, 1998

PC Falls to Colgate, 3-2

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Colgate University used three power-play goals to defeat the Providence College Friars, 3-2, Sunday, Jan. 4 in men's hockey action at PC's Schneider Arena.

In a first period marred by penalties, the Colgate Red Raiders took a 2-0 lead on two power-play goals. Junior Ryan Faubert connected on the first Colgate goal when he one-timed a shot from five feet in front of the net past PC netminder Boyd Ballard at 8:25. The Red Raiders increased their lead with their second man-advantage tally of the period as Jed Whitchurch lifted in a rebound at the 17:17 mark.

After a scoreless second period, Jon Coe put the Friars on the scoreboard with a short-handed goal at the 1:49 mark of the third period. Colgate took advantage of a five-on-three power play when Faubert netted his second goal of the game to give the Red Raiders a 3-1 lead at 2:35 of the third. The Friars staged a late comeback as Coe brought PC within one goal when he scored on a low slap shot at the 16:32 mark. However, the Colgate defense withstood the Friars' offensive surge and preserved the 3-2 victory.

Colgate netminder Dan Brenzavich made 30 stops in the win. Ballard recorded 26 saves for Providence.

With the win Colgate raised its record to 11-5, while Providence fell to 11-5-1.

Providence College will return to action on Friday, Jan. 9 against Northeastern at PC's Schneider Arena at 7:00 p.m.

Schneider Arena, Providence, R.I.
Colgate (11-5-0)            2   0   1   -- 3        12-43   3-8
Providence College (11-5-1) 0   0   2   -- 2        14-58   0-6
Per Time    Team    Goal Scorer  (Assists)
1   8:25    C   Ryan Faubert 5 (Jed Whitchurch, Cory Murphy) PP
1   17:17   C   Jed Whitchurch 2 (Darryl Campbell, Ryan Faubert) PP
3   1:49    PC  Jon Coe 4 (Nick Lent, Leigh Dean) SH
3   2:35    C   Ryan Faubert 6 (Jed Whitchurch, Tim Loftsgard) PP
3   16:32   PC  Jon Coe 5 (J.J. Picinic, Dave Gunderson)
    
Saves:
Dan Brenzavich (C)  16  7   7   --30    (60:00)
Boyd Ballard (PC)   8   9   9   --26    (59:06)
Attendance: 1,267 (Schneider Arena)

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