Feb. 14, 1998

    New Hampshire Leaves Providence in the Cold, 5-0

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The University of New Hampshire Wildcats defeated the Providence College Friars, 5-0, in men's hockey action on Saturday, Feb. 14 at PC's Schneider Arena. UNH goaltender Sean Matile made 25 saves and earned his fourth shutout of the season and his sixth career shutout in HOCKEY EAST play. With the shutout Matile established a HOCKEY EAST career shutout record breaking former Maine star Garth Snow's mark of five in league play.

    UNH got on the scoreboard first with the only goal of the opening stanza when Johnny Rogers poked in a rebound at 6:44.

    The Wildcats took control of the game in the second period with three unanswered goals by Mike Souza at 9:33, Mark Mowers at 10:39 and Derek Bekar at 16:56 on a power-play.

    UNH forward Jason Krog added the final goal of the game at 7:11 of the third period.

    PC netminder Mark Kane made 27 stops for the Friars.

    With the win UNH raised its record to 21-5-1 overall and 13-4-1 in HOCKEY EAST while Providence fell to 13-13-3 overall and 7-10-2 in league play

    Providence College will return to action on Friday, Feb. 20 against Boston University at PC's Schneider Arena at 7:00 p.m.

    New Hampshire (21-5-1)       1  3  1  -- 5    6-12   1-2
    Providence College (13-13-3) 0  0  0  -- 0    5-10   0-3
    Per Time   Team  Goal Scorer  (Assists)
    1   6:44   UNH   Johnny Rogers 2 (Mark White, Matt Swain)
    2   9:33   UNH   Mike Souza   11 (Rob Gagnon, John Sadowski)
    2   10:39  UNH   Mark Mowers 19 (Steve O'Brien, Tom Nolan)
    2   16:56  UNH   Derek Bekar 22 (Mark Mowers, Tom Nolan) PP
    3   7:11   UNH   Jason Krog 28 (unassisted)          
    Sean Matile (UNH)   9   8   8   --25   (60:00)
    Mark Kane (PC)     10   7  10   --27   (60:00)
    Attendance: 1,495 (Schneider Arena)