Dec. 6, 2010
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FRIARS TO FACE BROWN IN 25TH ANNUAL MAYOR'S CUP... Providence College will seek its fourth consecutive Mayor's Cup victory when it battles Brown University on Tuesday, December 7 at 7:00 p.m. in the 25th Annual Mayor's Cup at Meehan Auditorium.
MAYOR'S CUP HISTORY... Providence College leads the Mayor's Cup series, 14-8-2, including a 6-4 mark at Brown's Meehan Auditorium. Last season, the Friars jumped out to a 4-1 lead and held off Brown, 4-3, at Schneider Arena on November 17. The Friars have won three consecutive meetings and four of the last five. Brown is seeking its first win over Providence since November 26, 2006.
SERIES HISTORY VERSUS BROWN... Tuesday night's game will mark the 90th all-time meeting between Providence College and Brown with the Friars leading, 44-43-2. In the first ever meeting between the two teams, Brown defeated Providence, 4-1, on March 1, 1927 at the Rhode Island Auditorium. The Friars are 6-3-1 against the Bears in the last 10 meetings.
SCOUTING BROWN... Brown is looking to end a four-game winless streak (0-2-2) in which it has posted overtime ties at Boston University and at New Hampshire. Most recently, Brown was defeated by Rensselaer, 6-2, on Saturday, December 3. Jack MacLellan had one goal and one assist to lead the way. MacLellan leads the team in scoring with 17 points (7 g, 10 a), while Harry Zolnierczyk is second with 11 points (6 g, 5 a). In goal, Mike Clemente has seen a bulk of the action. He has played in eight games and has a 2-3-3 record.
FRIAR QUICK NOTES... The Friars, who did not score a short-handed goal last season, already have two this season. Providence has killed off 15 consecutive penalties in the last three games. The loss to Maine on Saturday was PC's first at home setback this season. PC is 3-1-3 at home. Sophomore Chris Rooney (Canton, Mass.) scored his first-career short-handed goal on December 3 against Maine. Rooney's goal tied the game at 3-3 and forced overtime. The Friars, who played in five overtime games during the 2009-10 season, have played in five overtime contests thus far. All of Providence's four ties this season have been by the same 3-3 score. Sophomore Tim Schaller (Merrimack, N.H.), who had five points last season, already has 10 points this season, doubling his point total from his rookie year. The Friars have held opponents to two goals or less on seven different occasions. Providence is 3-2 in non-conference games this season, including three straight wins. Providence College is 3-1-1 in its last five road games. Eleven out of the 13 Providence goal scorers this season have two goals or more.