PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The Providence College men's hockey team opened the
2006-07 season with a 6-1 non-conference loss against Clarkson Friday
night at Schneider Arena. The Golden Knights scored twice in each period
en route to the win.
Clarkson scored the only goals it would need in the first period as Matt
Curley scored his first of the season at 11:13. Seven minutes later
Chris D'Alvise also tallied his first goal this season as the Golden
Knights worked the puck around during a power play. The lead increased
to 4-0 in the second period, before the Friars finally got on the board.
The Friars, who were on the power play, pulled netminder Tyler Sims in an
effort to get back in the game. The move paid off as senior co-captain
Colin McDonald scored off assists from junior Jon Rheault and freshman
Chris Eppich with nine seconds left in the period.
However, the Golden Knights scored two empty-net goals in the third
period to seal the victory. Steve Zalewski and Chris D'Alvise finished
with two goals each, while Michael Grenzy finished with three assists.
The Friars outshot the Golden Knights, 35-26, but Clarkson went 2-for-6
on the power-play.
PC is back in action tomorrow night with a home game against St. Lawrence
at 7:00 p.m.