Providence Falls to Clarkson, 6-1

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.