Saturday, November 21, 2009
PROVIDENCE TIES UP NORTHEASTERN, 3-3
Sophomore Daniel New scores twice for Friars
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Sophomore defenseman Daniel New (White Plains, N.Y.) scored two goals and added one assist as the Providence College men's hockey team rallied to tie Northeastern, 3-3, in overtime Saturday night in a Hockey East game played at Schneider Arena in Providence, R.I.
The Huskies (5-5-1, 3-4-1 Hockey East) took a 1-0 lead at the 6:23 mark of the first period when Greg Costa scored off assists from Justin Daniels and Drew Daniels. The Friars (6-4-1, 1-3-1 Hockey East) evened the score at 14:16 on a power-play goal by New. Sophomore David Brown (Centennial, Colo.) slipped the puck at the point to New who ripped a one-timer over Chris Rawlings' left shoulder and into the net. Junior Matt Germain (Rockland, Mass.) also assisted on the goal.
Northeastern regained the lead (2-1) early in the second period on a power-play goal by Kyle Kraemer at 1:26. Jake Newton slid a pass to the right circle to Kraemer, who fired a high wrist shot past PC netminder Alex Beaudry (Cumberland, Ontario). However, the Friars scored the equalizer at 8:34 when sophomore Matt Bergland (Faribault, Minn.) connected on his team-leading seventh goal of the season. Bergland scored off a rebound in front as Germain and New assisted on the goal. However, with 4:47 remaining in the period, Garrett Vermeersch gave the Huskies a 3-2 edge as he scored his third goal of the season after a feed from Alex Tuckerman, who stole the puck deep inside PC's zone.
In the third period, New evened the score again (3-3) when he fired a shot from the top of the left circle that eluded Rawlings. Freshman Chris Rooney (Canton, Mass.) and Tim Schaller (Merrimack, N.H.) assisted on the goal. Rawlings finished with 36 saves, while Beaudry had 32 stops.
The Friars are back in action on Tuesday, November 24 when they host fourth-ranked UMass Lowell, while the Huskies host Vermont on Friday, November 27