Providence College Takes Mayor's Cup With 6-0 Win Over Brown
Sophomore goaltender Hayden Hawkey makes 21 saves for Friars

Sophomore goaltender Hayden Hawkey made 21 saves for the Friars
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 6:18  PRV1-0 EV GW Vimal Sukumaran (1)Garrett Gamez/1, Ryan Tait/1
1st 10:49  PRV2-0 PP Josh Monk (1)Jake Walman/6, Brian Pinho/4
2nd 16:54  PRV3-0 EV Bryan Lemos (2)Garrett Gamez/2, Erik Foley/4
3rd 2:40  PRV4-0 EV Erik Foley (4)Josh Wilkins/4, Kyle McKenzie/2
3rd 5:22  PRV5-0 EV Vimal Sukumaran (2)Josh Monk/5, Garrett Gamez/3
3rd 15:04  PRV6-0 EV Anthony Florentino (2)Brian Pinho/5, Jacob Bryson/2
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Providence  2136
Brown  0000
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Providence  15121441
Brown  710421
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Providence (3-3-1)  1/7 8/16 0
Brown (0-2-0)  0/5 9/21 0
Providence Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Hayden Hawkey (W, 3-3-1)60:000 710421
Brown Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Gavin Nieto (L, 0-2-0)45:225 1311428
Connor Maher14:381 0077

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The 14th-ranked Providence College men's hockey team exploded for six goals for the second time in three games during a 6-0 win over Brown on Sunday at Meehan Auditorium in the 31st Mayor's Cup between the cross-city rivals.

Providence improves to 3-3-1 this season, while the Bears drop to 0-2-0.

Hayden Hawkey stopped all 17 shots to earn his first shutout of the season and second of his career. Brown goaltender Gavin Nieto surrendered five goals in 45:22, while Connor Maher allowed one goal in the final 14:38.

Sophomore Garrett Gamez paced the Friars with a career-high three assists and freshman Vimal Sukumaran added his first two collegiate goals as Providence got points from 13 different players on Sunday. Josh Monk and Erik Foley also chipped in with multi-point efforts.

The Friars struck first just 6:18 in as Sukumaran notched his first collegiate goal. A wrist shot from the top of the circles by Garrett Gamez produced a rebound and Sukumaran stuffed it under a sprawled Nieto for the 1-0 lead. Just 4:29 later with the man-advantage, the Friars cashed in on Josh Monk's one-timer from the point through traffic to make it a 2-0 game.

The cross-town rivals were throwing their weight around in a physical opening period that saw the Friars hold a 15-7 advantage in shots.

A penalty-filled second period saw the Friars two-men down in the middle stages of the period, but strong work by the penalty kills units, highlighted by the reach of Vincent Desharnais and the strong work of Hawkey, kept the Bears at bay.

East Providence native Bryan Lemos tacked on his second goal of the season on a rebound off a Gamez shot to put the Friars up 3-0 at the 16:54 mark of the second period.

The Friars tacked on three more goals in the final period as Erik Foley notched his team-high fourth of the season, Sukumaran added his second of the game, and Anthony Florentino wired home his second of the season to make it a 6-0 victory for Providence.

The Friars are back in action next Saturday for a home contest against Merrimack beginning at 7:05 p.m.


1-0 (PC) Vimal Sukumaran (Gamez, Tait): Shot by Gamez with Sukumaran cleaning up the rebound.

2-0 (PC) Josh Monk (PPG) (Walman, Conway): One-timer deflected off a Brown defenseman and inside the right post.

3-0 (PC) Bryan Lemos (Gamez, Foley): 2-on-2 rush, Gamez and Lemos criss-crossed at the blue line with Gamez taking a shot and Lemos finishing off the rebound.

4-0 (PC) Erik Foley (Wilkins, McKenzie): Wilkins cut through the slot and wired a shot, Foley cleaned up the rebound.

5-0 (PC) Vimal Sukumaran (Monk, Gamez): Re-direct off a wrist shot from the blue line.

6-0 (PC) Anthony Florentino (Pinho, Bryson): Wrist shot from the right wing.

Notes: Power Plays - Brown (0/5), Providence (1/8). Final shots on goal: 41-21 in favor of the Friars ... shot attempts: Providence 78, Brown 29 ... the Friars have nine power play goals in their last four games ... the Providence penalty kill has killed off the last 18 shorthanded chances ... Conway extended his point streak to five games (2-3-5), Pinho currently rides a four-game point streak (1-4-5).