Providence College Falls To Holy Cross In Overtime, 2-1

Sophomore forward Erik Foley scored a goal for the Friars
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
3rd 14:19  PRV1-0 PP Erik Foley (2)Scott Conway/1, Josh Monk/2
3rd 16:35  HCR1-1 EV Neil Robinson (2)Spencer Trapp/4, Scott Pooley/3
OT 1:41  HCR2-1 EV GW Johnny Coughlin (1)Mitch Collett/1, Danny Lopez/4
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd OT Final
Providence  00101
Holy Cross  00112
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd OT SOG
Providence  121111034
Holy Cross  568221
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Providence (1-2-0)  1/3 5/10 0
Holy Cross (2-0-1)  0/5 3/6 0
Providence Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 OT Saves
Hayden Hawkey (L, 1-2-0)61:412 567119
Holy Cross Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 OT Saves
Paul Berrafato (W, 2-0-1)61:411 121110033

WORCESTER, Mass. - Erik Foley's third period goal gave the Friars the lead but a late strike in regulation and an eventual overtime winner by Johnny Coughlin gave the Holy Cross Crusaders a 2-1 win over the Providence College men's hockey team in front of 2,142 at the DCU Center on Saturday night.

With the loss, Providence falls to 1-2-0 this season while Holy Cross remains unbeaten at 2-0-1. Hayden Hawkey made 19 stops for the Friars with counterpart Paul Berrafato stopping 33-of-34 shots on goal.

After a slow start offensively for both teams and an early penalty kill, the Friars started to find some rhythm offensively. After a strong individual effort by sophomore Scott Conway (Basingstoke, England) drew a penalty, Providence was able to register six shots on goal during the man-advantage. Jacob Bryson (London, Ontario) had one of the better opportunities on the power play as he wired a wrist shot but Berrafato flashed the glove to deny the freshman.

The Friars continued strong work in the offensive zone in the second period but couldn't cash in. A strong performer in his first collegiate game, freshman Shane Kavanagh (East Providence, R.I.) nearly gave the Friars a lead when a loose puck trickled along the goal line, but was swept away before he could get a stick on it.

Brian Pinho looked to ignite the Friars in the latter stages of the period as he broke in on a pass through the seam from Jake Walman (Toronto, Ont.) and ripped a low shot that was kicked out by Berrafato.

Looking for success on the power play after a 1/17 weekend against Miami, the Friars finally cashed in on Erik Foley's second tally of the season with just 5:41 to play. Assisted by Scott Conway and Josh Monk, Foley worked his way down the right wing and stuffed home a shot after a strong net drive to put the Friars ahead.

The Crusaders knotted the game just 2:16 later as Neil Robinson re-directed a point shot from Spencer Trapp over the shoulder of Hawkey.

After Providence killed off a penalty in overtime, Coughlin beat Hawkey to the post on a wrap-around to give the host Crusaders the victory.

The Friars are back in action next weekend with a North Country doubleheader against Clarkson (Oct. 21) and St. Lawrence (Oct. 22). Both games are slated for a 7:05 p.m. faceoff at Schneider Arena.


1-0 (PC) PPG Erik Foley (Conway, Monk): Stong net drive and stuff at the goal mouth.

1-1 (HC) Neil Robinson (Trapp, Pooley): Re-direct off a point shot at the hash marks.

2-1 (HC) Johnny Coughlin (Collett): Wrap-around at the right post in overtime.

Notes: Power Plays - Holy Cross (0/5), Providence (1/3). Final shots on goal: 34-21 in favor of the Friars ... shot attempts: Providence 66, Holy Cross 35 ... The last four Friar losses have been by 2-1 scores, with three of those coming in overtime ... freshman Shane Kavanagh debuted with three shots on goal, while Bryan Lemos led the way with seven shots for the Friars.​