|1st||8:23||PRV||1-0||EV||Jake Walman (1)||Brian Pinho/6, Erik Foley/5|
|1st||10:48||MER||1-1||EV||Brett Seney (3)||Mathieu Tibbet/3, Alfred Larsson/1|
|1st||15:10||MER||2-1||PP||Hampus Gustafsson (6)||Brett Seney/7, Jace Hennig/5|
|3rd||15:57||PRV||2-2||EV GT||Anthony Florentino (3)||Garrett Gamez/4, Jacob Bryson/3|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||OT||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Drew Vogler (T, 4-3-2)||65:00||2||12||11||3||1||27|
|Hayden Hawkey (T, 3-3-2)||64:09||2||8||11||3||2||24|
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The No. 15/14 Providence College men's hockey team tied the Merrimack College Warriors on Nov. 5 at Schneider Arena, 2-2, in the home Hockey East opener for the Friars. The Friars move to 3-3-2 (0-1-1 HE) and the Warriors move to 4-4-2 (0-1-2 HE).
Providence took the lead just over nine minutes into the opening period when Jake Walman (Toronto, Ontario) scored his first goal of the season. Erik Foley (Mansfield, Mass.) moved the puck around the boards in the offensive wall and Brian Pinho (North Andover, Mass.) chipped the puck to Walman on the point. Walman's shot found a seam through traffic and past Merrimack's Drew Vogler for a 1-0 Friar lead.
Merrimack evened the score with nine minutes remaining in the first on a goal by Brett Seney. The Warriors took the lead with 4:50 remaining in the first period when Hampus Gustafsson scored on an odd-man rush after a cross-ice feed from Seney at the top of the circles.
The Friars and Warriors skated through a scoreless second period. Hayden Hawkey (Parker, Colo.) made 11 saves and Providence registered 11 shots on net for a two-period total of 24.
With 4:03 remaining in regulation Anthony Florentino (West Roxbury, Mass.) tallied his third goal of the season, scoring from the point. Jacob Bryson (London, Ontario) collected the puck off the wall and moved it to Garrett Gamez (Chino Hills, Calif.) at the center point. Gamez forwarded the puck along to Florentino and he beat Vogler clean with a slap shot to draw the Friars even at 2-2.
Neither team could muster much of an offensive attack in the extra session as the Friars registered their first point in the Hockey East standings this season.
Hawkey finished the game with 24 saves, while Drew Vogler led the way with 27 stops for the Warriors.
After an idle slate next weekend, the Friars are back in action on Friday, Nov. 18 at Matthews Arena against Northeastern for a home-and-home set with the Huskies.
HOW THEY SCORED
1-0 (PC) Jake Walman (Pinho, Foley): Wrist shot from the point through traffic.
1-1 (MC) Brett Seney (Tibbet, Larsson): Centering feed from Tibbet, Seney whirled around and fired a low shot past Hawkey.
2-1 (MC) Hampus Gustafsson (Seney, Hennig): One-timer off from a Seney cross-ice pass on an odd-man rush.
2-2 (PC) Anthony Florentino (Gamez, Bryson): Slap shot from the right circle.
Notes: Power Plays - Merrimack (1/8), Providence (0/4). Final shots on goal: 29-26 in favor of the Friars ... shot attempts: Providence 53, Merrimack 48 ... the Providence penalty kill had killed off 19 consecutive shorthanded chances before Gustafsson's goal ... Pinho currently rides a five-game point streak (1-6-7) ... Florentino has now scored in three of his last four games ... Providence has held Merrimack to two or fewer goals in 13 straight meetings.