Providence College Rallies Past Maine, 3-2
Junior defenseman Jake Walman scores late game-winning goal for Friars

Junior defenseman Jake Walman scored the game-winning goal for the Friars
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
2nd 17:02  PRV1-0 EV Erik Foley (9)Josh Monk/15
3rd 2:18  MNE1-1 PP Patrick Holway (4)Ryan Smith/5, Blaine Byron/16
3rd 3:17  MNE2-1 EV Chase Pearson (11)Mark Hamilton/8, Rob Michel/10
3rd 8:36  PRV2-2 EV Josh Wilkins (10)Brian Pinho/18, Erik Foley/12
3rd 18:07  PRV3-2 PP GW Jake Walman (5)Jacob Bryson/12, Erik Foley/13
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Maine  0022
Providence  0123
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Maine  891431
Providence  1315836
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Maine (10-14-3)  1/3 4/8 0
Providence (15-8-4)  1/3 4/8 0
Maine Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Rob McGovern (L, 9-10-3)59:073 1314633
Empty Net0:530     
Providence Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Hayden Hawkey (W, 15-8-4)60:002 891229

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Jake Walman's power play goal with 1:53 to play capped a third period rally as the 15th-ranked Providence College men's hockey team outlasted Maine, 3-2, on Friday night at Schneider Arena. With the win, the Friars extended their winning streak to six games.


No. 15 Providence - 3 | Maine - 2


Providence - 15-8-4 (7-6-2 HEA) | Maine - 10-14-3 (4-10-1 HEA)


Schneider Arena - Providence, R.I. (2,169)​


- The Friars outshot the Black Bears by a 13-8 margin in the first period and won 17-of-22 face-offs in the opening frame.

- Shane Kavanagh and Robbie Hennessey generated three shots on goal each in the opening 20 minutes of play.

- The Friars are 6-4-2 when tied after one period this season.

- Providence appeared to take the lead 10:35 into the second period, but the officials ruled that Garrett Gamez directed the puck into the net with his skate.

- The Black Bears blocked 11 shots in the second period. Providence outshot Maine, 15-9 in the middle period.

- Maine took a 2-1 lead just 3:17 into the third period with two goals in a span of 59 seconds by Patrick Holway and Chase Pearson.

- Josh Wilkins became Providence's first double-digit goal scorer of the season with his game-tying goal in the third period.

- Jake Walman's 5th goal of the season with 1:53 to play gave the Friars the lead on the power play with Maine's Cedric Lacroix in the box for delay of game.

- Walman's goal snapped a 0-for-14 stretch on the power play for the Friars dating back to Jan. 20.

- Shots on goal: Providence 36, Maine 31. Shot attempts: Providence 71, UNH 46.

- Shot blocks: Providence 10, Maine 16.

- Providence extended its unbeaten streak against Maine to 13 games (12-0-1) and have won nine consecutive games dating back to 2014.

- Foley's three points were a career-high for the sophomore.

- Hawkey finished the night with 29 saves and has surrendered two or fewer goals in 14 of his last 16 outings.

- Rob McGovern turned away 33 shots from the Black Bears.


1-0 (PC) - 17:02/2nd - EV - Erik Foley (Monk) - Erik Foley carried the puck into the zone and turned the corner under the faceoff circle and powered the puck through McGovern.

1-1 (Maine) - 2: 18/ 3rd - PP - Patrick Holway (Smith, Byron) - Smith moved the puck across the zone for an open Holway for a snap shot over Hawkey's shoulder.

2-1 (Maine) - 3:17/3rd - EV - Chase Pearson (Hamilton, Michel) - Hamilton's point shot rebounded to Pearson on the far post to sneak the puck in short side.

2-2 (PC) - 8:36/3rd - EV - Josh Wilkins (Pinho, Foley) - Foley made a behind-the-back pass to Pinho at the top of the faceoff circle. Pinho turned on the puck for a quick wrist shot and was tipped by Josh Wilkins in front to beat McGovern.

3-2 (PC) - 18:07/3rd - PP - Jake Walman (Bryson, Foley) - Bryson fed Walman across the blue line. Walman's shot from the point made its way through traffic and to the top corner of the net.


Points: Foley (1-2-3)
Goals: Foley (1); Wilkins (1); Walman (1)
Assists: Foley (2)
Shots: Kavanagh (6)
Face-offs: Pinho (11/18)


Providence - 1/3
Maine - 1/3


The Friars and Black Bears will conclude their regular season series tomorrow night at Schneider Arena beginning at 7 p.m.