Providence College Notches 3-1 Win At Miami
Junior forward Ryan Tait posts goal and assist for Friars

Junior forward Ryan Tait had a goal and an assist for the Friars
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 7:57  PRV1-0 EV Ryan Tait (1)Brandon Duhaime/1
1st 17:17  MIA1-1 EV Austin Alger (1)Phil Knies/1, Casey Gilling/1
2nd 18:54  PRV2-1 EV GW Greg Printz (1)Ryan Tait/1
3rd 0:50  PRV3-1 EV Josh Wilkins (1)Erik Foley/1
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Providence  1113
Miami  1001
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Providence  1014630
Miami  1171432
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Providence (1-0-0)  0/3 10/20 0
Miami (0-1-0)  0/9 4/8 0
Providence Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Hayden Hawkey (W, 1-0-0)60:001 1071431
Miami Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Ryan Larkin (L, 0-1-0)58:123 913527
Empty Net1:480     

OXFORD, Ohio - The No. 11/5 Providence College men's hockey team kicked off the 2017-18 campaign with a strong 3-1 effort on the road at Miami University on Friday night in Oxford, Ohio.

SCORE

No. 11/5 Providence - 3 | Miami - 1

RECORDS

Providence - 1-0-0 | Miami - 0-1-0

VENUE

Steve "Coach" Cady Arena - Oxford, Ohio

GOALIES

Hawkey (PC) - 31 saves

Larkin (MU) - 27 saves

NOTES

- Ryan Tait (Santa Clarita, Calif.) notched his first goal of the season at the 7:57 mark to put Providence up 1-0. Brandon Duhaime was credited with the assist after a strong forecheck forced a turnover in the Miami zone.

- The Friars held a 10-2 advantage in shots prior to back-to-back power play chances for the RedHawks in the final five minutes of the period.

- Providence caught a break midway through the second period when Gordie Green broke in all alone but his shot rang off the crossbar and stayed out.

- Kasper Bjrkqvist (Espoo, Finland) and Scott Conway (Basingstoke, England) led the Friar power play with a few glorious chances, including Conway's shot that rang the post to the right of Larkin.

- Providence outshot the RedHawks by a 14-0 margin to close out the second period.

- Tait notched his second point of the night as he sent in freshman Greg Printz on a breakaway and he converted with his first collegiate goal to give the Friars a 2-1 lead after 40 minutes.

- Josh Wilkins (Raleigh, N.C.) gave Providence a two-goal cushion just 50 seconds into the third period as he wired a wrist shot over the shoulder of Larkin for the sophomore's first tally of the season.

- Seconds later, Miami appeared to cut the deficit back to one goal on a net drive by Kiefer Sherwood, but the officials waived the goal off due to goaltender interference.

- The Friars killed off four Miami power play chances in the final 20 minutes.

- Head Coach Nate Leaman's teams are now 6-1-0 in season-openers.

- Newcomers Tommy Davis (Ho-Ho-Kus, N.J.), Jeff Baum (Colleyville, Texas), Ben Mirageas (Newburyport, Mass.), Greg Printz (Fairfax, Va.), Jason O'Neill (Odenton, Md.), and Bailey Conger (Boise, Idaho) all made their Friar debuts.

- Providence is now 5-1-2 in their last eight meetings against the RedHawks.

- Hayden Hawkey (Parker, Colo.) earned his 25th career victory in goal for the Friars.

HOW THEY SCORED

1-0 (PC) - 7:57/1st - EV - Ryan Tait (Duhaime) - Quick snap shot from the bottom of the circle that beat Larkin short-side.

1-1 (MU) - 17:17/1st - EV - Austin Alger (Knies, Gilling) - Wrist shot from the top of the slot through a screen.

2-1 (PC) - 18:54/2nd - EV - Greg Printz (Tait) - Breakaway finished on the backhand.

3-1 (PC) - :50/3rd - EV - Josh Wilkins - Wrist shot under the crossbar from the top of the circles.

PC GAME HIGHS

Goals: Tait, Printz, Wilkins (1)

Assists: Tait, Duhaime (1)

Points: Tait (2)

Shots: Foley (5)

POWER PLAYS

Providence - 0/3

Miami - 0/9

SHOTS (blocked)

Providence - 30 (12)

Miami - 32 (8)

UP NEXT

Providence concludes its two-game series at Miami on Saturday night. Faceoff is slated for 8 p.m. from Steve "Coach" Cady Arena.