|1st||4:31||PRV||1-0||PP||Vimal Sukumaran (1)||Jason O'Neill/1, Tommy Davis/1|
|1st||4:57||PRV||2-0||PP||Erik Foley (1)||Josh Wilkins/1, Jacob Bryson/1|
|2nd||13:03||MIA||1-2||PP||Grant Hutton (1)||Scott Dornbrock/1, Ben Lown/1|
|3rd||6:29||MIA||2-2||EV||Casey Gilling (1)||Grant Hutton/1, Ryan Larkin/1|
|3rd||19:59.1||PRV||3-2||EV GW||Kasper Björkqvist (1)||Ryan Tait/2, Jacob Bryson/2|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Hayden Hawkey (W, 2-0-0)||60:00||2||4||8||6||18|
|Ryan Larkin (L, 0-2-0)||60:00||3||5||8||6||19|
OXFORD, Oh. - Providence College sophomore forward Kasper Björkqvist finished off a rebound with 0.9 seconds remaining in the third period to lift the No. 11/5 Friars to a thrilling 3-2 win over Miami on Saturday night at Steve Cady Arena.
No. 11/5 Providence - 3 | Miami - 2
Providence - 2-0-0 | Miami - 0-2-0
Steve "Coach" Cady Arena - Oxford, Ohio
Hawkey (PC) - 18 saves
Larkin (MU) - 19 saves
- Providence went to work on the power play just 26 seconds into the contest. Miami's Carson Meyer was assessed a five-minute major and game misconduct for boarding Jacob Bryson.
- After coming up empty for the first three minutes of the man-advantage, the Friars converted twice in the span of 26 seconds to grab a 2-0 lead.
- Sophomore Vimal Sukumaran one-timed a cross-crease feed from freshman Jason O'Neill. The assist was O'Neill's first collegiate point and graduate transfer Tommy Davis earned his first point in a Friar uniform on the play.
- Erik Foley extended the lead to 2-0 after one-timing a shot over the shoulder of Larkin. Josh Wilkins and Bryson were credited with the assists on the play.
- After Brandon Duhaime was ejected for a hit from behind, the Friar penalty kill held the RedHawks scoreless, allowing only three shots.
- The RedHawks got one back on the power play at 13:03 of the second period off the stick of defenseman Grant Hutton.
- Providence nearly re-gained to the two-goal cushion off a slick backhand saucer feed from Scott Conway to Sukumaran, but Larkin managed to go post-to-post in time.
- Miami knotted things up early in the third period as Casey Gilling found a seam through traffic.
- The Friars pushed in the final minutes and were rewarded with under a second to play as Björkqvist slammed a rebound of a Ryan Tait shot past Larkin to give Providence a dramatic win.
- Providence is now 6-1-2 in their last eight meetings against the RedHawks.
- The Friars swept the RedHawks in a two-game series for the first time in program history.
- Six different Friars scored this weekend - Tait, Printz, Wilkins, Sukumaran, Foley, and Björkqvist.
HOW THEY SCORED
1-0 (PC) - 4:31/1st - PP - Vimal Sukumaran (O'Neill, Davis) - Cross-crease pass from O'Neill to Sukumaran for a one-timer.
2-0 (PC) - 4:57/1st - PP - Erik Foley (Wilkins, Bryson) - One-timer from the high slot off a feed from Wilkins.
2-1 (MU) - 13:03/2nd - PP - Grant Hutton (Dornbrock, Lown) - One-timer from the point.
2-2 (MU) - 6:29/3rd - EV - Casey Gilling (Hutton, Larkin) - Toss from the point through a screen.
3-2 (PC) - 19:59/3rd - EV - Kasper Björkqvist (Tait, Bryson) - Slammed a rebound through the five-hole on Larkin.
PC GAME HIGHS
Goals: Sukumaran, Foley, Björkqvist (1)
Assists: Bryson (2)
Points: Bryson (2)
Shots: Björkqvist (5)
Providence - 2/5
Miami - 1/5
Providence - 22 (11)
Miami - 20 (9)
The Friars open up their home schedule next Sunday, October 15 against Boston College. Puck drop is slated for 5 p.m. at Schneider Arena.