|1st||1:01||PRV||1-0||EV||Kasper Björkqvist (6)||Jacob Bryson/10|
|1st||17:52||UNH||1-1||EV||Brendan van Riemsdyk (5)||Liam Blackburn/6, Charlie Kelleher/7|
|2nd||0:40||PRV||2-1||EV||Erik Foley (8)||-|
|2nd||19:20||PRV||3-1||EV GW||Vimal Sukumaran (4)||Erik Foley/9|
|3rd||4:03||PRV||4-1||EV EA DP||Erik Foley (9)||Jacob Bryson/11, Brian Pinho/7|
|3rd||11:44||UNH||2-4||EV||Marcus Vela (3)||Max Gildon/6, Cameron Marks/4|
|3rd||16:17||PRV||5-2||EV||Vimal Sukumaran (5)||Robbie Hennessey/3, Shane Kavanagh/2|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|New Hampshire (7-5-1)||0/2||6/20||0|
|New Hampshire Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Daniel Tirone (L, 7-5-1)||43:58||4||9||13||4||26|
|Hayden Hawkey (W, 9-5-0)||59:55||2||8||4||8||20|
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Erik Foley and Vimal Sukumaran each recorded two goals as the No. 9 Providence College men's hockey team cruised to a 5-2 win over No. 13/14 New Hampshire in a key Hockey East contest on Friday night at Schneider Arena.
No. 9 Providence - 5 | No. 13/14 New Hampshire - 2
Providence - 9-5-1 (6-3-1 HEA) | New Hampshire - 7-5-1 (3-4-1 HEA)
Schneider Arena - Providence, R.I.
Hawkey (PC) - 20 saves
Tirone (UNH) - 26 saves; Robinson - 7 saves
- The Friars jumped on the board early just 1:01 into the contest as Kasper Björkqvist notched his sixth goal of the season and first goal in five games on a coast-to-coast rush.
- Jacob Bryson recorded his team-leading 10th assist of the season on the play.
- Providence jumped out to a 5-0 lead in shots before the Wildcats outshot the Friars by a 9-4 margin to conclude the first period.
- Hayden Hawkey made multiple key saves in the first period, none better than a point-blank stop on UNH's Jason Salvaggio.
- Foley gave the Friars a 2-1 lead just 40 seconds into the second period after intercepting a pass in the Wildcats' zone and firing a wrister past Tirone.
- Sukumaran notched his fourth of the season after a shot that whistled over the blocker of Tirone with 40 seconds remaining in the period.
- Foley added his second of the evening on a delayed penalty 4:03 into the third period with Brandon Duhaime setting the screen in front for his team-leading ninth goal of the season.
- The Wildcats cut the deficit to 4-2 at the 11:44 mark on a strike from Marcus Vela.
- Sukumaran rounded out the scoring at 16:17 with his fifth of the season off of assists by Robbie Hennessey and Shane Kavanagh.
- Foley now has 14 points in his last seven games (6-8-14) after a three-point performance on Friday night.
- Brian Pinho extended his point streak to six games (3-5-8) with an assist on Friday.
- Providence's unbeaten streak in Hockey East games was extended to five games (4-0-1).
- The Friars' three-game winning streak over New Hampshire is the longest streak over the Wildcats since 1992.
- Bryson finished the night at +5, while defense partner Tommy Davis finished at +4.
HOW THEY SCORED
1-0 (PC) - 1:01/1st - EV - Kasper Björkqvist (Bryson) - Coast-to-coast rush and net drive on the backhand past Tirone.
1-1 (UNH) - 17:52/1st - EV - Brendan van Riemsdyk (Blackburn, Kelleher) - Centering feed from behind the net out front to van Riemsdyk for a one-timer.
2-1 (PC) - 0:40/2nd - EV - Erik Foley - Intercepted a pass in the UNH zone and wristed a shot inside the far post.
3-1 (PC) - 19:40/2nd - EV - Vimal Sukumaran (Foley) - Snap shot over the blocker of Tirone from the top of the circles.
4-1 (PC) - 4:03/3rd - DP - Erik Foley (Bryson, Pinho) - Whirl-around shot from the half wall through a screen.
4-2 (UNH) - 11:44/3rd - EV - Marcus Vela (Gildon, Marks) - Wrist shot from the top of the circles over the blocker of Hawkey.
5-2 (PC) - 16:17/3rd - EV - Vimal Sukumaran (Hennessey, Kavanagh) - Hennessey centered it to Sukumaran at the top of the crease and he swept a shot through the five-hole of Robinson.
PC GAME HIGHS
Goals: Foley, Sukumaran (2)
Assists: Bryson (2)
Points: Foley (3)
Shots: Conway, Foley (5)
Providence - 0/4
New Hampshire - 0/2
Providence - 38
New Hampshire - 22
The Friars and Wildcats will conclude their regular season series tomorrow night at the Whittemore Center in Durham, N.H.