Junior forward Kasper Bjorkqvist had a goal and an assist for the Friars
Providence Downs Brown At Ledyard Bank Classic, 3-1
Junior forward Kasper Bjorkqvist had a goal and an assist for the Friars

HANOVER, N.H. - Josh Wilkins, Scott Conway and Kasper Bjorkqvist scored third period goals as the No. 10/11 Providence College men's hockey team rallied for a 3-1 win over Brown University on Saturday night in day one of the Ledyard Classic. With the win, Head Coach Nate Leaman earned his 300th career win as a Division I head coach.


No. 10/11 Providence - 3 | Brown - 1


Providence - 10-4-3 (6-2-1 HEA) | Brown - 2-7-3 (2-4-3 ECAC)


Thompson Arena - Hanover, N.H.


Hayden Hawkey (PC) - 13 saves
Luke Kania (Brown) - 41 saves


- Providence out-chanced the Bears early and often in the opening 20 minutes, but it was Brown who took a first period lead as Joachim Weberg slammed a rebound past Hayden Hawkey at 10:53 of the first period.

- The Friars couldn't break through Kania in the second period as the sophomore stopped all 11 shots he faced in the middle frame.

- Spenser Young led the PC attack in the second period with three shots on goal.

- Providence out-attempted the Bears by a 23-6 advantage in the second period.

- The Friars drew even at 4:42 of the third period on Wilkins' sixth goal of the season after putting a loose puck past Kania on a delayed penalty.

- After Bjorkqvist had a goal disallowed due to a distince kicking motion, Providence took the lead for good on Scott Conway's re-direct of a Davis Bunz shot at 10:20.

- Bjorkqvist sealed the game into an empty net with 41.5 seconds left with his team-high ninth goal of the season.

- Wilkins extended his career-long point streak to seven games (4-8-12).

- Bjorkqvist currently rides a five-game point streak (3-5-8).

- The Friars have outscored Brown 14-1 over their last three meetings.

- Providence held an opponent to under 15 shots on goal for the third time this season and have outshot their opponents in every game this season.

- The Bears and Friars met for the 100th time, the second time the matchup has been played outside the state of Rhode Island.

- The Friars now hold a season-long five-game unbeaten streak (3-0-2).

- Nate Leaman became the 46th Division I head coach to reach the 300-win milestone.

- Hayden Hawkey appeared in his 100th career game on Saturday night.


1-0 (Brown) - 10:53/1st - EV - Joachim Weberg (Marchin, Giuttari) - Rebound from a Marchin shot finished right on the top of the crease.

1-1 (Providence) - 4:42/3rd - DP - Josh Wilkins (Dugan, Bjorkqvist) - Stuffed in a loose puck at the top of the crease on a delayed penalty.

2-1 (Providence) - 10:20/3rd - EV - Scott Conway (Bunz, Thompson) - Re-direct at the top of the crease off a point shot from Bunz.

3-1 (Providence) - 19:20/3rd - EN - Kasper Bjorkqvist (Callahan, Desharnais) - Empty net goal.


Goals: Wilkins, Conway, Bjorkqvist (1)
Assists: Six Players (1)
Points: Bjorkqvist (2)
Shots: Conway, Young (7)


Providence - 0/2
Brown - 0/3


Providence - 44
Brown - 14


The Friars will battle tournament host Dartmouth on Sunday night in the Ledyard Classic finale. Puck drop is scheduled for 7 p.m.

Game Summary

Saturday, December 29, 2018
Ledyard Bank Classic at Dartmouth

Game statistics
44 Shots 14
0 / 2 Power Plays 0 / 3
3 / 6 PIM 2 / 4
10-4-3 Records 2-7-3
Providence Brown
Joachim Weberg (3)
Josh Wilkins (6)
Scott Conway (5)
3rd/10:20  GW
Kasper Björkqvist (9)
3rd/19:19  EN
Providence Brown
Hayden Hawkey
60:00, 13 Saves, 1 GA
(W, 10-4-2)
Luke Kania
59:00, 41 Saves, 2 GA
(L, 0-3-2)

Empty Net
1:00, 1 GA