HANOVER, N.H. - Scott Conway scored twice and Brandon Duhaime added three assists as a second period outburst gave the No. 10/11 Providence College men's hockey team a 5-3 win over Dartmouth in the championship game of the 2018 Ledyard Classic on Sunday night at Thompson Arena.
No. 10/11 Providence - 5 | Dartmouth - 3
Providence - 11-4-3 (6-2-1 HEA) | Dartmouth - 5-7-1 (4-2-1 ECAC)
Thompson Arena - Hanover, N.H.
Hayden Hawkey (PC) - 30 saves
Adrian Clark (Dartmouth) - 22 saves
- The Friars jumped on the board early just 2:32 into the game on Jack Dugan's seventh strike of the season, finishing off a drive to the net by Kasper Bjorkqvist.
- The Big Green responded with a pair of goals 3:27 apart off the sticks of Alex Jasiek and Connor Yau.
- Providence exploded for four goals in a span of 3:46 early in the second period.
- Ryan Tait notched his first goal of the season, a shorthanded marker to tie the game at 2-2.
- Off the ensuing faceoff, Scott Conway buries his sixth goal of the year just nine seconds later.
- The Friars cashed in on the power play minutes later as Vimal Sukumaran finished off a cross-ice pass from Josh Wilkins.
- Conway added his third goal of the weekend just 1:16 later to give the Friars a 5-2 lead through 40 minutes.
- Providence killed off two penalties in the third period as the Big Green began to make a push in the Friars' zone.
- Will Graber cut the lead to 5-3 with 1:27 remaining in regulation to close out the scoring.
- Wilkins extended his career-long point streak to eight games (4-10-14).
- Bjorkqvist currently rides a six-game point streak (3-6-9), which matches a career-long.
- Duhaime recorded his second three-point effort in the last three games and his first career three-assist game.
- Providence was outshot by an opponent for the first time this seasaon.
- The Friars now hold a season-long six-game unbeaten streak (4-0-2) and winning streak (4 games).
- Scott Conway was named the tournament MVP, while Hayden Hawkey was named the top goaltender.
- Brandon Duhaime and Josh Wilkins earned All-Tournament Team accolades.
HOW THEY SCORED
1-0 (Providence) - 2:32/1st - EV - Jack Dugan (Bjorkqvist, Wilkins) - Strong net drive by Bjorkqvist and Dugan stuffed the rebound past Clark.
1-1 (Dartmouth) - 12:30/1st - PP - Alex Jasiek (Strong, Clark) - Finished off a loose puck at the top of the crease.
2-1 (Dartmouth) - 16:03/1st - EV - Connor Yau (Hesler, Matthews) - Wrist shot from the point through a screen.
2-2 (Providence) - 4:04/2nd - SH - Ryan Tait (McDermott, Young) - 2-on-1 shorthanded, Tait finished off McDermott's rebound from the top of the crease.
3-2 (Providence) - 4:13/2nd - EV - Scott Conway (Duhaime) - Wrist shot from the high slot off a feed from Duhaime.
4-2 (Providence) - 6:34/2nd - PP - Vimal Sukumaran (Wilkins, Duhaime) - Cross-crease pass from Wilkins to Sukumaran for a tap-in at the far post.
5-2 (Providence) - 7:50/2nd - EV - Scott Conway (Duhaime) - Centering pass from Duhaime and Conway finished off the loose puck right on the doorstep.
5-3 (Dartmouth) - 18:33/3rd - EV - Will Graber (Foreman, O'Connor) - Centering feed from Foreman to Graber for a one-timer point blank.
PC GAME HIGHS
Goals: Conway (2)
Assists: Duhaime (3)
Points: Duhaime (3)
Shots: Conway, Tait (3)
Providence - 1/2
Dartmouth - 1/5
Providence - 27
Dartmouth - 33
The Friars will host the nationally ranked Miami RedHawks for a two-game series next weekend (Jan. 4-5) at Schneider Arena. Saturday's game can be seen live on NBC Sports Boston beginning at 7 p.m.