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Junior forward Kasper Björkqvist scored a pair of goals for the Friars
Providence College Skates Past Merrimack College, 7-2
Junior forward Kasper Björkqvist scored a pair of goals for the Friars

NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. - The Merrimack College men's ice hockey team saw freshman Chase Gresock and junior Tyler Drevitch record a goal each, but the team was held to only 11 shots on goal for the entire game, as the Warriors fell to ninth-ranked Providence College on Friday at Lawler Rink.


The Basics

Score: Providence 7, Merrimack 2
Records: Merrimack (4-8-0, 2-4-0 HEA) | #9 Providence (6-3-1, 3-2-0 HEA)
Location: Lawler Rink | North Andover, Mass.
Attendance: 2,235
Game Duration: 2:13


How It Happened

- Providence pulled out to a 3-0 lead in the first, scoring just 13 seconds in before adding even-strength strikes at 10:24 and 17:20.

- The only goal in the second period came just ahead of the eighth minute, as the Friars scored again to build a 4-0 lead after 40 minutes of play.

- The visitors' lead reached as high as six goals after a 5-on-3 strike just 1:09 into the third and then another goal off a turnover two minutes later. Merrimack got its legs back with two quick tallies in succession three minutes later. First it was Gresock lighting the lamp for the second time in three games at the 6:22 mark, and then less than 20 seconds later Drevitch buried his own rebound for his second of the year to get the Warriors within four. But the Friars were the last team to light the lamp on the night and held on from there to take the five-goal decision.


Notes & Numbers

- Merrimack fell to 1-7-2 in its last 10 games against Providence dating back to the start of the 2015-16 season.

- Friday's game was just the fifth game for Merrimack that hasn't been decided by a goal. They led the nation in one-goal games (7) coming into the day.

- Goaltenders: Craig Pantano (12 saves, 4-6-0); Drew Vogler (25 saves) // Hayden Hawkey (9 saves, 6-3-0)

- Power Plays: 0-2 | 1-4

- Shots on Goal: 1-15 // 4-8 // 6-21 - 11-44

- Faceoffs: 26 // 34


Merrimack Lineup

Forwards
L. Drevitch | Babcock | Tavernier
Coomes | T. Drevitch | McBride
Gresock | Kramer | Irvine
Seyfert | Bales | McKay

Defense
Dockery | Kovacevic
Heidt | Carle
Cook | McArdle
Lööf

Goaltenders
Pantano | Vogler | Halladay


Up Next

Merrimack and Providence conclude the weekend series at Schneider Arena tomorrow night, with puck drop set for 7 p.m.

Game Summary

Friday, November 16, 2018

7
2
Game statistics
44 Shots 11
1 / 4 Power Plays 0 / 2
4 / 8 PIM 6 / 12
6-3-1 Records 4-8-0
GOAL SCORERS
Providence Merrimack
Brandon Duhaime (4)
1st/0:13
Tyce Thompson (1)
1st/10:24
Jack Dugan (4)
1st/17:20  GW
Jason O'Neill (1)
2nd/7:44
Kasper Björkqvist (4)
3rd/1:09 PP
Vimal Sukumaran (2)
3rd/3:29
Chase Gresock (2)
3rd/6:22
Tyler Drevitch (2)
3rd/6:40
Kasper Björkqvist (5)
3rd/9:08
GOALTENDERS
Providence Merrimack
Hayden Hawkey
59:43, 9 Saves, 2 GA
(W, 6-3-0)

Empty Net
0:17, 0 GA
Craig Pantano
27:44, 12 Saves, 4 GA
(L, 4-6-0)

Drew Vogler
32:16, 25 Saves, 3 GA