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Freshman Jack Dugan scored a goal and two assists for the Friars
Providence Earns Weekend Sweep with 7-5 Win Against Merrimack
Freshman Jack Dugan scored a goal and two assists for the Friars

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Freshman Jack Dugan had three points and seven different players scored as the No. 9/9 Providence College men's hockey team outlasted Merrimack, 7-5, on Saturday night at Schneider Arena. With the win, the Friars earned the sweep over the Warriors to improve to 7-3-1 overall and 4-2-0 in Hockey East play.


No. 9/9 Providence - 7 | Merrimack- 5


Providence - 7-3-1 (4-2-0 HEA) | Merrimack - 4-9-0 (2-5-0 HEA)


Schneider Arena - Providence, R.I.


Hayden Hawkey (PC) - 17 saves
Craig Pantano (MC) - 30 saves


- The teams combined for five goals in the opening period as Scott Conway, Josh Wilkins, and Jack Dugan each found the back of the net in the opening period.

- After scoring 13 seconds into Friday night's game, Conway got the Friars rolling 21 seconds in with his third goal of the season.

- Merrimack drew even shorthanded on Logan Drevitch's goal at 10:51.

- Wilkins and Dugan extended the Friar lead to 3-1 on goals 2:01 apart.

- The Friars held a 17-4 edge in shots during the second period, but the Warriors struck twice in the period to draw the game close. Michael Babcock knotted the game at 3-3 at 4:41.

- Goals by Tyce Thompson and Kasper Björkqvist 11 seconds apart midway through the period gave the Friars a 5-3 lead before Chase Gresock made it a 5-4 game.

- Brandon Duhaime responded with his fifth goal of the season at 15:13 and Greg Printz added his fourth of the season to put the Friars up 7-3 after two periods.

- Chase Olsen drew the Warriors within two goals at 14:36 of the third period.

- John McDermott earned his first point as a Friar with an assist on Tyce Thompson's goal.

- Jacob Bryson currently rides a five-game point streak (1-6-7) after two assists on Saturday night.

- Providence scored at least seven goals in back-to-back games for the first time in the Nate Leaman era.

- Dugan has posted five goals and seven assists in six Hockey East games this season. He leads all NCAA freshmen in scoring with 14 points.

- Björkqvist, Duhaime, Dugan, and Thompson scored in both games against Merrimack this weekend.

- The teams combined for 17 penalties totaling 50 penalty minutes.

- Jason O'Neill, Spenser Young, Michael Callahan, and Vimal Sukumaran each chipped in with an assist tonight.


Goals: Seven players (1)
Assists: Dugan, Bryson (2)
Points: Dugan (3)
Shots: Conway (6)


Providence - 2/7
Merrimack - 1/8


Providence - 37
Merrimack - 22


The Friars head out to Denver next weekend for a two-game set against the nationally-ranked Pioneers beginning Friday night at Magness Arena.

Game Summary

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Game statistics
22 Shots 37
1 / 8 Power Plays 2 / 7
9 / 34 PIM 8 / 16
4-9-0 Records 7-3-1
Merrimack Providence
Scott Conway (3)
Logan Drevitch (2)
1st/10:51 SH
Josh Wilkins (3)
1st/12:22 PP
Jack Dugan (5)
Johnathan Kovacevic (3)
1st/19:01 PP
Michael Babcock (2)
Tyce Thompson (2)
Kasper Björkqvist (6)
Chase Gresock (3)
Brandon Duhaime (5)
2nd/15:13 PP GW
Greg Printz (4)
Chase Olsen (1)
Merrimack Providence
Craig Pantano
59:01, 30 Saves, 7 GA
(L, 4-7-0)

Empty Net
0:59, 0 GA
Hayden Hawkey
59:53, 17 Saves, 5 GA
(W, 7-3-0)

Empty Net
0:07, 0 GA