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Freshman forward Jack Dugan registered two assists for the Friars
Providence Surges Past Miami, 4-2
Freshman forward Jack Dugan registered two assists for the Friars

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The No. 10 Providence College men's hockey team skated to a 4-2 victory over the No. 16 Miami RedHawks on Friday, Jan. 4 at Schneider Arena. The Friars extended their winning streak to five games and are now unbeaten in their last seven (5-0-2).

SCORE

No. 10 Providence - 4 | No. 16 Miami - 2

RECORDS

Providence - 12-4-3 (6-2-1 HEA) | Miami - 9-7-3 (3-3-2 NCHC)

VENUE

Schneider Arena - Providence, R.I.

GOALIES

Hayden Hawkey (PC) - 13 saves
Ryan Larkin (Miami) - 38 saves


NOTES

- Tyce Thompson got the Friars on the board early in the first, scoring just 4:22 in. His third-career goal was assisted by Brandon Duhaime and Vincent Desharnais.

- Miami responded with a power-play goal less than two minutes later. Ryan Siroky squeaked a shot past Hayden Hawkey for his fourth of the season.

- The RedHawks added a second power-play goal at the 17:10 mark of the first. Josh Melnick walked off the boards on the right wing and slipped a shot through Hawkey's five-hole to make it 2-1.

- Providence applied pressure early in the middle stanza, notching the game up at the 6:33 mark of the second. Kasper Björkqvist played the puck to Jack Dugan, who fed it to Scott Conway for a back-door finish. The senior's goal was his eighth of the season.

- The Friars ended up outshooting the RedHawks 14-3 in the second period.

- Matt Koopman scored his first-career goal to give the Friars a 3-2 lead nearing the midpoint of the third. Dugan skated through the zone and shoveled the puck over to Josh Wilkins. He took a wrist shot that Koopman tipped past Ryan Larkin.

- Vimal Sukumaran extended the Friars' lead late in the game. He pushed a shot through Larkin's five-hole from the top of the crease for his fourth goal of the season. Greg Printz earned his second assist of the season on the play.

- The Friars ended up outshooting Miami 42-15.

- Ryan Larkin was forced to make a season-high 38 saves in net for Miami.

- Björkqvist's assist puts him on a seven-game point streak (3-7-10), which marks a new career-long.

- Wilkins extended his career-long point streak to nine games (4-11-15). He leads the Friars in scoring with 22 points overall.

- Providence improved to 8-1-2 in their last 11 games against the RedHawks.

- The Friars have rallied from first period deficits to win in three-consecutive games. It was the first time Providence won this season when tied after two periods (1-1-2).


HOW THEY SCORED

1-0 (Providence) - 4:22/1st - EV - Tyce Thompson (Duhaime, Desharnais) - Thompson turned and fired a wrist shot from the right dot.

1-1 (Miami) - 6:02/1st - PP - Ryan Siroky (Knies, Daschke) - One-timer from the slot that went off Hawkey's stick and trickled in.

2-1 (Miami) - 17:10/1st - PP - Josh Melnick (Hutton, Daschke) - Melnick walked off the boards and slid a shot through Hawkey's five-hole.

2-2 (Providence) - 6:33/2nd - PP - Scott Conway (Björkqvist, Dugan) - Tic-tac-toe passing that led to a back-door finish for Conway.

3-2 (Providence) - 8:46/3rd - EV - Matt Koopman (Wilkins, Dugan) - Shot from Wilkins that was tipped in by Koopman in front.

4-2 (Providence) - 15:56/3rd - EV - Vimal Sukumaran (Printz) - Shot from the top of the crease through Larkin's five-hole.


PC GAME HIGHS

Goals: Thompson, Conway, M. Koopman, Sukumaran (1)
Assists: Dugan (2)
Points: Dugan (2)
Shots: Conway, M. Koopman (5)


POWER PLAYS

Providence - 1/2
Miami - 2/4


SHOTS

Providence - 42
Miami - 15


UP NEXT

The Friars and RedHawks conclude their two-game series tomorrow night (Jan. 5) on NBC Sports Boston beginning at 7 p.m.

Game Summary

Friday, January 4, 2019

2
4
Game statistics
15 Shots 42
2 / 4 Power Plays 1 / 2
3 / 6 PIM 5 / 10
9-7-3 Records 12-4-3
GOAL SCORERS
Miami Providence
Tyce Thompson (3)
1st/4:22
Ryan Siroky (4)
1st/6:02 PP
Josh Melnick (7)
1st/17:10 PP
Scott Conway (8)
2nd/6:33 PP
Matt Koopman (1)
3rd/8:46  GW
Vimal Sukumaran (4)
3rd/15:56
GOALTENDERS
Miami Providence
Ryan Larkin
59:11, 38 Saves, 4 GA
(L, 8-5-1)

Empty Net
0:49, 0 GA
Hayden Hawkey
59:33, 13 Saves, 2 GA
(W, 12-4-2)

Empty Net
0:27, 0 GA