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Freshman forward Anthony Del Gaizo scored the game-winning goal for the Minutemen
Late Goal Give Massachusetts 3-2 Win At Providence
Freshman forward Anthony Del Gaizo scored the game-winning goal for the MInutemen

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Anthony Del Gaizo tipped in a point shot with 1:49 remaining to give the No. 9/9 UMass Minutemen a 3-2 win over the Providence College men's hockey team on Saturday night at Schneider Arena.


SCORE

No. 4/3 Providence - 2 | No. 9/9 UMass - 3

RECORDS

Providence - 5-3-1 (2-2-0 HEA) | UMass - 8-1-0 (5-0-0 HEA)

VENUE

Schneider Arena - Providence, R.I.

GOALIES

Hayden Hawkey (PC) - 10 saves
Matt Murray (UM) - 29 saves


NOTES

- Similar to Thursday, the Minutemen struck early on the power play as Philip Lagunov notched his fourth goal of the season at 3:35 of the first period.

- The Minutemen extended their lead to 2-0 shorthanded after Brett Boeing forced a turnover behind the Friar net and put a wrap-around into an empty net.

- The momentum swung towards Providence in the second period as they struck twice to tie the game at 2-2 after 40 minutes.

- Jack Dugan registered his third goal of the season and team-high ninth point at 5:56. Josh Wilkins and Jacob Bryson earned the assists.

- Greg Printz notched the equalizer at 12:02 streaking down the right wing and whistling a shot past the blocker of Murray. Ryan Tait and Bryson assisted on the play.

- Brandon Duhaime nearly gave the Friars the lead late in the period on a 2-on-1, but his attempt rang off the post.

- Despite a 15-2 edge in shots in the final period for the Friars, it was the Minutemen who found the back of the net as Anthony Del Gaizo scored with 1:49 remaining.

- The Friars erased a 2-0 deficit for the second-consecutive game.

- Providence surrendered a season-low 13 shots on goal.

- The Friars held a 62-25 advantage in shot attempts and a 34-26 edge at the faceoff dot.


HOW THEY SCORED

1-0 (UMass) - 3:35/1st - PP - Philip Lagunov (Trivigno, Del Gaizo) - Pass to a streaking Lagunov who fired a wrist shot under the arm of Hawkey.

2-0 (UMass) - 17:34/1st - SH - Brett Boing - Turnover behind the Friar net led to an empty net tap-in for Boeing.

2-1 (Providence) - 5:56/2nd - EV - Jack Dugan (Wilkins, Bryson) - Wrist shot from the high slot.

2-2 (Providence) - 12:02/2nd - EV - Greg Printz (Tait, Bryson) - Coming down the off-wing, Printz beat Murray under the blocker to the far side.

3-2 (UMass) - 18:11/3rd - EV - Anthony Del Gaizo (Felix, Boeing) - Point shot from Colin Felix re-directed in front by Del Gaizo.


POWER PLAYS

Providence - 0/7
UMass - 1/4


SHOTS

Providence - 31
UMass - 13


UP NEXT

The Friars are back in action next weekend for a home-and-home series with Merrimack beginning Friday night in North Andover.

Game Summary

Saturday, November 10, 2018

3
2
Game statistics
13 Shots 31
1 / 4 Power Plays 0 / 7
7 / 14 PIM 4 / 8
8-1-0 Records 5-3-1
GOAL SCORERS
Massachusetts Providence
Philip Lagunov (4)
1st/3:35 PP
Brett Boeing (4)
1st/17:34 SH
Jack Dugan (3)
2nd/5:56
Greg Printz (3)
2nd/12:02
Anthony Del Gaizo (2)
3rd/18:11  GW
GOALTENDERS
Massachusetts Providence
Matt Murray
60:00, 29 Saves, 2 GA
(W, 6-0-0)
Hayden Hawkey
58:03, 10 Saves, 3 GA
(L, 5-3-0)

Empty Net
1:57, 0 GA