PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The No. 15 Providence College men's hockey team was blanked by Merrimack, 2-0, on Friday night at Schneider Arena. The Friars were shutout for the first time since Oct. 13, 2018 against Notre Dame.
Providence - 0 | Merrimack - 2
No. 15 Providence - 15-10-6 (9-9-3 HEAM) | Merrimack - 8-21-3 (6-13-3 HEAM)
Schneider Arena - Providence, R.I.
Michael Lackey (PC) - 21 saves
Troy Kobryn (MC) - 30 saves
- The teams skated through a scoreless first period. Providence held an 11-4 advantage in shots through the opening 20 minutes.
- The Warriors capitalized on an early power play in the second period as Chase Gresock beat Lackey with a low shot through the five at the 1:21 mark.
- The Friars made a push in the final period, outshooting the Warriors by a 14-5 margin.
- Kobryn shut the door during a scramble in the crease with under three minutes to play, denying multiple stuff attempts.
- Declan Carlile sealed the game into an empty net with 58.5 seconds remaining to give the Warriors a 2-0 lead.
- Providence's six-game unbeaten streak against the Warriors was snapped and their 10-game unbeaten streak at home against Merrimack was ended.
HOW THEY SCORED
1-0 (MC) - 1:21/2nd - PP - Chase Gresock (Welsher, Vinnell) - Shot from the lower right circle that beat Lackey five-hole.
2-0 (MC) - 19:01/3rd - EN - Declan Carlile (unassisted) - Shot from the defensive zone into an empty net.
PC GAME HIGHS
Shots: Crozier (5)
Providence - 0/3
Merrimack - 1/2
Providence - 30
Merrimack - 23
The Friars conclude their season series against the Warriors on Saturday night (Feb. 22) at Lawler Rink in North Andover, Mass.