Junior forward Greg Printz had four goals and an assist for the Friars
Printz Scores Four Goals To Lead Providence Past Maine, 7-0
Junior forward Greg Printz had four goals and an assist for the Friars

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Junior forward Greg Printz registered five points, including four goals and sophomore Jack Dugan tallied four points as the No. 7/6 Providence College men's hockey team downed Maine, 7-0, in the 2019-20 regular season opener at sold out Schneider Arena on Saturday.


Providence - 7 | Maine - 0


No. 7/6 Providence - 1-0-0 (1-0-0 HEAM) | Maine - 0-1-0 (0-1-0 HEAM)


Schneider Arena - Providence, R.I.


Michael Lackey (PC) - 29 saves
Jeremy Swayman (Maine) - 52 saves


- Maine took back-to-back penalties just 1:20 into the game, giving Providence a 5-on-3 opportunity. The Friars wasted little time, capitalizing at the 2:23 mark. Jack Dugan slid the puck to Patrick Moynihan who fired a wrist shot on goal from the slot. Vimal Sukumaran knocked home the loose puck on the doorstep to give Providence a 1-0 lead.

- Sukumaran's goal was his first of the season and 25th of his career. Moynihan picked up his first-career point with the assist.

- The Friars doubled their lead 4:35 into the first on a goal by Jack Dugan. Greg Printz fed a beautiful cross-ice pass to Dugan, who fired a shot over Jeremy Swayman's glove and into the top corner.

- Dugan's goal was his 11th of his career. Printz earned his 14th career assist and Parker Ford notched his first-career point with the secondary assist.

- At the conclusion of the first period the Friars led 25-6 in shots.

- The Friars' top line increased the lead to 3-0 with 13:55 to play in the middle stanza. Dugan, Ford and Printz combined a series to tic-tac-toe passes that resulted in a backdoor tap in for Printz.

- Tyce Thompson got on the scoreboard late in the second period to make it 4-0 Providence.

- Printz then opened the third period with a natural hat trick, including his fourth tally of the night to propel the Friars to the 7-0 triumph.

- It was the first time a Friar has registered four goals in a game since Devin Rask on 11/3/02 against Princeton.

- Lackey earned his second career shutout and first as a Friar, stopping all 29 shots he faced.

- With Dugan's four points tonight, he recorded his 12th multi-point game as a Friar and first career four-point game.

- Thompson finished the night with a goal and two assists, the third time in his career he has registered three points in a game.

- The Friars held a 59-29 shots advantage and attempted 89 shots overall.

- Freshmen Parker Ford and Patrick Moynihan each tallied two assists, while Max Crozier also registered his first collegiate point with an assist in the third period.


1-0 (PC) - 2:23/1st - PP (5-on-3) - Vimal Sukumaran (Moynihan, Dugan) - Pushed in a rebound on the doorstep

2-0 (PC) - 4:35/1st - EV - Jack Dugan (Printz, Ford) - Cross-ice pass for a wrist shot in the bottom left circle

3-0 (PC) - 6:05/2nd - EV - Greg Printz (Ford, Dugan) - Tic-tac-toe passing up the ice for a backdoor tap in.

4-0 (PC) - 18:23/2nd - EV - Tyce Thompson (unassisted) - Thompson picked off a clearing attempt and beat Swayman with a wrist shot from the left circle.

5-0 (PC) - 5:55/3rd - EV - Greg Printz (Thompson) - Picked up a loose puck in the slot and wired a shot over the blocker of Swayman.

6-0 (PC) - 12:05/3rd - PP - Greg Printz (Moynihan, Thompson) - Putback of a rebound along the goal line.

7-0 (PC) - 14:39/3rd - EV - Greg Printz (Thompson, Crozier) - Shot from the top of the circle that deflected off a Maine defenseman.


Goals: Printz (4)
Assists: Dugan (3)
Points: Printz (5)
Shots: Thompson (8)


Providence - 2/8
Maine - 0/4


Providence - 59
Maine - 29


The Friars will host Holy Cross next Friday (Oct. 11), followed by an exhibition against the U.S. National Development Program on Saturday (Oct. 12).

Game Summary

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Game statistics
29 Shots 59
0 / 4 Power Plays 2 / 8
9 / 29 PIM 5 / 18
0-1-0 Records 1-0-0
Maine Providence
Vimal Sukumaran (1)
1st/2:23 PP GW
Jack Dugan (1)
Greg Printz (1)
Tyce Thompson (1)
Greg Printz (2)
Greg Printz (3)
3rd/12:05 PP
Greg Printz (4)
Maine Providence
Jeremy Swayman
60:00, 52 Saves, 7 GA
(L, 0-1-0)
Michael Lackey
60:00, 29 Saves, 0 GA
(W, 1-0-0)