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.
HOW THEY SCORED
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.
PC GAME HIGHS
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).