PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The No. 10 Providence College men's hockey team defeated the No. 14 Northeastern Huskies, 3-2, on Friday, Nov. 15 at Schneider Arena. Jack Dugan and Tyce Thompson each produced two-point efforts to lead the Friars offensively.
Providence - 3 | Northeastern - 2
No. 10 Providence - 6-3-2 (4-2-1 HEAM) | No. 14 Northeastern - 5-4-2 (2-3-1 HEAM)
Schneider Arena - Providence, R.I.
Michael Lackey (PC) - 21 saves
Craig Pantano (NU) - 35 saves
- The Friars outshot the Huskies 17-7 in the opening period. Craig Pantano stopped all 17 shots for Northeastern to keep the score level at 0-0.
- As a Providence power play was expiring in the middle of the second period, Michael Lackey made a key breakaway save to maintain the scoreless tie.
- The Friars broke the stalemate with under five minutes to play in the middle stanza. Freshman Jamie Englebert knocked the puck in from the top of the crease for his second goal of the season. Jack Dugan played the puck to Albin Nilsson, who's strong take to the net set up the goal.
- Northeastern tied the score 5:57 into the second period. Tyler Madden knocked home his seventh goal of the season to make it 1-1.
- Providence regained the lead at 13:27 of the third. Tyce Thompson redirected Spenser Young's shot from the point to put the Friars up 2-1. Dugan picked up his second assist of the game on the play.
- Less than two minutes later, Jason O'Neill added an insurance goal. Thompson forced an offensive zone turnover and O'Neill took the puck to the net, chipping it past Pantano.
- Dugan still holds the NCAA scoring lead with 26 points (5-21-26) in 11 games and has posted multi-point efforts in 10 of 11 games, including his seven-game point streak (2-15-17). Tyce Thompson chipped in a goal and an assist to rank second in the nation in scoring with nine goals and nine assists for 18 points.
- Northeastern scored on a 6-on-4 chance at 19:13 with their goaltender pulled and Shane Kavanagh in the box. Jordan Harris' slap pass was redirected in the slot, making it 3-2.
- The Friars evened up their record on home ice to 3-3-1 after back-to-back wins at Schneider Arena.
- Senior Spenser Young earned his first point of the season with an assist on Thompson's third period goal.
HOW THEY SCORED
1-0 (PC) - 15:54/2nd - EV - Jamie Engelbert (Nilsson, Dugan) - Nilsson drove to the net and Engelbert finished on the doorstep
1-1 (NU) - 5:57/3rd - EV - Tyler Madden (McDonough, Filipe) - Centering pass from McDonough for a tap-in by Madden
2-1 (PC) - 13:27/3rd - EV - Tyce Thompson (Young, Dugan) - Thompson re-directed Young's shot from the point
3-1 (PC) - 15:18/3rd - EV - Jason O'Neill (Thompson) - Thompson forced a turnover and passed to O'Neill who took it hard to the net and chipped it past Pantano
3-2 (NU) - 19:13/3rd - PP/EA (6-on-4) - Jordan Harris (Shea, McDonough) - Pass from the point that got redirected as it came through the slot
PC GAME HIGHS
Goals: Engelbert, Thompson, O'Neill (1)
Assists: Dugan (2)
Points: Dugan, Thompson (2)
Shots: Engelbert (5)
Providence - 0/3
Northeastern - 1/3
Providence - 38
Northeastern - 23
The Friars travel to Matthews Arena for a second game against the Huskies tomorrow (Nov. 16). Puck drop is set for 8:00 p.m. and the game will be streamed through CBS All-Access.