Senior netminder Stefanos Lekkas made 37 saves for the Catamounts
Providence, Vermont Skate To 1-1 Draw

BURLINGTON, Vt. - Vermont and 14th-ranked Providence traded first period goals before playing the remainder of the game scoreless in a 1-1 Hockey East tie Friday night at Gutterson Fieldhouse.


"A great college game played by both teams," said head coach Kevin Sneddon. "It was a hard fought game and I loved how we played fearlessly in the last few minutes of the third and throughout overtime."


- Spenser Young gave the Friars a 1-0 lead at 10:23 of the first period. Jack Dugan carried the puck through the middle of the Vermont zone and dropped a pass to Young, who ripped a shot from the slot past Stefanos

- Less than five minutes after Young's goal, Vlad Dzhioshvili netted his fourth goal of the season at 15:15 of the opening frame. He skated across the PC zone with speed on a delayed Friar penalty before wiring a shot under Michael Lackey (32 saves). Alex Esposito assisted on the equalizer.

- Lekkas and the Catamounts kept the powerful Providence power play off the board on two attempts in a scoreless second period. Lekkas recorded 11 of his 37 saves in the middle frame.

- Jacques Bouquot rang iron at 1:31 of the third period, beating Lackey's glove with the short side shot but narrowly missing the target.

- Vermont controlled the overtime period and finished the extra frame with a 6-1 advantage in shots. However, Lackey stood tall and notably made three saves in rapid succession with two minutes left on the clock to preserve the tie.


- Vermont wore Connolly on the back of every jersey in memory of Professor Declan Connolly and a moment of silence was held before the game.

- Providence finished the night with a 38-33 advantage in shots. Both teams went 0-for-3 on power play chances.

- Tonight's final marks the second straight 1-1 tie between Vermont and Providence. The Catamounts and Friars ended in a 1-1 deadlock in last year's series finale at Schneider Arena.


Vermont closes the season series with Providence tomorrow night at Gutterson Fieldhouse. The puck is slated to drop at 7:05 p.m. on North Country Night at the Gut.

Game Summary

Friday, February 14, 2020

Game statistics
38 Shots 33
0 / 3 Power Plays 0 / 3
3 / 6 PIM 4 / 19
14-9-6 Records 3-20-5
Providence Vermont
Spenser Young (2)
Vlad Dzhioshvili (4)
1st/15:15  EA DP GT
Providence Vermont
Michael Lackey
65:00, 32 Saves, 1 GA
(T, 14-9-6)
Stefanos Lekkas
64:53, 37 Saves, 1 GA
(T, 3-18-5)

Empty Net
0:07, 0 GA