Saracino HIts Century Mark As Providence Defeats Brown, 4-1
Senior forward Nick Saracino passes century mark with two assists for Friars

Senior forward Nick Saracino had two assists to pass 100 career points for Friars
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 18:05  PRV1-0 EV Steven McParland (1)Tom Parisi/6, Kevin Rooney/2
2nd 8:36  BRN1-1 EV Nick Lappin (7)Zack Pryzbek/3, Max Gottlieb/10
2nd 13:38  PRV2-1 EV GW Bryan Lemos (1)Anthony Florentino/3, Kyle McKenzie/4
3rd 17:06  PRV3-1 EV Mark Jankowski (8)Nick Saracino/12, Steven Ruggiero/1
3rd 19:07  PRV4-1 EV EN Brandon Tanev (5)Trevor Mingoia/11, Nick Saracino/13
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Brown  0101
Providence  1124
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Brown  512623
Providence  1414836
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Brown (2-7-3)  0/2 2/4 0
Providence (12-0-3)  0/2 2/4 0
Brown Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Tyler Steel (L, 0-2-0)58:263 1313632
Empty Net1:341     
Providence Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Nick Ellis (W, 11-0-3)60:001 511622

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The No. 1 Providence College men's hockey team got points from 11 different players en route to a 4-1 victory over Brown in game one of the Mayor's Cup on Thursday night at Schneider Arena.

Providence remains unbeaten in its last 19 games dating back to last season (16-0-3) and now are tied for the eighth longest unbeaten streak to begin a season since 1970 (12-0-3). Brown drops to 2-7-3 with the loss as Tyler Steel made 32 saves for the visiting Bears. Nick Ellis repelled Bears attack in the early third with some stellar saves to improve to 11-0-3 overall this season. The junior turned away 22 shots overall on the night.

Steven McParland got things started for the Friars late in the first period as he blasted home Tom Parisi's drop pass at the top of the circle that went over the glove of Steel at 18:05. The goal was McParland's first of the season with assists to Parisi and Kevin Rooney.

The first period finished with the Friars leading, 1-0, while also holding the advantage in shots (14-5). Ellis made five saves for the Friars.

Despite holding an 18-5 edge in shots minutes into the second period, Brown was opportunistic and knotted the game at the 8:36 mark thanks to a steal by Max Gottlieb and a putback by Nick Lappin.

The assists were credited to Zack Pryzbek and Max Gottlieb after he forced a turnover and rushed up the ice, allowing Lappin to hammer home the rebound on a loose puck in the crease.

The Friars pulled ahead 13:38 into the second, with a goal from East Providence native Bryan Lemos. Junior Kyle McKenzie dished the puck to Anthony Florentino, who sent a blast from the point that was re-directed by Lemos, who was screening Steel at the top of the crease. The goal was the first of Lemos' collegiate career.

With a one-goal cushion late, Mark Jankowski gave the Friars some insurance with his eighth goal of the season at 17:06. Freshman Steve Ruggiero notched his first career assist on the play as he wrapped the puck around the boards, where Nick Saracino chipped it out to Jankowski. The senior sped the neutral zone and fired a quick snap shot that beat Steel over the glove to put Providence up 3-1. The assist gave Saracino his 100th career point and he became the 50th Friar to reach the century club for points in his career. He finished the night with two assists for the team lead of 13 in that category.

At the 19:07 mark, Brown pulled Steel for the extra attacker, but Brandon Tanev sealed the game with a whirl-around shot into the empty net from the half wall for his fifth strike of the season.

Up next, the Friars return to action on Dec. 28 at the Florida College Hockey Classic in Estero, Fla. Providence will open with Cornell on the 28th before playing either Boston College or Ohio State the following evening at Germain Arena.


1-0 (PC) Goal scored by Steven McParland (Parisi, Rooney): Drop pass from Parisi that McParland one-timed into the top right corner over Steel's glove.

1-1 (BR) Goal scored by Nick Lappin (Pryzbek, Gottlieb): Rebound off a scrum in the crease.

2-1 (PC) Goal scored by Bryan Lemos (Florentino, McKenzie): Shot from the point by Florentino that re-directed off the skate of Lemos.

3-1 (PC) Goal scored by Mark Jankowski (Saracino, Ruggiero): Snap shot from the circle over the glove of Steel.

4-1 (PC) Goal scored by Brandon Tanev (Mingoia, Saracino): Empty net goal from the half wall.


The Friars are now unbeaten in their last 19 games (16-0-3) dating back to last season, which is a new school record and also continue their school record for an 15-game unbeaten streak to begin a season, which is the eighth longest streak to begin a season since 1970 ... freshman Steve Ruggiero recorded his first career point ... Providence and Quinnipiac remain the lone unbeaten teams in the nation ... Brandon Tanev runs his point streak to a career best point streak to six games (2-5-7) ... Saracino is only the third Friar to post 100 career points since 2008 (Ross Mauermann, Jon Rheault)... Garrett Gamez scored for the second consecutive night ... Power Plays: Providence - 0/2, Brown 0/2 ... official shots on goal: Providence 36, Brown 23 ... Attendance: 2,797.