|1st||2:50||BRN||1-0||EV||Andrew Doane (1)||Davey Middleton/2, Zack Pryzbek/4|
|1st||6:28||PRV||1-1||EV||Brandon Tanev (7)||Brian Pinho/7, Erik Foley/4|
|1st||18:09||PRV||2-1||EV||Kevin Rooney (2)||Ryan Tait/4|
|2nd||6:35||BRN||2-2||EV||Josh McArdle (1)||Alex Brink/3, Sam Lafferty/1|
|2nd||10:02||PRV||3-2||EV||Brian Pinho (4)||Vincent Desharnais/1, Erik Foley/5|
|2nd||13:28||BRN||3-3||EV||Charlie Corcoran (1)||Tyler Wood/2, Tim Lappin/2|
|OT||2:30||BRN||4-3||EV GW||Tommy Marchin (9)||Max Gottlieb/12, Nick Lappin/13|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||OT||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Nick Ellis (L, 12-2-3)||62:30||4||18||13||8||3||42|
|Tim Ernst (W, 4-6-3)||62:30||3||12||7||10||2||31|
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Freshman Tommy Marchin's goal off a rebound at 2:30 of sudden-death overtime gave the host Brown University Bears a 4-3 win over the top-ranked Providence College men's hockey team on Sunday at Meehan Auditorium. Based upon a 7-5 edge in total goals over the two games, the Friars were awarded the 30th Mayor's Cup after the game.
Despite the loss, Nick Ellis made a career-high 42 saves in goal for the Friars as he fell to 12-2-3 this season. Tim Ernst made 31 saves for the Bears to improve to 4-6-3.
Brian Pinho and Erik Foley paced the Friars with two points each, while the Bears got points from nine different players.
Brown got the scoring started just 2:50 in as Andrew Doane gathered his own rebound and fired it past Ellis for his first career goal. Brandon Tanev continued his torrid play of late with his second goal in as many games to knot the game at one after some tic-tac passing by Brian Pinho and Erik Foley.
The Bears nearly regained the lead again minutes later after Nick Lappin's wrister struck the outside of the post. Ellis remained strong in goal, swallowing up several Brown re-directions in front of him as the Bears held a 19-14 edge in shots after one period.
The Friars grabbed the lead at the end of the first as Ryan Tait forced a turnover behind the Bears net and centered to Kevin Rooney, who deposited his second tally of the season at 18:09.
Josh McArdle evened the game up at 6:35 of the second period before the Friars responded just under four minutes later off the stick of Pinho. Strong work in the corners by Tanev and Foley led to a pass out to Desharnais at the point, who found Pinho at the top of the crease to put PC up 3-2. The Bears responded once again as Charlie Corcoran re-directed a Tyler Wood shot at 13:28.
The teams battled through a scoreless third period as Providence killed off a late penalty to keep the Bears at bay.
In overtime, a scrum around the crease led to a loose puck that Marchin hammered home to give the Bears the win with 2:30 left in overtime.
Up next, the Friars will battle #4 Boston College in a home-and-home set this weekend. Providence will travel up to Kelley Rink on Friday before hosting the Eagles at Schneider Arena on Saturday.
HOW THEY SCORED
1-0 (BR) Goal scored by Andrew Doane (Middleton, Gottlieb): Picked up own rebound, slid it past Ellis.
1-1 (PC) Goal scored by Brandon Tanev (Pinho, Foley): Touch passes from Foley and Pinho set up Tanev, who roofed it over the blocker of Ernst.
2-1 (PC) Goal scored by Kevin Rooney (Tait): Turnover behind the Bears net, Tait with the centering feed to Rooney who buried it into the empty net.
2-2 (BR) Goal scored by Josh McArdle (Brink): Wrister through traffic from the point.
3-2 (PC) Goal scored by Brian Pinho (Desharnais, Foley): Slap pass by Desharnais to Pinho at the doorstep.
3-3 (BR) Goal scored by Charlie Corcoran (Wood, T. Lappin): Re-direct off a Wood shot from the point.
4-3 (BR) Goal scored by Tommy Marchin (Gottlieb, N. Lappin): Putback off a rebound at the top of the crease.
Providence has killed off 20 consecutive penalties dating back to Nov. 28 ... Erik Foley recorded his first career multi-point effort ... the Friars are 0-2-3 in overtime games this season ... Tanev has recorded nine points (4-5-9) in his last nine games ... freshman Vincent Desharnais recorded his first collegiate point on Pinho's goal ... the Friars haven't lost in regulation since Feb. 13, 2015 at Notre Dame ... Power Plays: Providence - 0/2, Brown 0/3 ... official shots on goal: Brown 46, Providence 34 ... Attendance: 1,874.