Smith Scores Two Goals As New Hampshire Tops Providence, 3-1
Senior forward Kyle Smith scores two goals for Wildcats

Senior forward Kyle Smith scored two goals for the Wildcats
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 3:20  PRV1-0 EV Erik Foley (4)Mark Jankowski/15, Trevor Mingoia/19
1st 8:33  UNH1-1 PP Kyle Smith (4)Marcus Vela/6, Maxim Gaudreault/6
2nd 0:38  UNH2-1 EV GW Dan Correale (15)Tyler Kelleher/30, Andrew Poturalski/22
3rd 4:32  UNH3-1 EV Kyle Smith (5)Marcus Vela/7
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
New Hampshire  1113
Providence  1001
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
New Hampshire  610622
Providence  881632
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
New Hampshire (9-13-4)  1/2 3/6 0
Providence (17-5-4)  0/3 4/24 0
New Hampshire Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Daniel Tirone (W, 7-12-4)60:001 781631
Providence Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Nick Ellis (L, 16-5-4)59:553 59519
Empty Net0:050     

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The fourth-ranked Providence College men's hockey team was defeated by the New Hampshire Wildcats, 3-1, on Saturday night in the back end of a two-game set at Schneider Arena.

With their first regulation loss at home since Jan. 10, 2015, the Friars drop to 17-5-4 (8-3-3 HEA). UNH ends its seven game losing streak to improve to 9-13-4 (3-7-4 HEA).

Nick Ellis (Millersville, Md.) made 19 saves for the Friars, while Wildcat netminder Danny Tirone turned away 31 shots for the visitors.

The Friars got on the board first at 3:20 of the first period with an offensive drive from Erik Foley (Mansfield, Mass.). Trevor Mingoia (Fairport, N.Y.) and Mark Jankowski (Dundas, Ontario) worked together to break a bouncing puck out the defensive zone and Foley did the rest with a strong net drive and finish.

UNH battled back to even the score at one with a power play goal from Kyle Smith just 5:13 later after a rebound caromed high into the air and landed right on the Smith's stick.

The Wildcats took the lead for the first time in the weekend series with a wrist shot from Dan Correale to the far side past Ellis just 38 seconds into the second period.

UNH tallied 20 blocked shots after 40:00 minutes of play, holding the Friars to 16 shots in two periods.

At 4:32 of the third period, Smith gave the Wildcats an insurance marker after he batted a rebound off a Marcus Vela shot from mid-air past Ellis.

Providence went on the power play with 3:44 to go in regulation and hammered Danny Tirone with shots but were unable to convert.

The onslaught of shots by the Friars continued as they attempted 37 in the third and 81 overall in the game. Overall, the Wildcats totaled 30 blocked shots in the game including 10 in the third period with the Friars trying to rally.


1-0 PC: Goal by Erik Foley (Jankowski, Mingoia): Foley carried the puck into the offensive zone and turned the defender, skated across the crease to put the puck in far post.

1-1 UNH: Power Play Goal by Kyle Smith (Vela, Gaudreault): Rebound popped up in front of Ellis and Kyle Smith on the backdoor tapped it in.

2-1 UNH: Goal by Dan Correale (Kelleher, Poturalski): Pass across the slot to Correale for quick wrist shot.

3-1 UNH: Goal by Kyle Smith (Vela): Batted rebound out of the air.


Mingoia has recorded five goals and seven assists in his last eight games ... Providence's regular season unbeaten streak at home of 16 games dating back to last season was snapped ... Foley notched his first goal in six games ... Nick Saracino led the way with five shots on goal ... Jankowski matches his career high in points with 27 and is now three points shy of 100 in his career ... Power Plays: Providence - 0/3, New Hampshire 1/2 ... official shots on goal: Providence 32, New Hampshire 22 ... Attendance: 2,945.