Fitzgerald Goal Gives Boston College 4-3 Overtime Win At Providence
Junior defenseman Casey Fitzgerald scores 1:09 into overtime for Eagles

Junior defenseman Casey Fitzgerald scored 1:09 into overtime for the Eagles
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 7:18  PRV1-0 EV Shane Kavanagh (1)Jason O'Neill/2
2nd 1:28  PRV2-0 EV Spenser Young (1)Shane Kavanagh/1, Jason O'Neill/3
2nd 5:16  PRV3-0 EV Brandon Duhaime (1)Vincent Desharnais/1, Chase Zieky/1
2nd 7:29  BC1-3 EV Christopher Grando (2)Logan Hutsko/2, Aapeli Räsänen/1
2nd 10:26  BC2-3 EV Casey Fitzgerald (1)Luke McInnis/2, Logan Hutsko/3
3rd 3:47  BC3-3 EV Graham McPhee (2)Jacob Tortora/1, Connor Moore/1
OT 1:09  BC4-3 EV GW Casey Fitzgerald (2)Christopher Brown/1, Graham McPhee/1
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd OT Final
Boston College  02114
Providence  12003
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd OT SOG
Boston College  7116125
Providence  101410034
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Boston College (1-1-1)  0/3 1/2 0
Providence (2-1-0)  0/1 3/6 0
Boston College Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 OT Saves
Joseph Woll (W, 1-1-1)61:093 91210031
Providence Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 OT Saves
Hayden Hawkey (L, 2-1-0)61:094 795021

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The No. 9/5 Providence College men's hockey team dropped a 4-3 decision in overtime to No. 13 Boston College on Sunday night at Schneider Arena.


No. 9/5 Providence - 3 | No. 13 Boston College - 4


Providence - 2-1-0 (0-1-0 HEA) | Boston College - 1-1-1 (1-0-0 HEA)


Schneider Arena - Providence, R.I.


Hawkey (PC) - 21 saves
Woll (BC) - 31 saves


- The Friars put Joe Woll to the test early as Kasper Björkqvist and Scott Conway each tested the sophomore netminder from point-blank range in the early minutes of the game.

- Providence jumped out to a 1-0 lead at the 7:18 mark as Shane Kavanagh rifled a shot under the crossbar off a clean faceoff win by Jason O'Neill. The goal was the sophomore's first of the season and fourth of his career.

- The Friars cashed in twice in the opening minutes of the second period to gain a three-goal cushion as sophomores Spenser Young and Brandon Duhaime netted their first goals of the season.

- Chase Zieky registered his first collegiate point on the Duhaime goal.

- The Eagles rallied to tie the game with three-consecutive goals by Chris Grando, Casey Fitzgerald, and Graham McPhee.

- Providence's penalty kill remained strong in the final 10 minutes of the third, killing off two Eagles' opportunities.

- Overall, the Friars are 16-for-17 on the penalty kill this season.

- Casey Fitzgerald notched his second goal of the game to give the Eagles the win at the 1:09 mark of overtime.

- Providence has dropped three straight to the Eagles dating back to last season.

- BC visited Schneider Arena for the first time since Jan. 9, 2016.

- The Friars have had nine different goal scorers this season.


1-0 (PC) - 7:18/1st - EV - Shane Kavanagh (O'Neill) - Wrist shot under the crossbar from a faceoff win.

2-0 (PC) - 1:28/2nd - EV - Spenser Young (Kavanagh, O'Neill) - Shot from the right point through a screen.

3-0 (PC) - 5:16/2nd - EV - Brandon Duhaime (Desharnais, Zieky) - Rebound off a shot from Desharnais.

3-1 (BC) - 7:29/2nd - EV - Chris Grando (Hutsko, Rasanen) - One-timer from the bottle of the circles.

3-2 (BC) - 10:26/2nd - EV - Casey Fitzgerald (McInnis, Hutsko) - One-timer from the left circle short side on Hawkey.

3-3 (BC) - 3:47/3rd - EV - Graham McPhee (Tortora, Moore) - Re-direct off a centering pass into the top corner.

4-3 (BC) - 1:09/OT - EV - Casey Fitzgerald (Brown, McPhee) - Snap shot off the post from the top of the circles.


Goals: Kavanagh, Young, Duhaime (1)
Assists: O'Neill (2)
Points: Kavanagh, O'Neill (2)
Shots: Björkqvist, Tait (4)


Providence - 0/1
Boston College - 0/3

SHOTS (blocked)

Providence - 34 (10)
Boston College - 25 (4)


The Friars hit the road for two games in North Country against St. Lawrence (Oct. 20) and Clarkson (Oct. 21).