Last Second Bjorkqvist Goal Sends Providence Past Miami, 3-2
Sophomore forward Kasper Bjorkqvist scores at 19:59 of third period for Friars

Sophomore forward Kasper Bjorkqvist scored game-winner for the Friars
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 4:31  PRV1-0 PP Vimal Sukumaran (1)Jason O'Neill/1, Tommy Davis/1
1st 4:57  PRV2-0 PP Erik Foley (1)Josh Wilkins/1, Jacob Bryson/1
2nd 13:03  MIA1-2 PP Grant Hutton (1)Scott Dornbrock/1, Ben Lown/1
3rd 6:29  MIA2-2 EV Casey Gilling (1)Grant Hutton/1, Ryan Larkin/1
3rd 19:59.1 PRV3-2 EV GW Kasper Björkqvist (1)Ryan Tait/2, Jacob Bryson/2
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Providence  2013
Miami  0112
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Providence  78722
Miami  49720
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Providence (2-0-0)  2/5 6/23 0
Miami (0-2-0)  1/5 4/19 0
Providence Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Hayden Hawkey (W, 2-0-0)60:002 48618
Miami Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Ryan Larkin (L, 0-2-0)60:003 58619

OXFORD, Oh. - Providence College sophomore forward Kasper Björkqvist finished off a rebound with 0.9 seconds remaining in the third period to lift the No. 11/5 Friars to a thrilling 3-2 win over Miami on Saturday night at Steve Cady Arena.


No. 11/5 Providence - 3 | Miami - 2


Providence - 2-0-0 | Miami - 0-2-0


Steve "Coach" Cady Arena - Oxford, Ohio


Hawkey (PC) - 18 saves
Larkin (MU) - 19 saves


- Providence went to work on the power play just 26 seconds into the contest. Miami's Carson Meyer was assessed a five-minute major and game misconduct for boarding Jacob Bryson.

- After coming up empty for the first three minutes of the man-advantage, the Friars converted twice in the span of 26 seconds to grab a 2-0 lead.

- Sophomore Vimal Sukumaran one-timed a cross-crease feed from freshman Jason O'Neill. The assist was O'Neill's first collegiate point and graduate transfer Tommy Davis earned his first point in a Friar uniform on the play.

- Erik Foley extended the lead to 2-0 after one-timing a shot over the shoulder of Larkin. Josh Wilkins and Bryson were credited with the assists on the play.

- After Brandon Duhaime was ejected for a hit from behind, the Friar penalty kill held the RedHawks scoreless, allowing only three shots.

- The RedHawks got one back on the power play at 13:03 of the second period off the stick of defenseman Grant Hutton.

- Providence nearly re-gained to the two-goal cushion off a slick backhand saucer feed from Scott Conway to Sukumaran, but Larkin managed to go post-to-post in time.

- Miami knotted things up early in the third period as Casey Gilling found a seam through traffic.

- The Friars pushed in the final minutes and were rewarded with under a second to play as Björkqvist slammed a rebound of a Ryan Tait shot past Larkin to give Providence a dramatic win.

- Providence is now 6-1-2 in their last eight meetings against the RedHawks.

- The Friars swept the RedHawks in a two-game series for the first time in program history.

- Six different Friars scored this weekend - Tait, Printz, Wilkins, Sukumaran, Foley, and Björkqvist.


1-0 (PC) - 4:31/1st - PP - Vimal Sukumaran (O'Neill, Davis) - Cross-crease pass from O'Neill to Sukumaran for a one-timer.
2-0 (PC) - 4:57/1st - PP - Erik Foley (Wilkins, Bryson) - One-timer from the high slot off a feed from Wilkins.
2-1 (MU) - 13:03/2nd - PP - Grant Hutton (Dornbrock, Lown) - One-timer from the point.
2-2 (MU) - 6:29/3rd - EV - Casey Gilling (Hutton, Larkin) - Toss from the point through a screen.
3-2 (PC) - 19:59/3rd - EV - Kasper Björkqvist (Tait, Bryson) - Slammed a rebound through the five-hole on Larkin.


Goals: Sukumaran, Foley, Björkqvist (1)
Assists: Bryson (2)
Points: Bryson (2)
Shots: Björkqvist (5)


Providence - 2/5
Miami - 1/5

SHOTS (blocked)
Providence - 22 (11)
Miami - 20 (9)


The Friars open up their home schedule next Sunday, October 15 against Boston College. Puck drop is slated for 5 p.m. at Schneider Arena.