Printz Sends Providence Past Northeastern In Overtime, 2-1
Freshman forward Greg Printz scores 2:11 into overtime for Friars

Freshman forward Greg Printz scored 2:11 into overtime for the Friars
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
2nd 1:43  NOE1-0 EV Matt Filipe (5)Eric Williams/8
2nd 8:05  PRV1-1 EV Kasper Bjrkqvist (11)Brian Pinho/14, Erik Foley/17
OT 2:11  PRV2-1 EV GW Greg Printz (4)Jason O'Neill/8, Vincent Desharnais/9
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd OT Final
Northeastern  01001
Providence  01012
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd OT SOG
Northeastern  3114119
Providence  989329
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Northeastern (15-7-4)  0/2 2/4 0
Providence (17-8-3)  0/2 2/4 0
Northeastern Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 OT Saves
Cayden Primeau (L, 11-5-4)62:112 979227
Providence Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 OT Saves
Hayden Hawkey (W, 17-8-2)62:111 3104118

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Freshman forward Greg Printz scored 2:11 into overtime as the No. 10 Providence College men's hockey team ousted No. 8/9 Northeastern, 2-1, on Saturday night in front of a sold out Schneider Arena.

SCORE

No. 10 Providence - 2 | No. 8/9 Northeastern - 1

RECORDS

Providence - 17-8-2 (10-5-2 HEA) | Northeastern - 15-7-3 (11-5-2 HEA)

VENUE

Schneider Arena - Providence, R.I.

GOALIES

Hayden Hawkey (PC) - 18 saves
Cayden Primeau (NU) - 27 saves

NOTES

- The Friars had the better of the opportunities in the opening 20 minutes, out-shooting the Huskies by a 9-3 margin.

- Brandon Duhaime, Davis Bunz, and Spenser each led the way with two shots each in the first period.

- The Huskies struck first just 1:43 into the second period as Eric Williams connected with Matt Filipe on a stretch pass and he beat Hawkey on the breakaway to put Northeastern up 1-0.

- Providence responded at the 8:05 mark to knot the game at 1-1 thanks to Kasper Bjorkqvist's 11th tally of the season off a bizarre carom. Brian Pinho's shot from the point deflected off a Northeastern defender then off of Bjorkqvist, who was camped out at the top of the crease.

- The Friars looked poised to gain the lead when Pinho fed a saucer pass to Greg Printz for a tip at the top of the crease, but Primeau got enough to turn the bid away.

- Both teams struggled to find open ice in the third period as the Friars held a 9-4 edge in shots.

- Primeau stood tall for the Huskies during a sequence where the Friars stormed the Northeastern cage with three shots in a matter of second late in the third period.

- In overtime, the Friars were inches away from winning after Brandon Duhaime's shot deflected off of Primeau then off the crossbar and out.

- Down the other end, Hawkey denied Matt Filipe who crashed into the Friar netminder and knocked his mask off, generating a whistle with a big scrum in the crease.

- Providence finally got the game-winner as Jason O'Neill fed a pass up to Greg Printz coming down the left wing and he fired a shot at Primeau. Printz then continued to the net and grabbed his own rebound to finish off with his fourth goal of the season at the 2:11 mark.

- Providence got its first overtime win this season in their fifth game that has gone the extra session.

- Foley reached the 30-point mark with an assist on Bjorkqvist's goal in the second period.

- The Friars held the potent Northeastern attack to just 43 shots over two games.

- With the win, Providence trails Northeastern by one-point in the Hockey East standings and trails first place Boston College by three points. The Friars hold the tiebreakers over the Eagles and Huskies by virtue of head-to-head results.

HOW THEY SCORED

1-0 (NU) - 1:43/2nd - EV - Matt Filipe (Williams) - Stretch pass from Williams to Filipe, who finished on a breakway.

1-1 (PC) - 8:05/2nd - EV - Kasper Bjorkqvist (Pinho, Foley) - Slap shot from the point by Pinho that deflected off a Northeastern defenseman then off Bjorkqvist into the back of the net.

2-1 (PC) - 2:11/OT - EV - Greg Printz (O'Neill, Desharnais) - Printz dug out a loose puck inside the pads of Primeau and jammed it into the net.

PC GAME HIGHS

Goals: Bjorkqvist, Printz (1)
Assists: Desharnais, Foley, O'Neill, Pinho (1)
Points: Six players (1)
Shots: Mirageas (5)

POWER PLAYS

Providence - 0/2
Northeastern - 0/2

SHOTS

Providence - 29
Northeastern - 19

UP NEXT

Providence travels up to Burlington, Vermont next weekend for a two-game set against the Catamounts beginning Friday night at Gutterson Fieldhouse.