Balanced Scoring Sends Massachusetts Past Providence, 5-2
Five players score goals for Minutemen; Freshman forward Mitchell Chaffee posts goal and assist

Freshman forward Mitchell Chaffee had a goal and an assist for theMinutemen
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 3:21  UMA1-0 EV Mitchell Chaffee (3)John Leonard/5
1st 7:39  UMA2-0 EV Oliver Chau (4)Mitchell Chaffee/2, Josh Couturier/4
1st 16:58  PRV1-2 PP Ben Mirageas (2)Erik Foley/2, Kasper Bjrkqvist/2
2nd 6:58  PRV2-2 EV Josh Wilkins (3)Scott Conway/4, Tommy Davis/3
3rd 1:43  UMA3-2 EV GW Austin Albrecht (1)George Mika/2
3rd 18:57  UMA4-2 EV EN Niko Rufo (3)Cale Makar/5, Ryan Wischow/1
3rd 19:41.0 UMA5-2 EV EN Niko Hildenbrand (3)Jake McLaughlin/3
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Providence  1102
Massachusetts  2035
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Providence  1471435
Massachusetts  12101638
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Providence (5-4-0)  1/5 6/12 0
Massachusetts (5-5-0)  0/5 6/12 0
Providence Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Hayden Hawkey (L, 5-4-0)58:583 10101333
Empty Net1:022     
Massachusetts Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Ryan Wischow (W, 2-1-0)60:002 1361433

AMHERST, Mass. - Freshman Austin Albrecht broke a 2-2 deadlock in the third period with his first collegiate goal to help the University of Massachusetts hockey team to defeat No. 8/7 Providence, 5-2 at the Mullins Center on Thursday evening. The win moves the Minutemen to 5-5-0 on the season, 2-2-0 in Hockey East, while the Friars fall to 5-4-0 overall and 2-3-0 in league action.

UMass took a 1-0 lead just 3:21 into the first period when freshman Mitchell Chaffee flipped the puck past Hayden Hawkey for his third of the season off a feed from classmate John Leonard.

The Minutemen then pushed the margin to 2-0 at the 7:39 mark. Freshman Oliver Chau collected a pass from Chaffee and redshirt sophomore Josh Couturier and tucked home his fourth of the year on a wraparound.

Providence cut its deficit in half on the power play in the closing minutes of the period. Ben Mirageas fired home a shot from the top of the slot at 16:58 with Erik Foley and Kasper Bjorkqvist picking up the assists.

The Friars then knotted things up at 2-2 with the only goal of the second period. Josh Wilkins put the puck past sophomore Ryan Wischow on a delayed penalty 6:58 into the frame.

Albrecht's game winner came 1:43 into the third period off an offensive zone faceoff win by George Mika and put the Minutemen back in front, 3-2.

UMass later sealed the victory with empty net goals from redshirt senior Niko Rufo and sophomore Niko Hildenbrand at 18:57 and 19:41, respectively.

The Minutemen out-shot Providence 38-35 and went 0-for-5 on the power play, while the Friars were 1-for-5. Wischow totaled 33 saves for UMass and Hawkey had 33 stops for Providence.

The Minutemen and the Friars will be back in action on Sat., Nov. 11, in Providence, Rhode Island at 7 p.m.