Senior goaltender Michael Lackey made 28 saves for the Friars
Providence College Skates To 1-1 Tie With Union
Senior goaltender Michael Lackey made 28 saves for the Friars

BURLINGTON, Vt. - Tyce Thompson scored his 14th goal early in the first period but that's all the No. 13/15 Providence College men's hockey team could get past Darion Hanson in a 1-1 tie against Union on Sunday (Dec. 29) at the Catamount Cup in Burlington, Vt.


Providence - 1 | Union - 1 - OT


No. 13/15 Providence - 10-5-4 (6-4-2 HEAM) | Union - 5-13-1 (3-5-0 ECAC)


Gutterson Fieldhouse - Burlington, Vt.


Michael Lackey (PC) - 28 saves
Darion Hanson (UC) - 39 saves


- Tyce Thompson netted his NCAA-leading 14th goal of the season and his fifth power play strike at 6:23 of the first period to put the Friars up 1-0. Thompson blasted a one-timer off a feed from Michael Callahan past Union's Darian Hanson.

- The Friars looked poised to take a 2-0 lead after Union's Zach Emelifeonwu was given a five-minute major and game misconduct for boarding but Hanson turned aside all six Friar shots on the power play.

- Providence held a 18-7 shot advantage after 20 minutes.

- The teams skated through a scoreless second period. The Dutchmen held a 15-8 advantage in shots in the middle frame, but Michael Lackey stood tall again for the Friars. Lackey stopped 58-of-60 shots he faced over the weekend.

- Union tied things up with just 5:11 left in regulation as Vas Kolias finished a rebound off a shot from Anthony Rinaldi.

- Greg Printz nearly found the back of the net in overtime for the second time in as many games, but his re-direction at the post trickled just wide of the net.

- Jack Dugan recorded his NCAA-leading 35th point and 29th assist on Thompson's goal. He has points in 16 of 19 games this season.

- Providence scored first for the 17th time in 19 games this season.


1-0 (PC) - 6:23/1st - PP - Tyce Thompson (Callahan, Dugan) - One-timer from the left circle off a feed from Callahan.

1-1 (UC) - 14:49/3rd - EV - Vas Kolias (Rinaldi, Campolieto) - Rebound on the doorstep off a shot from Rinaldi.


Goals: Thompson (1)
Assists: Callahan, Dugan (1)
Points: Callahan, Dugan, Thompson (1)
Shots: Dugan (7)


Providence - 1/3
Union - 0/4


Providence - 40
Union - 29


The Friars are back in action at the Fortress Invitational next weekend (Jan. 3-4) in Las Vegas, Nev. Providence will face-off against Army West Point on Friday before playing either Cornell or Ohio State on Saturday night.

Game Summary

Sunday, December 29, 2019
Catamount Cup at Vermont

Game statistics
29 Shots 40
0 / 4 Power Plays 1 / 3
4 / 19 PIM 4 / 8
5-13-1 Records 10-5-4
Union Providence
Tyce Thompson (14)
1st/6:23 PP
Vas Kolias (1)
3rd/14:49  GT
Union Providence
Darion Hanson
65:00, 39 Saves, 1 GA
(T, 5-13-1)
Michael Lackey
65:00, 28 Saves, 1 GA
(T, 10-5-4)