Senior forward Logan Cockerill scored two goals for the Terriers
Four-Goal First Period Helps Boston University Upend Providence, 6-4
Senior forward Logan Cockerill scored two goals for the Terriers

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The No. 16 Providence College men's hockey team was unable to overcome an early 3-0 deficit as Boston University earned a 6-4 win on Saturday night (Jan. 9) at Schneider Arena.


Providence - 4 | Boston University - 6


No. 16 Providence - 4-4-2 (4-4-2 HEAM) | Boston University - 1-1-0 (1-1-0 HEAM)


Schneider Arena- Providence, R.I.


Jaxson Stauber (PC) - 14 saves
Drew Commesso (BU) - 32 saves


-Ty Amonte secured an early lead for the Terriers with a re-direct off a shot by David Farrance. Ferrance followed up Amonte's goal less than a minute later on the power play. Jay O'Brien netted another power-play goal 2:21 later to give the Terriers a 3-0 lead.

-Uula Ruikka put the Friars on the board on a 5-on-3 power play with 7:36 remaining in the opening stanza. Ruikka was assisted by Michael Callahan and Parker Ford on his second goal of the season.

-Tyce Thompson followed Ruikka's lead with a goal 40 seconds later, also on the power play bringing the score to 3-2. Thompson was assisted by Ben Mirageas and Jason O'Neill on the play.

-BU's Logan Cockerill rounded out an action packed first with a breakaway goal shorthanded, sending the Terriers into the first intermission with a 4-2 lead.

-Craig Needham put the Friars back within a goal, 4-3, 4:23 into the middle stanza. Needham rushed down the left wing and wired a shot to the top right corner.

-Boston University responded with the game-winning goal three minutes later by Markus Boguslavsky after he tipped home a shot from Alex Vlasic.

-Providence's Matt Koopman scored the final Friars goal of the night with assists by Craig Needham and Ben Mirageas with 5:44 to go in the second period. The goal was Koopman's third of the season and served as Mirageas' third assist of the night.

-The final period was scoreless at 5-4 until BU's Logan Cockerill put in an empty-netter with 1.5 seconds to go.


Goals: Needham, Koopman, Ruikka, Thompson (1)
Assists: Mirageas (3)
Points: Mirageas (3)
Shots: McDonald, Thompson, Tugnutt (4)


Providence - 2/5
Boston University - 2/4


Providence - 36
Boston University - 20


The Friars are set to play UMass on Wednesday, Jan. 13 at Schneider Arena. Puck drop is scheduled for 5:00 P.M.

Game Summary

Saturday, January 9, 2021

Game statistics
20 Shots 36
2 / 4 Power Plays 2 / 5
6 / 12 PIM 5 / 10
1-1-0 Records 4-4-2
Boston University Providence
Ty Amonte (1)
David Farrance (1)
1st/4:19 PP
Jay O'Brien (2)
1st/6:40 PP
Uula Ruikka (2)
1st/13:09 PP
Tyce Thompson (5)
1st/13:53 PP EA DP
Logan Cockerill (1)
1st/14:13 SH
Craig Needham (2)
Markus Boguslavsky (1)
2nd/7:28  GW
Matt Koopman (3)
Logan Cockerill (2)
3rd/19:59.0  EN
Boston University Providence
Drew Commesso
59:59, 32 Saves, 4 GA
(W, 1-1-0)

Empty Net
0:01, 0 GA
Jaxson Stauber
57:33, 14 Saves, 5 GA
(L, 4-2-2)

Empty Net
2:27, 1 GA