Junior forward Tyce Thompson had a career-high five assists for the Friars
Thompson, Poisson Pace Providence To 5-1 Win At Merrimack
Junior forward Tyce Thompson had a career-high five assists and freshman forward Nick Poisson posted two goals and an assist for the Friars

NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. - Tyce Thompson recorded a career-high five assists and Nick Poisson recorded two goals and an assist as No. 16 Providence College men's hockey downed Merrimack on the road, 5-1, on Saturday at Lawler Rink. With the win, Head Coach Nate Leaman joined Lou Lamoriello (248 wins) as the only head coaches in program history to hit the 200-win milestone.


Providence - 5 | Merrimack - 1


No. 16 Providence - 8-5-4 (8-5-4 HEAM) | Merrimack - 2-10-1 (2-10-1 HEAM)


Lawler Rink - North Andover, Mass.


Jaxson Stauber (PC) - 28 saves
Zach Borgiel (MC) - 25 saves


- Merrimack carried the play in the opening period, outshooting the Friars by an 8-5 margin.

- Providence has gone five-consecutive games without scoring a goal in the first period.

- Freshman Nick Poisson broke through for the Friars at 7:55 of the second period as he hammered a one-timer off a feed from Tyce Thompson off the post and in past Borgiel.

- Nearly 10 minutes later, Poisson re-directed his second goal of the game off a point shot from Cam McDonald for his fourth tally of the season.

- The Friars extended their lead to three at 5:11 of the third period on Brett Berard's third strike of the season and second in as many games.

- Patrick Moynihan's one-timer on the power play gave Providence a 4-0 lead at 9:09 of the third period for his fourth goal of the year.

- Regan Kimens broke the shutout bid for Stauber with 5:24 left in regulation.

- Greg Printz added his fifth goal of the season into an empty net with 29 seconds remaining.

- Stauber improves on his impressive season totals - 1.71 GAA and a .932 save percentage in 15 games.

- Moynihan now has three goals and three assists during his four-game point streak.


Goals: Poisson (2) Assists: Thompson (5) Points: Thompson (5) Shots: Berard (6)


Providence - 1/1 Merrimack - 0/2


Providence - 30 Merrimack - 29

Game Summary

Saturday, February 6, 2021

Game statistics
30 Shots 29
1 / 1 Power Plays 0 / 2
3 / 6 PIM 2 / 4
8-5-4 Records 2-10-1
Providence Merrimack
Nick Poisson (3)
Nick Poisson (4)
2nd/17:50  GW
Brett Berard (3)
Patrick Moynihan (4)
3rd/9:09 PP
Regan Kimens (2)
Greg Printz (5)
3rd/19:31  EN
Providence Merrimack
Jaxson Stauber
59:57, 28 Saves, 1 GA
(W, 8-3-4)

Empty Net
0:03, 0 GA
Zachary Borgiel
57:28, 25 Saves, 4 GA
(L, 2-7-1)

Empty Net
2:32, 1 GA