Sophomore defenseman Cam McDonald scored a goal for the Friars
Providence College Splits Weekend Series With 3-2 Win Over Maine
Cam McDonald, Craig Needham and Albin Nilsson scored goals for the Friars

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The 16th-ranked Providence College men's hockey team got third period goals from Craig Needham and Albin Nilsson en route to a 3-2 win over Maine on Saturday at Schneider Arena.


Providence - 3 | Maine - 2


Providence - 5-5-2 (5-5-2 HEAM) | Maine - 2-5-1 (2-5-1 HEAM)


Schneider Arena - Providence, R.I.


Jaxson Stauber (PC) - 21 saves Victor Ostman (Maine) - 30 saves


-Cam McDonald got the Friars on the board early (6:54) with his first goal of the season as he beat Ostman to the short side off the post. Parker Ford and Greg Printz earned the assists.

-Providence killed the game's first four penalties before getting its first crack on the man-advantage, but it was the Black Bears who struck shorthanded to even the score on a goal by Eduards Tralmaks.

-Providence pulled ahead 2-1 with a goal from Craig Needham in the third (7:41). Set up by Chase Yoder, Needham finished off his third goal of the season on a re-direct at the top of the crease.

-Sophomore Albin Nilsson gave the Friars insurance with his first career goal, extending the lead to 3-1. Nilsson cleaned up a rebound off of a Jason O'Neill shot after Max Crozier got the puck down to the net.

-Tralmaks tallied his second of the game with just over a minute left in regulation with the extra attacker.

-The Friars snapped their two-game losing streak with the win and improved to .500 this season at 5-5-2.

-Providence outshot the Black Bears by a 15-3 margin in the third period and 33-23 overall in the game.


Goals: McDonald, Nilsson, Needham (1)
Assists: Koopman, Yoder, O'Neill, Ford, Crozier (1)
Points: McDonald, Nilsson, Needham, Koopman, Yoder, O'Neill, Ford, Crozier (1)
Shots: Yoder (4)


Providence - 0/3
Maine - 0/4


Providence - 33
Maine - 23


The Friars are slated to play the UMass Minutemen in a home-and-home series next weekend Friday, Jan. 22 and Sat. Jan 23.

Game Summary

Saturday, January 16, 2021

Game statistics
23 Shots 33
0 / 4 Power Plays 0 / 3
3 / 6 PIM 4 / 8
2-5-1 Records 5-5-2
Maine Providence
Cam McDonald (1)
Eduards Tralmaks (4)
2nd/15:04 SH
Craig Needham (3)
Albin Nilsson (1)
3rd/11:52  GW
Eduards Tralmaks (5)
3rd/18:54  EA
Maine Providence
Victor Ostman
58:10, 30 Saves, 3 GA
(L, 2-1-0)

Empty Net
1:50, 0 GA
Jaxson Stauber
60:00, 21 Saves, 2 GA
(W, 5-3-2)