No. 15 Men’s Hockey Game Notes vs. UConn
Matchup: No. 15 Providence College (10-7-5, 10-7-5 HEAM) v UConn (9-10-2, 9-10-2 HEAM)
Face-to-Face: 5:00 p.m. (Friday) – Freitas Ice Forum – Storrs, Conn.
Radio: NewsRadio 104.7 FM | TuneIn Radio | Play-by-play: Mike Logan
Live Statistics: StatBroadcast.com
-The teams skated in the top 20 scoreless as the Friars held an 8-4 advantage in shots.
-Zach Solow of Northeastern started a second-period scoring streak just 28 seconds, taking a 1-0 lead.
–Patrick Moynihan responded quickly with a revenue target with the help of Chase yoder. Moynihan’s sixth goal of the season tied the score at 1-1 just 21 seconds later.
-The Huskies followed suit three minutes later with a power-play goal from Aidan McDonough, resuming the lead to 2-1.
-Zach Solow put another on the board for the Huskies, improving their lead to 3-1 at 12:59.
-Providence responded with just eight seconds left in the second period with a goal of Chase yoder reduce the brother’s deficit by one, 3-2, before the second intermission. Yoder was assisted by Max Crozier and Patrick Moynihan on a wild ride in the northeast fold.
–Greg Printz found the equalizer for the Friars at 3:25 of the final period, as he sent a loose puck into the top of the net. Parker Ford and Michael callahan got the assists on the tying goal.
-Gunnarwolfe Fontaine and Aidan McDonough of Northeastern scored in the shootout, which helped the Huskies earn extra points in the Hockey East Power Index.
–Jaxson stauber stopped 19 of 22 shots directed at the net.
-Providence’s five overtime games have been shootout this season. The brothers are 2-3 in shootings.
Thompson and Stauber named Walter Brown Award semi-finalists
– The Gridiron Club of Greater Boston announced that Providence College Tyce thompson and goalkeeper Jaxson stauber were named semi-finalists for the 69th Walter Brown Award, awarded to the best US-born college hockey player in New England.
– Thompson leads the Friars with nine goals and 12 assists in 22 games this season, while Stauber was recently named a finalist for the Mike Richter Award for his 10-5-5 record, 2.07 GPA and percentage of d ‘.917 saves this season.
Three current and future enlisted brothers
Before Brett Berard and Chase yoder were both selected on Day 2 of the 2020 NHL Draft in October. Berard was selected by the New York Rangers in the fifth round (134th overall), while Yoder was selected by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the sixth round (170th overall). Future brother Riley Duran was led by the Boston Bruins in the sixth round (182nd overall).
Meet the new guys
Providence has welcomed in an incoming class of seven for this season – four freshmen and three transfer student-athletes. The first year students are: Brett Berard, Nick fish, Uula Ruikka and Chase yoder. Second year Jaxson stauber is a transfer from the State of Minnesota, while Matt tugnutt and Anton Martinsson are transfers from Sacred Heart and Alaska Fairbanks graduates, respectively.
Distribute the points
Twenty-one different Brothers scored at least one point last season. In 18 games in 2020-2021, 20 players scored at least one point while 18 players scored at least one goal.
Stauber supports the brothers
Since becoming eligible on December 13, Jaxson stauber posted an average of 2.07 and a save percentage of .917 in 20 games, stopping 465 of 507 shots.
Return of production
Providence is sixth in the country with 84 goals scored this season. The 82% of goals returned rank fourth nationally. The Friars also returned 76% of their points from last season, which also placed sixth.
The Friars have the 10th youngest team in the NCAA this season (average age 21, 181 days). First-year student Brett Berard is the fifth youngest player on the NCAA roster this year.
In search of seven
Providence holds the second longest streak of NCAA appearances in the country, having made a sixth consecutive tournament appearance in 2018-19. Denver leads the field with 12 consecutive appearances.
Three is the magic number
The brothers are 173-19-20 all time under Nate leaman by scoring three or more goals in a game.
After 40 years
The brothers are 157-7-17 all time under Nate leaman by holding a lead after two periods.
Momentum of the third period
The Friars have a 30-18 (+12) margin overall this season in the third period.
GWG for all
Nine different players have counted for the 10 game-winning goals for the Friars this season. Second year Jamie Engelbert is the only brother to have recorded multiple wins this season.
The Huskies ended a four-game losing streak with a 4-2 victory over Maine last Saturday at Storrs. A trio of juniors lead the way in scorers for UConn this season – Jonny Evans (13-11-24), Jachym Kondelik (0-17-17), Carter Turnbull (9-4-13) and Marc Gatcomb (6-5 -11) at the top of the ranking. In net, Tomas Vomacka recorded every minute for the Huskies posting a 2.69 GAA and .911 save percentage in 21 starts.
Series history against UConn (PC leads 12-3-3, .750)
Friday will mark the third meeting of the season between the two teams, with the home teams scoring shutout wins each time. The Friars beat the Huskies by a score of 4-0 on February 12 at the Schneider Arena. UConn won a 2-0 victory at the Freitas Ice Forum on December 28. Providence is 5-1-1 in the last seven games.
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