York denied win #925 as Eagles tie Friars

The Eagles tied the Providence College Friars this Friday, Dec. 7, with a score of 3-3.

After seemingly righting the ship that gone off course in a loss to Boston University, with a win against the same Terriers the following night, the Eagles took another step back by tying Providence. The Friars (7-6-2) came into the game as an unranked team, but that will surely change after handing second-ranked BC (11-2-1) their third non-victory of the season.

Sophomore winger Johnny Gaudreau snapped his scoring drought by scoring the first goal of the game, his eleventh of the year, midway through the first period. Freshman defenseman Michael Matheson later made the score 2-0 in the second period with a power-play strike from the point.

The two teams began the third period with the score still favoring the Eagles, 2-0. The Friars then proceeded to outscore BC 3-1 in this final frame, with Providence’s Nick Saracino scoring the tying goal with 10 seconds left in regulation.

Providence got goals from Derek Army and Noel Acciari in the third, with a second goal by Matheson sandwiched between the two. These three goals were scored within the first three minutes of the third. The teams played with a score of 3-2 for the next seventeen minutes before Saracino hit pay dirt as seconds expired. The teams played a scoreless overtime period, settling with a tie.

BC net minder Parker Milner recorded thirty-four saves, but let three of the four shots he faced in the third period trickle past him.

Eagles coach Jerry York was denied his 925th win. His next chance will come in Minneapolis, when BC faces off against Alabama-Huntsville. This game was Boston College’s last before their midseason break.

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