No. 16 men’s hockey skates tied 2-2 against Wisconsin


MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin – Jaxson stauber made 37 saves as the No.16 men’s hockey Providence College tied for a 2-2 tie against Wisconsin in the 2021 Holiday Faceoff title game at the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Badgers won the tournament title with a 2-1 victory in the shootout.

No. 16 Providence – 2 | Wisconsin – 2 – OT (UW wins shootout, 2-1)

Providence – 15-7-1, 6-5-0 HEA | Wisconsin – 6-12-2, 3-7-0 Big 10

Fiserv Forum – Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Jaxson stauber (PC) – 37 saves
Jared Moe (Wisc) – 31 stops

– They skated in a scoreless first period as the Badgers held a 10-9 shooting advantage.
– Providence struck twice in 1:01 in the second period on goals from Matt Koopman and Alex esposito.
– Koopman completed a bounce of one Uula Ruikka drawn for his third count of the season at 12:06. Riley duran was credited was the secondary aid.
– Esposito scored his first goal as a brother after burying a Cody Mons feed into the slot. Guillaume Richard also got an assist on the game.
– The Badgers scored 2:05 in the third period on Corson Ceulemans’ goal to reduce the lead to 2-1.
– Mathieu De St. Phalle tied at 15:55 following a scrum inside Providence.
–The Friars killed Wisconsin’s only power play of the night at 4:22 PM after Richard and Dominick Mersch were both called out for rudeness and Richard received an extra minor for unsportsmanlike conduct.
– Neither team scored in overtime as the Badgers held a 5-1 advantage in the extra session.
– In the shooting, Parker Ford and Brock Caufield each scored in the first round. Neither team would score again until the winner of Zach Urdahl in the sixth round.
– Stauber made 37 saves and was named the tournament’s top goalie.

Goals: Koopman, Esposito (1)
Assists: Duran, Monds, Richard, Ruikka (1)
Points: Six players (1)
Shots: Pisces (5)

Providence – 0/1
Wisconsin – 0/1

Providence – 33
Wisconsin – 39

The Friars are inactive for the next two weekends before resuming the Hockey East game on January 14 in Merrimack.

For more updates on the Providence College men’s hockey program, follow the team on Twitter @FriarsHockey.


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