Providence Takes Game One [VIDEO]
Score round one a win for the Providence College. The Friars beat UMaine 3-1 Friday night in the first game of the best-of-three Hockey East Quarterfinal series.. The Bears know one more loss and their season is over.
Sophomore goalie Jon Gillies, a South Portland native, led Providence by stopping 27 Maine shots. The only goal he allowed was a second period goal by Ben Hutton. That goal was Hutton's 13th of the season and that sets a new school record for defenseman.
But the Friars scored the game's first goal and never trailed. Trevor Mingola scored it for Providence at 5:28 of the first period.
Derek Army scored a minute and a half later, the Friars had a 2-0 after one period.
The Hutton goal got the Bears on the scoreboard and made it a 2-1 game.
Mark Jankowski beat Maine goalie Martin Ouellette on a wrap around play at the 14:05 of the second period to regain the two goal lead for the Friars, 3-1.
Gillies made 29 saves, Ouellette made 34.
Maine is now 16-14-5. Providence is 20-9-6.
Game two of the series is tonight at 7pm.
NOTE: HOCKEY EAST Q-FINALS SCORES
Notre Dame 7 Boston College 2
UNH 1 Northeastern 0
UMass-Lowell 3 Vermont 2