Live Blog: UMass Lowell at Providence College

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#8 Massachusetts Lowell (15-6-2, 5-3-1 HEA)
at #7 Providence College (14-5-5, 6-4-1 HEA)

A battle of top-10 ranked Hockey East schools will get underway on Friday night in the first game of home-and-home series between the UMass Lowell River Hawks (No. 8) and Providence College Friars (No. 7).

The River Hawks and Friars will meet for the first time since last year’s Hockey East semifinals when UMass Lowell topped Providence to advance to the Hockey East Championship on their way to their first ever Hockey East title in school history.

Overall the River Hawks are 44-50-11 (.419) against the Friars and 23-25-4 at Providence College home sites. Last season, UMass Lowell was 3-1-0 against the Friars.

“It’s become quite a rivalry,” said UMass Lowell head coach Norm Bazin. “Both clubs started with new coaches at the same time, we’re on an even footing; both have strong defensive clubs that play hard offensively.  It should be a great match up.”

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9:40 PM EDT

UMass Lowell drops to 15-7-2 overall and 5-4-1 in Hockey East. Providence improves to 15-5-5 and 7-4-1 in HEA.


9:38 PM EDT

FINAL: Providence College tops UMass Lowell, 5-4.


9:33 PM EDT

Lowell has the net empty.


9:28 PM EDT

Call stands. Good goal. Providence leads Lowell, 5-4.


9:26 PM EDT

Under review.


9:26 PM EDT

Friars score three unanswered goals to take the lead with 3:46 left in regulation. Providence 5, UMass Lowell 4.


9:22 PM EDT

Jankowski ties it up for Providence with 4:59 left in regulation. UMass Lowell 4, Providence 4.


9:17 PM EDT

Providence gets a goal back at 12:28 in the third period. UMass Lowell 4, Providence 3.


9:09 PM EDT

Under 11 minutes left in regulation. UMass Lowell 4, Providence 2.


8:55 PM EDT

Underway in the third period.


8:43 PM EDT

The River Hawks are 30-0-3 when leading after two periods since the start of the 2012-13 season. 50-1-3 under Norm Bazin.


8:40 PM EDT

UMass Lowell is 12-0-2 when leading after two periods, Providence is 1-2-2 when trailing after two.


8:39 PM EDT

After 4o minutes UMass Lowell leads Providence, 4-2. Shots are 27-21 in favor of the Friars.


8:36 PM EDT

Michael Fallon puts the River Hawks back up by two at 18:21 in the 2nd. UMass Lowell 4, Providence 2.


8:23 PM EDT

Call stands. Good Goal. UMass Lowell 3, Providence 2.


8:22 PM EDT

Goal under review.


8:21 PM EDT

Providence gets one back at 11:11 in the 2nd. UMass Lowell 3, Providence 2.


8:19 PM EDT

Pendenza scores the third straight for the River Hawks at 10:20 in the 2nd. UMass Lowell 3, Providence 1.


8:14 PM EDT

Michael Colantone gives the River Hawks the lead at 7:36 in the 2nd. UMass Lowell 2, Providence 1.


8:10 PM EDT

AJ White ties it up on a beauty for the River Hawks at 6:02 in the 2nd. UMass Lowell 1, Providence 1.


8:01 PM EDT

Underway in the second.


7:49 PM EDT

UMass Lowell is 1-3-0 when trailing after the first period, Providence is 4-2-1 when leading after one.


7:49 PM EDT

UMass Lowell is 5-4-0 when their opponent scores first and Providence is 9-2-1 when scoring first this season.


7:44 PM EDT

After 20 minutes Providence leads UMass Lowell, 1-0. Shots are 11-9 in favor of the Friars.


7:38 PM EDT

Demopoulos and Brown get the assists on Gilmour’s goal at 14:53 in the first.


7:36 PM EDT

Providence gets on the board first as Gilmour scores on a break away goal. Providence 1, UMass Lowell 0.


7:22 PM EDT

12:44 left in the first period. UMass Lowell and Providence are scoreless.


7:15 PM EDT

UMass Lowell Lines

Forwards

White Pendenza Holmstrom
Wilson Fallon Wallin
Thompson Colantone Arnold
McGrath Gambardella Chapie

Defense

Kamrass Suter
Houk Amlong
Kapla Folin

Goaltender

Connor Hellebuyck (8-4-1; 1.62 GAA; .946 SV%)

 


7:11 PM EDT

Game on in Providence!


Justin Soderberg has covered the UMass Lowell River Hawks and Hockey East for over two years. Soderberg also contributes to Boston Bruins coverage for Inside Hockey. Follow him on twitter: @JMSoderberg