PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Providence College men's hockey team was defeated by No. 15 Boston University, 1-0, Saturday night in a Hockey East game played at Schneider Arena. BU scored early in the second period, while Kieran Millan made 32 saves to record his first shutout of the season.
The Terriers (16-9-7, 13-5-5 Hockey East) took a 1-0 lead at 1:55 of the second period as they converted on the power play. Garrett Noonan's slap shot from the top of the right circle took a deflection and the puck fell on the goal mouth for Joe Pereira who tapped it into the empty net for his 13th goal of the season. The Friars (7-16-7, 3-14-6 Hockey East) nearly scored the equalizer moments later when senior Jordan Kremyr (Cloverdale, B.C.) ripped a shot from the left circle that glanced off the post and out.
PC junior goalie Alex Beaudry (Cumberland, Ont.) also had a strong game as he totaled 31 saves, including a point-blank stop on BU's Corey Trivino at 11:58 of the third period. The Friars pulled Beaudry for an extra skater late in the game and sophomore Tim Schaller (Merrimack, N.H.) had a shot from in close, but Millan made the stop as he collected his fifth career shutout.
The Friars are back in action on Friday, February 25 at 7:00 p.m. when they host UMass Lowell, while the Terriers host Vermont.