Jankowski Scores in Overtime to Lift Providence Past Colorado College, 5-4
Junior Mark Jankowski Scores in Overtime for Friars

Junior forward Mark Jankowski scored the game-winning goal for the Friars
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 3:35  PRV1-0 EV Anthony Florentino (1)Brandon Tanev/5, Kevin Rooney/1
2nd 5:39  CC1-1 EV Zach Aman (1)Charlie Taft/3, Luc Gerdes/2
2nd 8:35  CC2-1 EV Sam Rothstein (2)Luc Gerdes/3, Garrett Cecere/3
3rd 0:42  PRV2-2 EV Noel Acciari (3)Shane Luke/7, Nick Saracino/8
3rd 7:53  CC3-2 EV Michael King (1)Scott Wamsganz/5, Jaccob Slavin/3
3rd 13:36  PRV3-3 EV Noel Acciari (4)Brian Pinho/5, Nick Saracino/9
3rd 13:51  PRV4-3 EV Brandon Tanev (3)Brian Pinho/6, Kevin Rooney/2
3rd 17:18  CC4-4 EV Ian Young (1)Sam Rothstein/5, Alex Roos/1
OT 4:28  PRV5-4 EV GW Mark Jankowski (3)Trevor Mingoia/8, Kyle McKenzie/1
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd OT Final
Colorado College  02204
Providence  10315
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd OT SOG
Colorado College  789226
Providence  181315753
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Colorado College (3-12-1)  0/3 3/6 0
Providence (12-6-1)  0/3 3/6 0
Colorado College Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 OT Saves
Tyler Marble (L, 2-7-0)64:285 171312648
Providence Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 OT Saves
Jon Gillies (W, 11-6-1)64:284 767222

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - With just over 30 seconds remaining in overtime, Mark Jankoswki (Dundas, Ontario) gathered a rebound in front and lifted the puck past Colorado College goaltender Tyler Marble to give the No. 16 Providence College men's hockey team a 5-4 win against the Tigers on Saturday Night at Schneider Arena (2,021).

The Friars (12-6-1, 6-4-0 HEA) and Tigers (3-12-1, 0-8-1 NCHC) combined for five goals in an eventful third period, including two by Noel Acciari (Johnston, R.I.). Colorado College's Ian Young scored his first goal of the season at 17:18 of the third period to tie the game at 4-4 and force overtime.

Marble finished with a career high 48 saves as Providence out-shot Colorado College 53-26.

The Friars took a 1-0 lead at 3:35 of the first period when Florentino fired home a pass by Brandon Tanev (Toronto, Ontario), who had curled around the back of the Colorado College goal before finding Florentino open at the point. Kevin Rooney (Canton, Mass.) notched his first assist of the season on the goal as well.

Providence out-shot Colorado College 18-7 in the first but had to kill off three Tiger power plays.

At 5:39 of the second period, the Tigers evened the score, 1-1, when Zach Aman poked in a rebound following a Charlie Taft shot on goal. Then at 8:35, Sam Rothstein gave Colorado College a 2-1 lead when he notched his second goal of the season, with the primary assist going to Gerdes.

The Friars continued to generate chances, including great looks by Trevor Mingoia (Fairport, N.Y.) and Nick Saracino (St. Louis, Mo.) while on the power play, but Marble stopped all 13 shots he faced in the frame to keep the score at 2-1 following two periods of play.

Providence tied it up, 2-2, just 42 seconds into the third when Acciari flipped a backhander past Marble from just outside the goal crease. Shane Luke (Dauphin, Manitoba) and Saracino assisted on the play.

The Tigers took back the lead, 3-2, at 7:53 when Michael King's shot from the point deflected in front and found the back of the net. Scott Wamsganz and Jaccob Slavin assisted on the goal.

Acciari then netted his second goal of the period following a couple quick passes from Brian Pinho (North Andover, Mass.) and Saracino to tie the score at 3-3.

Brandon Tanev (Toronto, Ontario) gave the Friars a 4-3 lead just 15 seconds later when he scored his third goal of the season. Pinho and Rooney each notched their second assists of the night on the play, marking the first career multi-point games for both players.

But then Young scored his first goal of the season at 17:18 to force overtime by tying the score at 4-4.

In overtime, Jankowski's third goal of the season was also his second game-winning tally of the season. The play was assisted by Mingoia, whose initial shot was saved by Marble, and Kyle McKenzie (Aston, Pa.). It was Providence's second overtime win of the season (Oct. 11 at Ohio State).

Providence and Colorado College each finished the game 0-for-3 on the power play. In net, Jon Gillies (South Portland, Maine) made 22 saves for the Friars.

Providence and Colorado College close out their weekend series tomorrow afternoon (Sunday, Jan. 4) at 4:05 p.m. The game will be televised locally on CoxSports on OSN.

Notes Senior forward Stefan Demopoulos became the 145th Friar to reach the 100-games played milestone ... Providence has won four games in a row for the second time this season and is 8-1-0 over the last nine games (11-3-0 since Nov. 1) ... Shane Luke (3-4-7), Noel Acciari (3-4-7) and Brian Pinho (1-4-5) each have four-game point streaks ... Pinho (0-2-2) and Kevin Rooney (0-2-2) each notched the first multi-point games of their careers ... The Friars are now 2-1-1 in overtime this season, with their last overtime win coming on Oct. 11 at Ohio State (2-1 on Pinho's game winner).