|1st||10:16||PRV||1-0||EV||Erik Foley (7)||Brian Pinho/6|
|2nd||5:58||CLK||1-1||PP||Devin Brosseau (4)||Terrance Amorosa/10|
|2nd||12:13||CLK||2-1||EV||Kevin Charyszyn (2)||Tyko Karjalainen/6, Josh Dickinson/3|
|3rd||1:20||CLK||3-1||EV GW||Nico Sturm (3)||Devin Brosseau/11, Sheldon Rempal/8|
|3rd||2:58||CLK||4-1||EV||Grant Cooper (2)||Marly Quince/5, Kelly Summers/8|
|3rd||13:18||PRV||2-4||EV||Brandon Duhaime (3)||Erik Foley/8|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Jake Kielly (W, 12-3-1)||60:00||2||6||6||8||20|
|Hayden Hawkey (L, 8-5-0)||58:04||4||6||5||10||21|
BELFAST, Northern Ireland - The No. 10/11 Providence College men's hockey team dropped a 4-2 decision to No. 5 Clarkson on Saturday night in the championship game of the 2017 Friendship Four at the SSE Arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
No. 10/11 Providence - 2 | No. 5 Clarkson - 4
Providence - 8-5-1 (5-3-1 HEA) | Clarkson - 12-3-1 (6-0-0 ECAC)
SSE Arena - Belfast, Northern Ireland
Hawkey (PC) - 21 saves
Kielly (CU) - 20 saves
- After a strong Friar penalty kill just minutes into the game, Clarkson had two breakaway chances behind the Providence defense, but Hayden Hawkey came up strong to keep the game scoreless.
- Providence took a 1-0 lead at the 10:16 mark on Erik Foley's seventh goal of the season and his 10th point in his last six games.
- Brian Pinho had a team-high three shots in the opening period. The Friars held a 7-6 edge in shots after 20 minutes of play.
- The Golden Knights took advantage of a 5-on-3 opportunity at the 5:58 mark of the second period as Devin Brosseau swept in a loose puck in the crease after a Terrance Amorosa shot from the point.
- Clarkson grabbed a 2-1 lead at 12:13 as Tyko Karjalainen's blast from the point deflected off a Friar stick in front and over the glove of Hawkey.
- Erik Foley nearly had his second of the night as he streaked through the slot wide open but Kielly was able to get a piece of his wrister.
- Shots were even at 13-13 after 40 minutes of play.
- The Golden Knights took control early in the third with a pair of goals by Nico Sturm and Grant Cooper in a span of 2:58 to begin the period.
- Providence closed the gap to two goals at the 13:18 mark on the strength of Brandon Duhaime's third goal of the season.
- Foley now has 11 points in his last seven games after a two-point performance on Saturday night.
- Providence's season-high unbeaten streak (3-0-1) was snapped at four games.
HOW THEY SCORED
1-0 (PC) - 10:16/1st - EV - Erik Foley (Pinho) - Stuff shot at the short side after a faceoff win by Pinho.
1-1 (CU) - 5:58/2nd - PP - Devin Brosseau (Amorosa) - Swept in a loose puck in the crease after the initial shot broke through the pads of Hawkey.
2-1 (CU) - 12:13/2nd - EV - Tyko Karjalainen - Slap shot from the point through a screen.
3-1 (CU) - 1:20/3rd - EV - Nico Sturm (Brosseau, Rempal) - Walked in through the slot and beat Hawkey with a forehand deke.
4-1 (CU) - 2:58/3rd - EV - Grant Cooper (Quince) - Rebound off a Quince shot right at the goal line.
4-2 (PC) - 13:18/3rd - EV - Brandon Duhaime (Foley) - Foley fired a wrist shot on goal from the half wall and Duhaime cleaned up his second chance at the doorstep.
PC GAME HIGHS
Goals: Duhaime, Foley (1)
Assists: Foley, Pinho (1)
Points: Foley (2)
Shots: Foley (5)
Providence - 0/2
Clarkson - 1/4
Providence - 22
Clarkson - 25
Providence will return to Hockey East play next weekend with a home-and-home set against New Hampshire beginning Friday night at Schneider Arena.