Providence College Tops Massachusetts, 4-1, At Catamount Cup
Junior forward Mark Jankowski has goal and assist for Friars

Junior forward Mark Jankowski had a goal and an assist for the Friars
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
2nd 6:11  PRV1-0 EV Brian Pinho (3)Noel Acciari/4, Shane Luke/4
2nd 10:26  PRV2-0 EV GW Mark Jankowski (2)Shane Luke/5, Josh Monk/2
2nd 17:14  UMA1-2 PP Frank Vatrano (10)Maddison Smiley/2, Brandon Montour/1
3rd 2:43  PRV3-1 SH Brandon Tanev (2)Tom Parisi/6
3rd 4:02  PRV4-1 PP Trevor Mingoia (10)Mark Jankowski/8, Jake Walman/5
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Providence  0224
Massachusetts  0101
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Providence  78924
Massachusetts  88723
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Providence (10-6-1)  1/6 7/25 1
Massachusetts (4-13-0)  1/5 8/24 0
Providence Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Jon Gillies (W, 9-6-1)59:421 87722
Empty Net0:180     
Massachusetts Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Henry Dill (L, 4-7-0)57:524 76720
Empty Net2:080     

BURLINGTON, Vt. -- Leading 2-1 after two periods of play, the No. 16 Providence College men's hockey team notched a short-handed and a power-play goal 1:19 apart early in the third period en route to a 4-1 win over Massachusetts in game one of the Catamount Cup on Sunday afternoon at the Gutterson Fieldhouse.

Four different Friars found the back of the net, including Brian Pinho (North Andover, Mass.), Mark Jankowski (Dundas, Ontario), Brandon Tanev (Toronto, Ontario) and Trevor Mingoia (Fairport, N.Y.) and Shane Luke (Dauphin, Manitoba) finished with two assists to lead the Friar offense. Jankowski, who also had an assist, was named the Catamount Cup Player of the Game.

In net, Jon Gillies (South Portland, Maine) stopped 22 of the 23 shots he faced as Providence improved to 10-6-1 (6-4-0 HEA) on the season.

Henry Dill made 20 saves in the Massachusetts (4-13-0, 1-9-0 HEA) goal.

A scoreless first period included seven saves by Dill and eight saves by Gillies. Dill's best save came halfway through the period when Noel Acciari (Johnston, R.I.) setup Robbie Hennessey (Garnet Valley, Pa.) in the low slot with a pass from behind the net, but Dill was able to get a pad on Hennessey's snapshot.

Just as a Friar power play expired, Pinho crashed the net and knocked in a feed from Acciari for his third goal of the season to break the scoreless tie at 6:11 of the second. Luke also assisted on the play.

The Friars went up 2-0 at 10:26 of the second on Jankowski's second goal of the season. Josh Monk (Langley, British Columbia) dumped the puck in behind the UMass net. Luke's forecheck popped the puck out in front and Jankowski beat everyone to the loose puck and lifted a backhander high past Dill.

Massachusetts cut the Friar lead in half at 17:14 when Frank Vatrano jammed a rebound past Gillies while the Minutemen were on the power play. Defensemen Brandon Montour and Maddison Smiley had the power-play assists.

Early in the third, Tanev scored his second career short-handed goal to put the Friars back in front by two goals. He took a long pass down the boards by Tom Parisi (Commack, N.Y.) and cut in on a two-on-one with Kevin Rooney (Canton, Mass.), firing a shot on goal that Dill saved but Tanev quickly jammed the rebound in for his second goal of the season.

With a power-play goal scored at 4:02 of the third, Mingoia capped off the scoring with his 10th goal of the year. He fired home his fourth power-play goal of the season from the slot off a pass from Jankowski. Jake Walman (Toronto, Ontario) also assisted on the play.

The Friars closed out the win by killing off a five-minute UMass penalty. For the game, Providence finished 1-for-6 with the man advantage, while Massachusetts was 1-for-5 on the power play.

Providence caps off the Catamount Cup tomorrow night (Dec. 29) at 7:00 p.m. against host Vermont. The 10th-ranked Catamounts play Air Force tonight (Dec. 28) in game two of the tournament before taking on the Friars in tomorrow night's non-conference contest.


Senior Shane Luke (0-2-2) recorded his third multi-point game of the season and his second in a row ... Luke has a two-game point streak (2-2-4) ... Noel Acciari has a two-game point streak (0-3-3) ... Brian Pinho has a two-game point streak (1-1-2) and he netted his first goal since scoring the overtime game-winning goal at Ohio State (2-1 on Oct. 11) ... Junior Trevor Mingoia has 14 points in the last 11 games (9-5-14), including goals in the last four games (5-1-6) ... The Friars have scored four (or more) goals in each of the last two games and in three of the last four games.