Sophomore forward Nick Poisson had a hat trick and an assist for the Friars
Five-Goal Third Period Sends Providence Past Denver, 6-5
Sophomore forward Nick Poisson had a hat trick and an assist for the Friars

Box Score

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -Nick Poisson recorded a hat trick and four points in the third period and Brett Berard scored the game-winning goal with 1:01 left in regulation as the No. 12/14 Providence College men's hockey team rallied from a three-goal, third period deficit to shock No. 8 Denver, 6-5, at Schneider Arena on Friday night (Oct. 22).

#12/14 Providence - 6 | #8 Denver - 5

Providence - 4-2-0, 1-0-0 HEA | Denver - 4-1-0, 0-0-0 NCHC

Schneider Arena - Providence, R.I.

Jaxson Stauber (PC) - 39 saves
Magnus Chrona (DU) - 27 saves


- Jaxson Stauber was the story of the first period, stopping all 19 shots he faced, including several key stops doing a two-minute five-on-three power play for the Pioneers.

- Justin Lee and Cole Guttman gave Denver a quick 2-0 lead early in the second period.

- Max Crozier, appearing in his first game of the 2021-22 season, scored on a power play at the 8:28 mark to make it a 2-1 game.

- The Pioneers responded with a pair of goals 2:19 apart from Cameron Wright and Mike Benning to push the lead to 4-1.

- Providence exploded for three goals in the opening 4:14 of the third period to even the score at 4-4. Poisson struck for a pair to cut the deficit to 4-3 and then Jamie Engelbert registered his first goal of the season just 33 seconds later to tie the game.

- Denver's Carter Savoie regained the lead on the power play at 10:20, but Poisson responded just 1:31 with a power-play goal of his own to cap off his hat trick and bring the game even at 5-5.

- Poisson then setup Brett Berard's game-winning goal with 1:01 remaining to cap off the wild comeback. It was Berard's sixth goal in six games this season.

- Poisson was the first Friar to score three third period goals since Devin Rask against Princeton on Nov. 3, 2002 against Princeton, where he scored four in the third period.

- The Friars came back to win or tie a game in which they trailed by three goals in the third period for the first time since forcing a 3-3 tie at Northeastern on Dec. 6, 2013.

- Poisson now leads the Friars in scoring with 10 points on three goals and seven assists.

- Crozier recorded his first career three-point effort with a goal and two assists.

- The Friars finished the night winning 49-of-79 faceoffs (.620).


Goals: Poisson (3)
Assists: Crozier (2)
Points: Poisson (4)
Shots: Poisson, Yoder (5)


Providence - 3/4
Denver - 1/4


Providence - 33
Denver - 44


The Friars return to action on Sunday (Oct. 24) as they visit New Hampshire for a 5 p.m. puck drop.