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Sophomore forward Riley Duran had a goal and an assist for the Friars
Providence Tops Western Ontario In Exhibition, 5-2
Sophomore forward Riley Duran had a goal and an assist for the Friars

Box Score

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Riley Duran (Woburn, Mass.) and Cody Monds (Brockville, Ont.) each recorded two points at the Providence College men's hockey team opened the 2022-23 season with a 5-2 exhibition win over the University of Western Ontario on Saturday (Oct. 1) at Schneider Arena.

SCORE
Providence - 5 | Western Ontario - 2

VENUE
Schneider Arena - Providence, R.I.

GOALIES
Austin Roden (PC) - 29 saves
Dylan Myskiw (UWO) - 49 saves


NOTES

- The teams skated through the opening 20 minutes scoreless as the Friars controlled the play with an 18-7 shot advantage.

- Western Ontario opened the scoring on a goal from Sean Montgomery during an odd-man rush.

- Uula Ruikka tied the game for the Friars at 5:01 of the second period off a one-timer from a Cody Monds pass.

- Duran gave Providence a 2-1 lead just over five minutes later after tic-tac-toe passing from Austen May and Monds, who fed Duran for a tap-in at the near post.

- Cam McDonald extended the lead to 3-1 with a wrister from the point through traffic. Jaroslav Chmelar and Chase Yoder earned the assists.

- Montgomery and the Mustangs trimmed the lead to 3-2 late in the second period.

- At 7:13 of the third period. Michael Citara finished off a backhand shot off a faceoff win from Craig Needham to make it a 4-2 game.

- Parker Ford capped the scoring with a shorthanded, empty-net goal at 19:17.

- Providence outshot the Mustangs by a 54-31 advantage.

- Ford and Brett Berard had a game-high seven shots on goal each.


PC GAME HIGHS

Goals: Ruikka, Duran, McDonald, Citara, Ford (1)
Assists: Monds (2)
Points: Duran, Monds (2)
Shots: Brett Berard, Ford (7)


POWER PLAYS

Providence - 1/5
Western Ontario - 1/3


SHOTS

Providence - 54
Western Ontario - 31