Sophomore forward Bennett Schimek had a goal and an assist for the Friars
Providence College Upends Michigan, 4-2
Sophomore forward Bennett Schimek had a goal and an assist for the Friars

Box Score

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - The No. 18/20 Providence College men's hockey scored four-consecutive goals en route to a 4-2 victory over No. 5/4 Michigan on Saturday, October 7 at Yost Ice Arena. Providence earns its first-ever victory over Michigan (1-3-0 all-time).

No. 18/20 Providence (1-0-0, 0-0-0 HEA) | No. 5/4 Michigan (0-1-0, 0-0-0 B1G)

Providence - 4 | Michigan - 2

Yost Ice Arena - Ann Arbor, Mich.

Philip Svedebäck (PC) - 30 saves, 2 goals against
Noah West (MICH) - 22 saves, 4 goals against


- The Providence penalty kill outlasted an extended 5-on-3 for Michigan but the Wolverines' Josh Eernisse converted on a breakaway as the penalty expired to give the hosts a 1-0 lead in the first period.

- Nick Poisson answered just 56 seconds later with a power-play goal on a re-direction from a Luke Krys shot from the point. Bennett Schimek earned the secondary assist on the play.

- Riley Duran gave the Friars a 2-1 lead at 8:13 of the second period as he converted on an odd-man rush with Cal Kiefiuk. Cam McDonald earned an assist on the play along with Kiefiuk.

- Liam Valente cashed in for the Friars just over four minutes later to extend the lead to 3-1. Jaroslav Chmelar and Connor Kelley assisted on the play.

- Providence struck early in the third period on the power play as Bennett Schimek fired a one-timer over the shoulder of West to make it a 4-1 game. Kiefiuk and Krys each earned their second assists of the night on the play.

- Michigan's Gavin Brindley scored with 7:32 remaining in the third to cut the Friars lead to 4-2.

- Goaltender Philip Svedebäck stood tall down the stretch as the Wolverines pushed to draw closer in the final minutes with an empty net.

- Duran led the way with a game-high eight shots on goal.

- The Friars improve to 11-2 in season-openers under Nate Leaman and 5-2 on the road in openers.


Goals: Poisson, Duran, Valente, Bennett Schimek (1)
Assists: Kiefiuk, Krys (2)
Points: Kiefiuk, Krys, Bennett Schimek (2)
Shots: Duran (8)


Providence - 2/5
Michigan - 0/3


Providence - 26
Michigan - 32


The Friars and Wolverines conclude their two-game series on Sunday afternoon with a 4 PM puck drop at Yost Ice Arena.