Sophomore forward Jaroslav Chmelar had a goal and an assist for the Friars
Providence College Held Off By Michigan, 5-4

Box Score

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - The No. 18/20 Providence College men's hockey team fell to No. 5/4 Michigan on Sunday, October 8 at Yost Ice Arena, with a final score of 5-4. Four different Friars tallied goals as the late comeback bid fell short.

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

Providence - 4 | Michigan - 5

Yost Ice Arena - Ann Arbor, Mich.

Philip Svedebäck (PC) - 32 saves, 5 goals against
Jacob Barczewski (MICH) - 20 saves, 4 goals against


- The Wolverines opened the scoring early, as forward Gavin Brindley found the back of the net off an assist from Tyler Duke just 23 seconds into the first period, giving Michigan the early 1-0 lead.

- Forward Seamus Casey extended Michigan's advantage just under four minutes later, with an unassisted backhand goal finding the top shelf, extending the Wolverines' early lead to 2-0.

- Hudson Malinoski opened the scoring for the Friars with a power-play goal at 14:21 in the second period, giving him his first collegiate goal. Jaroslav Chmelar and Tanner Adams assisted on the play, earning his first-career NCAA point.

- Following a coach's challenge, Craig Needham was penalized and ejected for contact to the head, setting up Michigan's Frank Nazar III's goal in 4-on-4 play with just over 10 seconds remaining in the second period, giving the Wolverines a 3-1 lead.

- Michigan's Rutger McGroarty extended the Wolverines' lead 4-1 on a 5-on-3 power-play at the 4:52 mark in the third period.

- Michigan's Nazar III scored his second of the game, extending the Wolverines' lead to 5-1 at 14:30 into the third period.

- Jaroslav Chmelar cut Michigan's lead down 5-2 late in the third period, with a goal at the 16:43 mark bringing the Friars within three. Malinoski tallied the assist on the play.

- Liam Valente brought the Friars back within two, scoring a power-play goal at 18:15 into the third, cutting the Wolverines' lead down 5-3. Bennett Schimek assisted on the goal.

- With under a minute left in the third, Riley Duran brought the Friars within a goal, taking advantage of the extra attacker and ripping a top shelf shot past the shoulder of Barczewski to pull Providence's deficit to 5-4. Nick Poisson and Guillaume Richard registered assists on the goal.

- Hudson Malinoski led the Friars with four shots on goal.


Goals: Malinoski, Chmelar, Valente, Duran (1)
Assists: Chmelar, Adams, Malinoski, Schimek, Poisson, Richard (1)
Points: Malinoski, Chmelar (2)
Shots: Malinoski (4)


Providence - 2/4
Michigan - 2/6


Providence - 26
Michigan - 40


The Friars return home to face Stonehill College in the 2023-24 season home opener on Friday night with a 7 PM puck drop at Schneider Arena.