Sophomore forward Jaroslav Chmelar tallied a goal and an assist for the Friars
Providence Skates Past Vermont, 4-1
Sophomore forward Jaroslav Chmelar tallied a goal and an assist for the Friars

Box Score - Highlights

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The No. 7/8 Providence College men's hockey team downed Vermont, 4-1, the Hockey East opener on Friday night, October 27 at Schneider Arena. With the victory, Providence extends its winning streak to four games.

Vermont (1-2-0, 0-1-0 HEA) | No. 7/8 Providence (5-1-0, 1-0-0 HEA)

Vermont - 1 | Providence - 4

Schneider Arena - Providence, R.I.

Philip Svedebäck (PC) - 13 saves, 1 goal against
Gabe Carriere (UVM) - 42 saves, 4 goals against


- Providence's Jaroslav Chmelar opened Friday's scoring for the Friars, finding the back of the net just past the midway point of the first period, tallying his fourth goal of the season in the process. Feeding Chmelar on the goal were linemates Tanner Adams and Craig Needham.

- The Friars extended their advantage at the 7:35 mark in the second period off a deep shot from blue-liner Taige Harding to give the defender his first goal of the 2023-24 season. Nick Poisson and Hudson Malinoski notched assists on the play.

- Just under a minute later, defenseman Luke Krys found his first goal of the season, moving the Friars' advantage to three. Adams and Chmelar tallied points for the assist on the scoring effort.

- Vermont's Simon Jellus got one past Svedeback at the 11:04 mark in the second period to pull the Catamounts back within a pair. Zach Dubinsky found him to make the play.

- Off a pass from Jamie Engelbert, captain Chase Yoder scored his third goal of the season, stuffing his own rebound past Carriere with 5:14 remaining in the third period to reclaim the Friars' three-goal advantage.

- Goaltender Philip Svedebäck stood tall through the third period, finishing the game with 13 saves on 14 shots, posting a .929 save percentage.

- Four different Friars lit the lamp on Friday, including a pair of first-of-season goals from Taige Harding and Luke Krys.

- Six Friars finished the game with an assist, headlined by a pair of points freshman Tanner Adams.

- The Friars outpaced the Catamounts on the shot chart, registering 46 pucks on net to Vermont's 14 tries.

- Harding led the Friars with seven shots on net. Three Friars finished with five shots on net while another two ended the game with four apiece.

- Chmelar extended his point streak to six games to begin the season. He continues to lead the team in scoring with four goals and five assists for nine points.

- Head Coach Nate Leaman moves to three wins (246) from passing Lou Lamoriello (248) for the lead on the program's all-time wins list.


Goals: Chmelar, Harding, Krys, Yoder (1)
Assists: Adams (2)
Points: Adams, Chmelar (2)
Shots: Harding (7)


Vermont - 0/3
Providence - 1/5


Vermont - 14
Providence - 46


Providence wraps up their season series with Vermont tomorrow night at Schneider Arena with a 6 PM puck drop.