Physical Battle Between Terriers and Friars Ends in Tie

11/9/2019 By Mary Rose Saad

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BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – After 60 minutes of hockey, 15 penalties, and a five-minute sudden death overtime period, neither the Boston University Terriers or the Providence College Friars could add a win to their record. The matchup between the two teams ended in a 3 – 3 tie at Agganis Arena on Friday night. 

After a scoreless first period, the action ramped up in the second as freshman forward Trevor Zegras put up the first goal for BU at 2:57 mark in the second period, assisted by senior Patrick Harper. Providence College answered with three consecutive goals. 

Greg Printz notched two goals in three minutes, followed by a power play goal courtesy of Patrick Moynihan, putting PC up 3-1 going into the third period. However, a lack of discipline led to several power play opportunities for Boston University between the third period and overtime. 

“We shot ourselves in the foot in the third with penalties,” said Providence coach Nate Leaman. “Nine minutes in penalties and the third in overtime. It’s a really good power play, so we paid the price for that tonight.”

The price Providence paid came in the form of two power play goals from BU Junior defenseman David Farrance. 

“I think when we can catch them kind of running around a little bit, it kind of opens up a lot of shooting lanes and a lot of scenes so I think the more they run around the more it helps us,” said Farrance. 

“They’re a good team, they’re really hard to play against. It was a really hard test for our guys,” said Boston University coach Albie O’Connell. 

The Terriers and the Friars will face off again Saturday at Schneider Arena to complete the home-and-home series.