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College hockey roundup: BU rallies to beat Providence

Sophomore forward Evan Rodrigues scored twice and junior forward Sahir Gill added a goal in the third period to lead No. 11 Boston University to a 3-2 road victory over Providence Friday night at Schneider Arena.

The Friars (10-10-3, 8-6-2 Hockey East) jumped to a 2-0 lead on first-period strikes by Ross Mauermann and Brandon Taney before Rodrigues cut the lead in half with his first of the night with 43 seconds left in the first.

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The Terriers (13-9-0, 10-6-0) struck again when Rodrigues put away his eighth goal of the season 5:52 into the second, assisted by Matt Grzelcyk and Danny O’Regan.

Gill finished the scoring with the winner at 7:14 of the third

Sean Maguire made 32 saves in picking up his sixth win of the year.

Jon Gillies turned aside 22 shots in the loss.

UMass-Lowell 4, Northeastern 4 — Trailing, 4-2, the No. 15 River Hawks (13-7-2, 7-6-2 Hockey East) got a goal from Daniel Furlong at 4:38 of the third period and a power-play equalizer from Derek Arnold at 15:18 to secure a tie against the Huskies (7-11-3, 4-9-3) at Matthews Arena, extending their unbeaten streak to 10 games.

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Kevin Roy picked up his 11th and 12th goals for Northeastern.

UMass 3, Vermont 2 — Conor Sheary scored on the power play at 5:32 of the third to lift the Minutemen (9-11-2, 6-8-1 Hockey East) over the Catamounts (6-13-4, 3-9-4) in Burlington, Vt.

Merrimack 3, UNH 2 — Buoyed by three-point efforts from Mike Collins (two goals, one assist) and Brian Christie (one goal, two assists), the Warriors (10-9-5, 8-5-2 Hockey East) edged the No. 4 Wildcats (14-6-2, 9-5-1) in front of a sold-out crowd in North Andover.

Clarkson 5, Harvard 1 — Jimmy Vesey gave the Crimson (5-12-1, 3-10-0 ECAC) the lead 2:34 into the game before the Golden Knights (5-12-6, 4-5-2) scored five unanswered goals to skate off with the win at Bright Center.

Yale 3, Cornell 2 — Stu Wilson scored his second goal of the night at 2:28 of overtime to send the No. 8 Bulldogs (12-4-3, 8-3-1 ECAC) home with a win over the No. 18 Big Red (8-8-2, 4-5-2) in Ithaca, N.Y.

St. Lawrence 4, Dartmouth 2 — The Saints (10-10-3, 3-5-3 ECAC) got goals from Greg Carey, Kyle Flanagan, and Jeremy Wick in the final frame to stun the No. 12 Big Green (10-7-2, 6-5-1) in Hanover, N.H.

Bentley 4, Holy Cross 1 — Brett Switzer scored two third-period goals to give the Falcons (11-10-1, 9-6-1 Atlantic Hockey) a win over the Crusaders (12-9-2, 8-6-2) in Worcester.

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BU 5, Vermont 2 — Freshman Jordan Juron scored two goals and added an assist to help lead the No. 5 Terriers (16-3-3, 11-2-1 Hockey East) past the Catamounts (6-14-3, 4-5-3) in Burlington, Vt.

With the win, BU extended its unbeaten streak to 11 games, third longest in the nation.

Clarkson 3, Harvard 1 — Carly Mercer scored all three goals as the No. 7 Golden Knights (19-6-0, 11-2-0 ECAC) dealt the No. 2 Crimson (16-2-1, 13-1-0) a loss in Potsdam, N.Y.

Harvard’s Kalley Armstrong scored at 13:12 of the first period.

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