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.

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

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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.

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.


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.