Dartmouth Falls to No. 10 Providence in Ledyard Classic Final

Dartmouth Falls to No. 10 Providence in Ledyard Classic Final

HANOVER, N.H. – Tenth-ranked Providence scored four goals in just under four minutes early in the second period of Sunday night's Ledyard Classic championship game to beat the Dartmouth men's hockey team, 5-3.
 
The Friars (11-4-3) found the back of the net four times in just three minutes and 46 seconds, sparked by a Ryan Tair shorthanded marker at 4:04 of the middle frame inside Thompson Arena.
 
"We played 50-plus minutes of excellent hockey," Koenigh Family Head Coach Bob Gaudet '81 said. "Providence is a really good team that took it to us in those few minutes and that cost us. We have to clean up the mistakes we made in that stretch and get better from the experience."
 
After the shorthanded tally, a score from Vimal Sukumaran was sandwiched between a pair from Scott Conway, who would eventually take home tournament MVP honors for his three-goal weekend.
 
It was actually a 2-1 game going into the second in favor of the Big Green (5-7-1) as seniors Alex Jasiek and Connor Yau notched two goals just three minutes and 33 seconds apart in the late stages of the first. The Jasiek marker came with one second remaining on the power play, giving the home team its first goal on the man-advantage since a 5-1 win against No. 15 Quinnipiac on Nov. 15.
 
Jack Duggan started the scoring for Providence just 2:32 into the game, while junior Will Graber capped it with 1:27 left, notching his fourth of the season and snapping a seven-game goalless drought.
 
Hayden Hawkey made 30 stops and was awarded the top-goalie honor for his 2-0 weekend. Adrian Clark turned aside 22 in the loss as the Friars were outshot for the first time all season.
 
Brown defeated Army West Point, 5-3, in the earlier game to take the consolation game and finish the weekend, 1-1-0. The Black Knights dropped both games in Hanover this weekend to their ECAC Hockey and Ivy League opponents.
 
Dartmouth plays one final non-conference game this weekend, heading to Bentley for the first time in the history of the series (three previous match-ups: 2-1, Dartmouth).
 
MVP: Scott Conway – Providence
Top Goalie: Hayden Hawkey – Providence
 
All-Tournament Team:
Josh Wilkins – Providence
Brandon Duhaime – Providence
Carl Hesler – Dartmouth
Alex Jasiek – Dartmouth
Joachim Weberg – Brown