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DENVER, Colo.Taige Harding’s goal late in the third period forced overtime but Jack Devine scored at 1:16 of the extra frame to give No. 4 Denver a 3-2 win over the No. 11/9 Providence College men’s hockey team on Saturday night at Magness Arena.


No. 11/9 Providence (3-2-0, 1-0-0 HEA) | No. 4 Denver (4-2-0, 0-0-0 NCHC)


No. 11/9 Providence – 2 | No. 4 Denver – 3 (OT)


Magness Arena – Denver, Colo.


Philip Svedebäck (PC) – 22 saves, 3 goals against

Magnus Chrona (DU) – 29 saves, 2 goals against


– The Friars looked to get on the board early as Jaroslav Chmelar had a clean breakaway just over a minute into the game but his bid rang off the crossbar.

– Providence continued to generate chances on DU netminder Magnus Chrona but the senior turned away all 11 Friar shots in the opening period.

Brady Berard and Connor Kelley were whistled for penalties in the final minute, giving the Pioneers and 5-on-3 man-advantage as the first period concluded.

– Providence killed off the penalties to begin the period and gained some momentum from there.

– With Denver’s Brett Edwards in the box, Chmelar struck on the power play for his second goal of the season to give the Friars a 1-0 lead at 15:51. Riley Duran forced a turnover and fed Liam Valentewho dropped a pass to Chmelar in the slot for the finish over the glove of Chrona. It was Valente’s first NCAA point.

– Carter Mazur responded on the power play to tie the game at 1-1 at 17:17.

– Massimo Rizzo gave the Pioneers the lead with 54 seconds remaining in the period after the Friars were caught on an extended shift.

– Providence pressed for the equalizing goal throughout the third period, outshooting the Pioneers by a 10-4 margin in the final 20 minutes.

Taige Harding blasted a power-play goal through Chrona with 2:56 remaining in regulation to tie the game at 2-2.

– Denver’s Jack Devine fired a wrist shot past Svedebäck from the slot 1:16 into overtime to give Denver the 3-2 win.

– Duran and Valente each recorded a pair of assists on the evening.


Goals: Chmelar, Harding (1)

Assists: Duran, Valente (2)

Points: Duran, Valente (2)

Shots: Four players (4)


Providence – 2/7

Denver – 1/7


Providence – 31

Denver – 25


The Friars will return to Hockey East play next weekend with a home-and-home series against New Hampshire beginning next Friday night (Oct. 28) at the Whittemore Center.

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