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Providence shuts out Lakers, 3-0



Jeffrey Rainville

Jan. 23, 2004

Box Score

SAULT STE. MARIE - Providence broke open a scoreless game with a four-on-four goal at 1:18 of the third period and went on the blank Lake Superior State 3-0 in a non-conference hockey game Friday at Taffy Abel Arena.

LSSU (6-10-5 overall) had a chance to go on a power play early in the third period, but freshman Trent Campbell was whistled for unsportsmanlike conduct, leaving the teams even. During that time, Chris Chaput scored the Friars' first goal on an assist from Peter Zingoni.

Providence (9-8-6) made it 2-0 at 6:31 by taking advantage of an LSSU turnover near the Friars' blue line. Jeff Mason stole the puck and scored an unassisted goal.

Bill McCreary tallied an empty-goal goal at 18:28.

Friars goaltender Bobby Goepfert totaled 18 saves in the shutout and improved to 8-4-2. LSSU goalie Matt Violin (4-7-3) had 16 saves, including only one in the third period.

Violin was hot in the second period, stopping a tough shot by Cody Loughlean at 7:46, McCreary on a short-handed break-away attempt at 13:14 and Zingoni from point-blank range at 15:50. He totaled eight saves in the period.

LSSU was 0-for-4 on the power play, while Providence was 0-for-1.

Providence, coached by former Laker assistant coach Paul Pooley, played in Sault Ste. Marie for the first time and improved to 4-0 in its all-time series against LSSU.

The Lakers and Friars meet again Saturday at 7:05 p.m. at Taffy Abel Arena. The game will be broadcast live on WSUE 101.3 FM and simulcast on www.lssulakers.com.



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