Miami sweep leaves PC banged up


PC practices on Wednesday. They face Boston College at home on Sunday afternoon at 5.

PROVIDENCE – Providence College paid a price for its sweep at Miami over the weekend.

Junior winger Erik Foley and freshman winger Bailey Conger were injured in Saturday night’s 3-2 win.

Foley did not practice on Wednesday. It’s not known if he will be available for PC’s home opener on Sunday against Boston College.

Conger is expected to miss 6 to 8 weeks with a hand injury.

Foley, who scored a power play goal on Saturday after assisting on Josh Wilkins’ tally on Friday, was second in scoring for the Friars last season with 15-19-34 in 36 games

Good start for freshmen

Coach Nate Leaman was happy with the play of his three freshmen defensemen and three first-year forwards.

“The freshmen were good. I liked the freshmen. They all played well,” he said.

The newcomers got on the scoreboard, too. Greg Printz scored a breakaway goal on Friday night. Jason O’Neil recorded an assist and was plus-3.

“The key is consistency,’’ Leaman said.

PK gets job done

Special teams were strong for the Friars as they went 2-for-8 on the power play and killed 14 of 15 shorthanded situations.

“The penalty kill was great, led by (goalie Hayden Hawkey). It better be on the road. On the road there’s going to be a couple of calls (against the visiting team),” he said.

Hawkey gets off on right foot

Hawkey’s save percentage is .943 after stopping 49 of 52 shots. “Hawk had a real good weekend,’’ Leaman said.

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