During the Hockey East regular season, Providence and New Hampshire split a pair of games that were played at Schneider Arena, with the Wildcats winning the first game 3-2 in overtime, and then the Friars bouncing back for a 4-2 the very next night.
On Friday, the two teams will play a rubber match with the stakes much higher, as the winner of this tilt at TD Garden will advance to play in the Hockey East championship game on Saturday. New Hampshire is also very much a fringe team for the field of 16 for the NCAA tournament, but can do a lot to help their footing with a strong showing this weekend.
Here are your lines for tonight's matchup:
Nick Sorkin — Kevin Goumas — Matt Willows
Dalton Speelman — Grayson Downing — Tyler Kelleher
Casey Thrush — Kyle Smith — Jeff Silengo
Dan Correale — Max Gaudreault — Jay Camper
Eric Knodel — Brett Pesce
Matt Cleland — Dylan Maller
Harry Quast — Justin Agosta
Stefan Demopoulos — Mark Jankoswki — Trevor Mingoia
Nick Saracino — Ross Mauermann — Shane Luke
Brandon Tanev — Noel Acciari — Derek Army
Steven McParland — Kevin Rooney — Drew Brown
Kyle McKenzie — Steven Shamanski
John Gilmour — Kevin Hart
Tom Parisi — Anthony Florentino
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