UVM splits series

Men’s hockey held off a late surge from Providence College to earn a win in the second game of their weekend series on the road Nov. 14-15.

Game one saw the Friars blank the Catamounts by a final score of 3-0.

Junior goaltender Brody Hoffman suffered his first loss of the season.

Game two saw the Catamounts jump out to a quick 2-0 lead.

Sophomore forward Malcolm McKinney notched his first collegiate goal.

Soon after first-year sniper Mario Puskarich rifled sophomore Brendan Bradley a pass for a goal with 1:22 left in the first period.

Sophomore goalie Mike Santaguida earned the win in game two, his first win since his shutout against Clarkson University Oct. 18.

Next weekend Vermont is on the road again.

The weekend series starts with a game against the University of Connecticut Nov. 21 at 5:30 p.m.

After the game, the Catamounts will travel to take on UMass Amherst Nov. 22 at 7 p.m.