The Wayne State Warriors (5-3-0) continued their strong early season play as they skated out of Providence with a split against the Friars (4-3-0).
For the fourth straight series the Warriors took the opening game, this time dropping the Friars, 4-2, at the Schneider Arena in Providence, Rhode Island.
The Friars looked to be in control in the first twenty minutes as they out shot the visitors 12-4 and got a goal from Tony Zancanaro to take a 1-0 lead.
Wayne State came on in the second and third periods, out shooting the Friars by a 32-10 margin.
The Warriors finally got on the board when former Friar Jason Bloomingburg netted his seventh of the season on the power-play at 6:43 of the second period.
Mark Nebus added his first of the year at 17:43 to give the Warriors a 2-1 lead, but the Friars smacked in a late goal and the two teams were tied at two after forty minutes.
John May earned the eventual game-winner when he popped in his third of the year at 5:19 of the third and Adam Krug added another as the Warriors skated off with a two-goal victory.
Matt Kelly made the start in net and stopped 20 of 22 shots to move his personal record to 3-1-0.
WSU out shot PC 36-22 for the game and finished the night 1-8 on the power-play. Wayne also led the Friars to a pointless 0-5 evening with the man-advantage.
Providence College got their revenge in Saturday’s finale as they got past Wayne State, 4-1.
Chris Chaput and David Carpentier led the Friars with a goal and an assist each.
Mark Nebus scored the Warriors lone goal on the power-play with just one second left in the second period. Dan Iliakis and Stavros Paskaris picked up the assists on Nebus’s second goal of the weekend.
Will Hooper stopped 23 of 26 shots in the Warrior net.
WSU out gunned PC 37-27 and went 1-6 on the power-play. PC finished the night with a 2-5 advantage with the man-advantage.
Wayne State will continue their four-game road trip as they kick off the CHA season with a pair of game this weekend at Robert Morris (2-5-0) in suburban Pittsburgh. Since winning their opener on the road at Canisius, the Colonials have lost five of their last six contests including two at conference rival Alabama-Huntsville last weekend.
-Freshman Tylor Michel (2-6--8) and Stavros Paskaris (4-4--8) are tied for the team lead with eight points each. Michel’s is also tied with sophomore Jason Baclig (1-6--7) for the team lead in assists with six.
-Michel is tied for first nationally with two shorthanded goals this season.
-Sophomore Jason Bloomingburg (7-0--7) paces the Warriors with seven goals in seven games. Bloomingburg is tied for sixth nationally in goals scored.