PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Vimal Sukumaran scored a pair of goals for No. 14/15 Providence College as the Brown men's hockey team fell to the Friars, 6-0, in the 31st annual Mayor's Cup on Sunday at Meehan Auditorium.
Brown moves to 0-2-0 on the season, while the Friars retained the Mayor's Cup to improve to 3-3-1 overall.
In addition to Sukumaran, four different players scored for the Friars, while Garrett Gamez added three assists. Hayden Hawkey made 21 saves to pick up the win. Freshman Gavin Nieto (Yorba Linda, Calif.) stopped 28 shots for the Bears, before giving way to Connor Maher (Marshfield, Mass.), who made seven saves.
Providence opened up the scoring at 6:18 when Sukumaran stuffed in the rebound following a shot by Gamez to make it 1-0. Ryan Tait also picked up an assist on the play.
The Friars added a power-play goal midway through the period at 10:29. Josh Monk blasted a shot through traffic to give the visitors a two-goal advantage at the end of the first stanza. PC outshot the Bears, 15-7, in the first period.
PC benefited from an early penalty nine seconds into the second period, but the Bears locked down to kill off the five-minute major. After the two teams swapped penalties, Bryan Lemos scored for the Friars at 16:54 when he pushed a rebound under the pad on Nieto, making it a three-goal game at the second intermission. PC held a slim advantage in shots during the second period, 12-10.
Providence carried over its momentum into the third period as Erik Foley and Sukamaran both scored in the opening 5:22 for the five-goal lead. Anthony Florentino added the sixth Providence goal at 15:04.
Brown returns to action on Friday, Nov. 4 when the Bears visit RPI at 7 PM.
Video of all Brown men's hockey home contests and all Ivy League games, home and away, will be broadcast live on ILDN.TV/BROWN.
Tickets for all Brown men's hockey games can be purchased online, calling the Brown Athletics Ticket Office at (401) 863-2773, or walking up to the Box Office located in the Pizzitola Sports Center, open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.