October 2011 Archives

    Friars Defeated At Maine, 3-1

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    The Friars battled in the second of the back-to-back nights at Maine, but came up short, 3-1.  Providence trailed early on, but red-shirt freshman Damian Cross scored on the power play to even the score at 1-1.  Derek Army and Stefan Demopoulos assisted on the goal.  The deciding goal came 23 seconds into the second period as the Black Bears led the rest of the way.  The Friars pressured the Black Bears late in the third period as they pulled goalie Alex Beaudry for an extra skater, but could not score the equalizer.  Maine added an empty netter to seal the win.



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    The Friars will complete their two-game weekend series against the University of Maine Saturday night at Alfond Arena in Orono.  The Friars are seeking a series split against the Black Bears after a tough 5-4 overtime loss last night. Providence-Line-Chart-10-29-11.jpg

    Friars Edged In Overtime At Maine, 5-4

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    The Friars rallied to force overtime, but Maine scored with 2:10 left in overtime to defeat the Friars, 5-4.  Chris Rooney, Rob Maloney, Stefan Demopoulos (short handed) and Steven Shamanski all scored for the Friars.  Maloney and Rooney each had one goal and one assist, while Ross Mauermann and David Brown each had two assists.

    RECAP | Bangor Daily News Recap


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    After four consecutive home games to start the season, the Friars will hit the road for the first time this season for a weekend series against Maine beginning on Friday, October 28 at Alfond Arena. The two teams will complete the series the following night.

    GAME NOTES |PC Line Chart 10-28-11.pdf


    Friar Coach Nate Leaman Featured on Bangor Daily News

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    Friar Head Coach Nate Leaman was featured in a newspaper article on the Bangor Daily News on Friday, October 28.  The Friars will play Maine twice this weekend, beginning on Friday, October 28 at Alfond Arena in Orono, Maine.

    Providence senior forward Matt Bergland was featured on Five Minute Major on Thursday, October 26. Bergland and the Friars are back in action this weekend when they travel to face Maine in the first of two games on Friday, October 28 at Alfond Arena. 

    Friar Forward Damian Cross Featured on College Hockey News

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    Providence red-shirt freshman Damian Cross was the focus of a recent College Hockey News feature.  Cross, who missed most of last season because of injury, has played in all four games this season and is tied for the team lead with four points on one goal and three assists.


    Friars Featured In Providence Journal's Sunday Column

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    The Friars were featured in a column on the Sunday, October 23 edition of the Providence Journal.


    Friars Rally To Tie No. 15 Minnesota-Duluth, 2-2, In OT

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    The Friars rallied twice to tie No. 15 Minnesota-Duluth, 2-2, in overtime Saturday night at Schneider Arena.  Matt Bergland's power-play goal with 2:21 remaining in the third period forced overtime.  Damian Cross scored his first collegiate goal at 7:09 of the third period to tie even the game at 1-1.  In goal, Alex Beaudry made a season-high 32 saves.


    Friars Defeated By No. 15 Minnesota-Duluth, 5-2

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    The Friars were dealt their first loss of the season as defending champion and No. 15 Minnesota-Duluth posted a 5-2 win over the Friars Friday night at Schneider Arena.  Seniors David Brown and Andy Balysky each scored for the Friars who were within one (3-2) at the start of the third period.

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    Providence will continue its string of four consecutive home games to start the season when with it hosts defending national champion and 15th-ranked Minnesota-Duluth for two games.  The first game is on Friday, October 21 at Schneider Arena.  Game two is the following night.


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    Friars Featured on

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    Providence was featured on on Friday, October 21.  The feature focuses on last weekend's success, Head Coach Nate Leaman and junior defenseman Myles Harvey.

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    Former Friar Hal Gill Featured On

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    Former Friar and current assistant captain of the Montreal Canadiens Hal Gill was featured on on Wednesday, October 19.  Gill, a 1997 Providence College graduate, will play in his 1000th NHL game on Thursday, October 20 when Montreal visits the Pittsburgh Penguins. Gill also played for the Penguins when they won the Stanley Cup in 2009.

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    Friars Receiving Votes In Two National Polls

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    The Friars received 19 votes in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine national top-15 poll and 69 points in the national top-20 poll.

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    Friars and Myles Harvey Earn Hockey East Weekly Honors

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    After two victories over the weekend, the Friars earned two Hockey East Weekly honors.  Providence was named Hockey East Team of the Week, while junior defenseman Myles Harvey was named Hockey East Player of the Week.  The 6-5, 225-pound blue liner scored the game winner on the power play in a 5-3 triumph over No. 7 Boston University.  It marked Harvey's first career goal.  He also added two goals in PC's 6-4 victory over UMass on Saturday.  The Friars are off to their first 2-0 start in Hockey East play since the 2005-06 season.

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    Schneider Arena's New Signs

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    Schneider Arena has new outdoor signs in front of the Arena as well as on the left side entrance.  The signs were put in place on the morning of October 14.  Below are a few photos of the signs.

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    Friars Beat UMass, Make Two Straight To Start The Season

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    The Friars got off to another quick start on Saturday night and defeated UMass, 6-4, at Schneider Arena.  Derek Army and Myles Harvey each scored twice and the Friars jumped into first place in the Hockey East standing in the early going.

    GAME DAY - Providence Vs. UMass

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    After a 5-3 win over No. 7 BU last night, the Friars will seek to improve to 2-0 when they take on the Minutemen on Saturday, October 15 at 7:00 p.m. at Schneider Arena.

    Recap/Highlights Vs. BU | Providence Journal Story |
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    GAME DAY - Providence Vs. No. 7 Boston University

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    Mission 3000

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    Providence Hockey Head Coach Nate Leaman and the Friars will take on No. 7 Boston University on Friday, October 14 at 7:00 p.m. in the season opener at Schneider Arena.  Join the Friars in accomplishing Mission 3000 by filling up Schneider Arena with 3,030 energetic fans. The first 1000 fans will receive rally towels sponsored by ROTC.


    Former Providence College hockey standout Mark Fayne '10 helped lead the New Jersey Devils to their first win of the 2011-12 season on Monday, October 10.  Fayne scored his first goal of the season as the Devils defeated the Carolina Hurricanes, 4-2.  His goal came in the second period to give New Jersey a 2-1 lead.


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    Friar Coach Nate Leaman Featured On

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    Friar Coach Nate Leaman was featured in an online article on  The article focuses on the three new coaches in Hockey East and previews the upcoming season for each team.


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    The Friars were featured in Thursday's (Oct. 6) edition of the Providence Journal.  Providence held Photo/Media Day and Mark Divver talked with Head Coach Mark Divver about the team's progress and the upcoming season.

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    Photo/Media Day For Men's Hockey Team

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    Wednesday, October 5 was Photo/Media Day for the Friars at Schneider Arena.  Head shots and a team photo were taken as several media members were on hand to meet the 2011-12 Friars.  Following the photo session, the team held practice.

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    Notre Dame To Join Hockey East In 2013-14

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    NOTRE DAME, Ind. - The Hockey East Association and the University of Notre Dame announced today that Notre Dame has been accepted into the league as the 11th member school in the conference and will begin play starting with the 2013-14 season. The announcement came at a press conference on the ice at Notre Dame's new Compton Family Ice Arena.

    "It is not an overstatement to say that this is one of the most significant days in the history of our conference," said Hockey East commissioner Joe Bertagna. "The addition of new institutions is always exciting but Notre Dame brings a unique set of qualities and circumstances to the continued growth of our league. We are proud to welcome Notre Dame into the fold and we look forward to getting to the many details that come with this announcement."


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    COX Sports To Televise Six Friar Games Locally

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    COX Sports will provide exclusive local coverage of six Providence College men's hockey games during the 2011-12 season. COX Sports' coverage of Providence College men's hockey will begin on Friday, October 21 at 7:00 p.m., when the Friars face defending national champion, Minnesota Duluth at Schneider Arena.   The other PC games that will air live on COX Sports are: Saturday, November 5 (vs. Vermont at 7:00 p.m.), Friday, December 2 (vs. Merrimack at 7:00 p.m.), Wednesday, January 11 (vs. UNH at 7:00 p.m.), Tuesday, January 24 (vs. UMass Lowell) and Friday, February 10 (vs. Maine at 7:00 p.m.).

    2011-12 Providence College Men's Hockey Games On COX Sports
    Date       Opponent             Time
    10/21/11   Minnesota-Duluth	7:00 p.m.
    11/5/11	   Vermont	        7:00 p.m.
    12/2/11	   Merrimack	        7:00 p.m.
    1/11/12	   UNH	                7:00 p.m.
    1/24/12	   UMass Lowell	        7:00 p.m.
    2/10/12	   Maine	        7:00 p.m.

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    Hockey East and Notre Dame will hold a joint press conference on Wednesday, October 5 at 2:30 p.m. on the Notre Dame campus.  According to the South Bend Tribune, Notre Dame will join Hockey East.  

    Friar Coach Nate Leaman Featured on

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    Providence College Head Coach Nate Leaman was featured on U.S. College Hockey Online ( on Monday, October 3.  The article previews the 2011-12 season and the job ahead for Coach Leaman as the team prepares for the upcoming campaign.


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