Former Friars Mark Fayne '10 and Matt Taormina '09 each had one assist to lead the New Jersey Devils to a 5-4 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday, December 12. Fayne has played in all 29 games for the Devils this season and has seven points (3 g, 4 a). His three goals lead all New Jersey defensemen. Taormina, who was recently called up from the Albany Devils of the AHL, has played in two games and has one assist.
Today's Providence Journal assesses the Friars through the first half of the season in which they have posted an 8-7-1 overall record and a 6-4-0 mark in Hockey East. Providence has recorded some impressive wins, including two over previously top-ranked Merrimack.
The Friars, who are coming off back-to-back wins over No. 1 Merrimack, will complete a stretch of three games in five days against No. 3/3 Boston College on Tuesday, December 6 at 7:00 p.m. in Chestnut Hill, Mass. The Friars are seeking their first win over the Eagles since February 29, 2008.
The Friars were featured in Tuesday's (Dec. 6) edition of the Providence Journal. The article previews tonight's game between the 20th-ranked Friars and the third-ranked Boston College Eagles at Kelley Rink in Chestnut Hill, Mass.
The Friars were named Hockey East Co-Team of the Week, while senior goalie Alex Beaudry (Cumberland, Ont.) was tabbed Hockey East Co-Defensive Player of the Week on Monday, December 5. It's the second time this season that the Friars have earned the league's team of the week honors (October 17 was the other). For Beaudry, it's the sixth time in his career that he has garnered the league's defensive player of the week accolades and the first this season. Hockey East Weekly Release.pdf
Providence College is ranked 20th in this week's USCHO.com national poll which was released on Monday, December 5. It marks the first time since March 2008 that the Friars have been ranked nationally. USCHO.COM POLL
Providence erupted for four power-play
goals in the second period (five total) en route to a 6-1 victory over
No. 1 Merrimack Saturday night in a Hockey East game played Lawler
Arena. With the victory, the Friars (8-6-1, 6-3-0) completed the
weekend sweep of the top-ranked Warriors (9-2-1, 6-2-1). In addition,
the Friars earned their first Hockey East road win since October 31,
2009. It also marked PC's first win at Lawler Arena since March 3,
Providence will complete its weekend series versus No. 1 Merrimack tonight at Lawler Arena in North Andover, Mass. Last night, the Friars ended No. 1 Merrimack's 10-game unbeaten streak with a 2-1 overtime victory at Schneider Arena. The Friars are looking for their first win at Lawler Arena since March 3, 2007.
Freshman Ross Mauermann scored 1:54 into overtime to lift the Providence
College men's hockey team (7-6-1, 5-3-0 HE) to a 2-1 victory over
previously unbeaten and No. 1 ranked Merrimack College (9-1-1, 6-1-1 HE)
Friday night at Schneider Arena in front of a crowd of 2,381. The
victory was the first for the Friars against a No. 1 ranked team since
January 3, 2003 (a 4-2 triumph over No. 1 Maine).
Providence will play a weekend series against unbeaten and No. 1
nationally ranked Merrimack on Friday, December 2 at 7:00 p.m. at
Schneider Arena. The game will be aired live on Cox Sports. The
following night, the Friars will travel to North Andover, Mass. to face
the Warriors at Lawler Arena in a game that will be televised by
Universal Sports Network.
Providence junior assistant captain Tim Schaller was featured in today's Nashua (N.H.) Telegraph. Schaller leads the Friars in goals scored (8) and is second with 10 points. Schaller and the Friars will play two games this weekend against No. 1 Merrimack,
beginning on Friday, December 2 at Schneider Arena. The two teams will
complete the series on Saturday, December 3 at Merrimack's Lawler Arena.
Friar forward Tim Schaller (Merrimack, N.H.) was named Hockey East Player of the Month for November. Schaller becomes the first Friar to earn Hockey East Player of the Month honors since Tyler Sims (December 2005). In seven games, Schaller totaled seven goals (five power-play goals) and one assist to lead the Friars to a 4-3 record, including a 2-1 mark in Hockey East.
The Friars' game against No. 1 Merrimack on Friday, December 2 will be video streamed live on coxsportsonline.com. The game also can be seen on Cox Sports TV.
To watch the live stream, go to CLICK HERE and look for the LIVE STREAMING button at the top of the screen and follow directions for subscription. Cox will offer this men's hockey game ONLY as a free viewing event.