The Friars host to the Warriors at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 7
The Friars travel to Grand Forks, N.D. for the first time since the 1987-88 season.
The Friars and Buckeyes will be meeting for the first time since 1990.
The Friars have been ranked in the season-ending polls for a second consecutive season.
The Friars are part of a group of seven teams separated by six points in second- through seventh-place in the Hockey East standings.
2006-07: Played in 31 games and posted a 2.76 goals against average ... Recorded 28 saves in PC's 3-0 shutout win over Maine on 1/19 ... It marked his fourth career shutout, which is one away from tying a PC record ... Named Hockey East Co-Defensive Player of the Week on 1/22 ... Named to the Hockey East All-Academic Team
2005-06: Played in 34 of the 36 games as a sophomore goalie ... Posted a 17-15-2 record, a 2.32 goals against average and a .916 save percentage ... Earned the Lou Lamoriello Co-MVP team award ... Received All-Hockey East Honorable Mention accolades ... Named Hockey East Player of the Month for December ... Earned Hockey East Player of the Week honors once and Defensive Player of the Week accolades twice ... Became the first Friar goalie to record consecutive shutouts in back-to-back games as he blanked UMass Lowell in a home-and-home series on 10/21 and 10/22 ... Also recorded a shutout in a win at Maine on 1/20 marking PC's first ever shutout at Maine's Alfond Arena ... His three shutouts tied a PC record for most in one season ... Stopped a career-high 59 shots at UNH in a Hockey East Quarterfinal game.
2004-05: Played in 19 games and started 14 contests as a freshman ... Named Hockey East Rookie of the Month for March ... Earned Hockey East Rookie of the Week honors twice (11/8, 3/7) ... Made his collegiate debut on 11/6 against Wayne State and stopped 36 shots en route to a win ... Made 35 saves in a tie versus No. 1 Boston College (11/19) ... Stopped 40 shots in PC's upset win over No. 14 Maine ... Had a career-high 51 saves as the Friars defeated Boston University in the first game of a best-of-three Hockey East Quarterfinal series (3/11) ... The 51 saves marked a Hockey East rookie Tournament record and it also was the fifth highest in PC hockey history ... Earned Hockey East Academic All-Star Honors.
BEFORE PROVIDENCE: Played for the Youngstown Phantoms of the NAHL in 2003-04 ... Posted a 20-14-1 record in 40 games in 2003-04 ... Recorded a 2.63 goals against average and a .925 save percentage ... Ranked third in the NAHL with 1205 saves ... Finished second in the league with four shutouts ... Graduated from Boardman High School with a 4.0 GPA.
PERSONAL: NAME: Tyler A. Sims ... BIRTHDATE: November 9, 1985 ... FAMILY: Son of Sue and Al Sims ... His father, Al, played in the NHL for 10 years and is the former Head Coach of the San Jose Sharks ... Al Sims also was an assistant coach (1993-96) for the Anaheim Mighty Ducks along with Tim Army ... MAJOR: Economics and History ... HOBBIES: Golf, baseball, working out, cars.
CAREER STATS YEAR GP MIN GA SO SAVES SV% GAA W-L-T 2004-05 19 1072 50 0 529 .914 2.80 7-8-2 HE 10 564 29 0 307 .914 3.09 3-3-2 2005-06 34 1988 77 3 845 .916 2.32 17-15-2 HE 26 1498 56 3 632 .919 2.24 14-10-2 2006-07 31 1650 76 1 667 .898 2.76 7-19-2 HE 25 1341 60 1 530 .898 2.69 7-13-2 TOTAL 84 4710 203 4 2041 .910 2.59 31-42-6 HE 61 3403 145 4 1469 .910 2.67 21-26-6
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