Wilkins’ Late Goal Lifts No. 9/10 Men’s Hockey Over Maine in Game One of the Hockey East Quarterfinals
Josh Wilkins netted the game-winner with 3:10 left to play.
The best-of-three series kicks off Friday night at Schneider Arena.
The Friars finish off the regular season schedule on Saturday night at the Mullins Center.
Erik Foley netted the game-winner with 2:01 remaining in regulation.
The Friars and River Hawks kick-off a home-and-home series on Friday in Providence.
2016-17: Appeared in 32 games … tallied two goals and one assist with 38 shots on goal … notched a goal at Merrimack (11/25) … scored the game-winning goal at UMass Lowell (1/21) … recorded an assist in a 3-3 tie at Notre Dame (2/18) … recorded a season-high four shots on goal vs. Maine (2/4).
2015-2016: Appeared in 19 games with the Friars this year, totaling 2 points (1-1-2) and registering 18 penalty minutes ... first career goal came against UMass Lowell in the Hockey East semifinals ... also recorded an assist at Brown (Jan. 3) ... finished the season with a +1 rating ... drafted in the seventh round (183rd overall) by the Edmonton Oilers in the 2016 NHL Draft.
BEFORE PROVIDENCE: Played the 2014-15 season with the Chilliwack Chiefs of the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL), notching a goal and four assists while recording 52 penalty minutes in the 54 games ... Scored a goal and notched seven assists in 13 playoff games ... Prior to Chilliwack, Desharnais played with the Northwood School in 2013-14, when he was teammates with current Friar Robbie Hennessey ... With Northwood, Desharnais appeared in 37 games, posting five goals and 16 assists for 21 points.
PERSONAL: Born May 29, 1996 ... Son of Jacques Desharnais and Josee Legault ... Has one brother, Alex ... Management major.
Goals: 1 (3 times - 1/21/17 at UMass Lowell)
Assists: 1 (2 times - 2/18/17 at Notre Dame)
Points: 1 (5 times - 2/18/17 at Notre Dame)
Point Streak: --
Goal Streak: --
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