Feb. 28, 2013
WAKEFIELD, Mass. -
Freshman goaltender Jon Gillies (South Portland, Maine) was named the Hockey East Association's Pro Ambitions Rookie of the Month for February it was announced by the conference office on Thursday afternoon (Feb. 28).
Gillies posted a 3-0-3 mark for the month, helping the Friars establish the nation's longest unbeaten streak entering this weekend (seven games). Gillies posted a 1.76 goals against average for February and turned in a .947 save percentage. He also totaled 197 saves in Providence's six February games, including a 41-save performance at New Hampshire on Feb. 10 in the Friars' 3-3 tie with the Wildcats.
With 37 saves against fifth-ranked New Hampshire in Providence's 1-0 win on Feb. 13, Gillies posted his fourth shutout of the season. He became the first Friar goalie to post four shutouts in a season and his four shutouts rank tied for the second most in the nation this season.
Twice named Hockey East Rookie of the Week and once named Defensive Player of the Week in February, Gillies most recently helped the Friars to a weekend sweep of Northeastern. On Feb. 22, Gillies made 35 saves in Providence's 6-2 win over the Huskies at Schneider Arena. Then on Feb. 23, Gillies stopped 32 shots as Providence edged Northeastern, 3-2, and Gillies earned the first Friar win at Matthews Arena in over five years (dating back to a 5-1 victory on Jan. 25, 2008).
A 2013 Walter Brown Award semifinalist, Gillies has earned multiple Hockey East honors this season, including being named Rookie of the Month (November and February), Defensive Player of the Week (Oct. 15, Nov. 26 and Feb. 11) and Rookie of the Week (Oct. 22, Oct. 29, Jan. 14, Feb. 18 and Feb. 25).
This weekend, Gillies and the Friars play a home-and-home series with fourth-ranked Boston College. At 7:05 p.m. on Friday, March 1, Providence hosts the Eagles (Cox Sports on OSN) and then at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 2, the Friars play at Conte Forum (NESN). The Friars and Eagles enter the weekend tied for first-place in Hockey East, along with UMass Lowell and New Hampshire.
February Monthly Award Winners (Feb. 28, 2013)
Athletic Republic Player of the Month: Connor Hellebuyck (UMass-Lowell)
Pro Ambitions Rookie of the Month: Jon Gillies (Providence College)
Stop It Goaltender of the Month: Sam Marotta (Merrimack College)
Official StoreOfficial Online
Men's Hockey Unveils 2016-17...
The Friars will play 13 games against NCAA Tournament participants in 2016-17.
Ten Men’s Hockey...
Senior Brooks Behling earned the distinction for the fourth consecutive season.
Providence and Boston...
The reigning Hockey East Regular Season Co-Champions will tangle on Jan. 7 at Fenway Park.
Current and Future Friars...
The Friars’ four draft picks are the most in a single draft since 2000.
Erik Foley Invited to U.S....
The evaluation camp with take place from July 30-Aug. 7 in Plymouth, Michigan.
Kris Mayotte Named to U.S....
Mayotte will serve as an assistant for the U.S. at the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championships
Men’s Hockey Set to...
The 2016 Men’s Hockey Golf Outing takes place at Pawtucket Country Club on August 12.
Nick Ellis Named Team MVP at...
The Providence College men’s hockey team announced its team awards at the annual season-ending banquet held Friday night (April 22) at The Squantum...