Jon Gillies has the most individual Hockey East Weekly honors this season with eight (the next closest trio of players have five each).
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)
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