March 31, 2014
WAKEFIELD, Mass. -
After helping the Friars to an NCAA First Round win over Quinnipiac with a 4-0 shutout on Friday night, sophomore goaltender Jon Gillies (South Portland, Maine) has been named the Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week (March 31).
On Friday night (March 28), Gillies turned aside all 37 shots he faced to help the Friars to their first NCAA victory since 1991 with a 4-0 win over Quinnipiac. Then in the NCAA East Regional Final on Saturday afternoon (March 29), Gillies made 28 saves as Providence was edged by Union, 3-1. For the weekend of NCAA play, Gillies posted an 1.53 goals against average and a .956 save percentage.
On the season, Gillies posted a 19-9-5 record to go along with a 2.16 goals against average and a .931 save percentage. It marks Gillies' fourth Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week honor this season, having also won the award on Oct. 14, Jan. 20 and March 3. He was named the Hockey East Goaltender of the Month for October and November, 2013.
Making its first NCAA appearance since 2001, Providence advanced to the program’s sixth NCAA East Regional Final/Quarterfinal appearance. The Friars (22-11-6) finished the season tied for the third-most wins in program history and were bidding for their first Frozen Four appearance since 1985.
Hockey East Weekly Award Winners – March 31, 2014
Warrior Player of the Week: Johnny Gaudreau, Boston College
Pro Ambitions Rookie of the Week: Ian McCoshen, Boston College
Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week: Jon Gillies, Providence
Hockey East Team of the Week: Boston College Eagles