Jon Gillies made 65 saves in NCAA Tournament play over the weekend.
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
Official StoreOfficial Online
Men's Hockey Announces...
Providence College men's hockey Head Coach Nate Leaman announced the complete class of seven student-athletes that will join the defending national champion ...
Jake Walman And Erik Foley...
Sophomore defenseman Jake Walman and incoming freshman forward Erik Foley have been invited to U.S. National Junior Evaluation Camp.
2015 NCAA Men's Hockey...
Providence College fans can relive the memories of the Friar men's hockey team's first NCAA Championship with the Championship DVD, on sale now at the...
Noel Acciari Signs With The ...
Providence College men's hockey senior forward Noel Acciari (Johnston, R.I.) has signed an entry-level contract with the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey...
Scott Borek Named Men's ...
- Providence College men's hockey Head Coach Nate Leaman announced that Scott Borek has joined the program as an Associate Head Coach.
Ron Wilson '77 Named...
USA Hockey announced today that Ron Wilson '77 (Riverside, R.I.) has been named head coach of the 2016 U.S. National Junior Team.
Men's Hockey Associate...
Providence College men's hockey Associate Head Coach Steve Miller has stepped down for family reasons it was announced by Head Coach Nate Leaman (May 23).
Former Friar Hal Gill...
Hal Gill '97, who played 16 NHL seasons and won the Stanley Cup in 2009 with the Pittsburgh Penguins, has announced his retirement.