Sept. 11, 2012
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -
The men's hockey freshman class has been ranked sixth-best in the nation it was announced by TheHockeyGuys.net. The rankings included the top-10 incoming classes as well as three schools receiving consideration. The site also listed "Five Freshmen Notables" for each ranked team.
Providence's incoming freshman class was ranked sixth, with forward Mark Jankowski (St. Catherines, Ont.), goalie Jon Gillies (South Portland, Maine), defenseman Tom Parisi (Commack, N.Y.), forward Nick Saracino (St. Louis, Mo.) and defenseman John Gilmour (Montreal, Que.) listed as the team's five freshman notables. Also joining the Friars as freshmen this coming season are defenseman Ori Abramson (Toronto, Ont.), defenseman Will Goss (Wellesley, Mass.), forward Paul de Jersey (West Vancouver, B.C.), forward Steven McParland (Schreiber, Ont.), forward Brooks Behling (Pittsburg, Pa.), forward Brandon Tanev (Toronoto, Ont.), forward Noel Acciari (Johnston, R.I.), forward Kevin Rooney (Canton, Mass.) and goalie Dylan Wells (Nashville, Tenn.).
Jankowski and Gillies were selected in the 2012 NHL Draft, which took place on June 22-23 in Pittsburgh, Pa. Jankowski was picked in the first round (21st overall) by the Calgary Flames and Gillies was taken in the third round (75th overall) also by Calgary. Jankowski became the third Friar ever to be picked in the first round and the first since 1992 when Joe Hulbig was picked 13th overall. The other Friar to be selected in the first round was Tom Fitzgerald, who was chosen 17th overall in 1986.
Providence finished the 2011-12 season with a 14-20-4 overall record and a 10-14-3 mark in Hockey East play, good for seventh place. The Friars earned a ranking in the USCHO.com national poll for the first time since 2008 and their 14 wins were the most since the 2007-08 team also had 14 victories. Providence recorded seven wins against nationally ranked teams, including five victories against squads in the top-10. In the Hockey East playoffs, the Friars defeated No. 7 UMass Lowell in a best-of-three Hockey East Quarterfinal series and became the first No. 7 seed to win a Hockey East Quarterfinal series in the 28-year history of the league. Providence then advanced to the Hockey East semifinals for the first time since 2001.
The Friars open the 2012-13 season at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, October 12 at Schneider Arena with a home game versus Sacred Heart. The following night, Providence opens Hockey East play against Boston University at 7:00 p.m. in Boston, Mass.
To read the full TheHockeyGuys.net release: click here.
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