No. 2 Men's Hockey Battles Holy Cross in Home Opener

Mark Jankowski notched a career best three assists and four points last Friday at Miami.
Oct. 15, 2015

Game Notes vs. Holy Cross

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TALKING POINTS

  •         The Friars soared up the national rankings this week after posting an impressive 1-0-1 mark on the road at #10/11 Miami. Providence checked in at #2 in both USCHO and USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine polls.
  •         Trevor Mingoia earned Hockey East and CHN Player of the Week honors for his 2-4-6 performance at Miami.
  •         The Friars and RedHawks went to overtime for the fifth time in six regular season matchups on Saturday.
  •          Mark Jankowski posted a career best three assists and four points in Friday night's 7-3 victory.
  •          Prior to Friday's game, the team will raise last season's national championship banner into the rafters of Schneider Arena.
  •          Mingoia's six points are good for a first-place tie nationally in scoring.
  •          Sophomore Robbie Hennessey tallied his first career goal and the Friars' first goal of 2015-16 on Friday against Miami.
  •          Eight different Friars found the back of the net over two games last weekend.
  •          After surrendering a power play goal in its first attempt, Providence killed off the final nine Miami power plays of the weekend.
  •          Former PC assistant and Friar goaltender David Berard `92 is now entering his second season at the helm of the Crusaders.

SERIES HISTORY VS. HOLY CROSS

  •          Providence has claimed 9-of-10 all-time meetings (9-1-0)
  •          The Friars and Crusaders went a span of 51 years between matchups from 1957-2001.
  •          Holy Cross captured its only win in the series with a 6-4 decision at Schneider Arena on Oct. 20, 2007.

SCOUTING THE CRUSADERS

  •         David Berard's squad enters Friday's contest after dropping a pair to #18 Quinnipiac last weekend.
  •         Mike Barrett leads the Holy Cross attack with two goals, while Ryan Ferrill, T.J. Moore, and Matt Vidal have each posted a goal and an assist over those games.
  •         Goaltenders Tommy Nixon and Paul Berrafato have split the first two games for the Crusaders.

LAST TIME OUT -- FRIARS EARN 2-2 TIE WITH MIAMI

  •         The Friars got goals from defensemen Jake Walman and John Gilmour in a 2-2 tie at Miami last Saturday.
  •         Nick Ellis made 28 saves, including 10 in the third period.
  •         Gilmour's tally was Providence's first power play strike of the season.

GAMES PLAYED STREAKS

Senior Kevin Rooney is the active team leader with 79 consecutive games played dating back to 2013-14.

SEASON OPENERS

  •         Providence is 40-24-1 all-time in season openers (.623).
  •         Under Nate Leaman, the Friars are 4-1-0 in season openers.

FRIARS RISE TO NO. 2 IN NATIONAL POLLS

Providence garnered 13 first place votes in the USCHO poll and seven in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine poll, in rising to No. 2 nationally in both.

A STRONG CROP OF SENIORS

  •          A stellar group of nine seniors return to the Friars in 2015-16. The group has combined to log 858 games over the previous three-plus seasons and 417 total points.
  •         Mingoia and Jankowski have been on fire out of the gate, combining for three goals and eight assists over two games.

FRIARS PICKED THIRD IN HOCKEY EAST PRESEASON POLL

  •          Providence earned two first-place votes and 95 total points while placing third in the 2015-16 Hockey East Preseason Poll released on Sept. 21.

LEAMAN'S ACCOLADES

  •          After the program's first title, Head Coach Nate Leaman garnered multiple honors after guiding the Friars to a magical season.
  •          Leaman was named USCHO.com Coach of the Year on April 16.
  •          Named a finalist for the Spencer Penrose Award, given annually to the NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Coach of the Year.
  •          Leaman won the award in 2011 as the head coach of Union College.

CAPTAINS LOG

GILLIES POSTS SHUTOUT

Former Friar standout goaltender Jon Gillies made 19 saves while earning a shutout in his professional debut as the Stockton Heat blanked the Rockford IceHogs, 7-0.

ACCIARI, MAUERMANN MAKE DEBUTS

  • Noel Acciari and Ross Mauermann also made their professional debuts over the past week.
  • Acciari has appeared in three games for the Providence Bruins, while Mauermann has appeared in two games for the Springfield Falcons.

UP NEXT

  •          Providence will welcome in Big 10 foe Ohio State next weekend for a two-game set.
  •          The Friars and Buckeyes split a two-game set out in Columbus last year, with both teams scoring overtime wins.

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  •         Tickets for all Friar home games at Schneider Arena can be purchased online here or by calling the Box Office at 401-865-GOPC.

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