Men's Hockey Goaltender Jon Gillies Named Hockey East Rookie of the Week

    Jon Gillies was honored by the Hockey East for the second consecutive week.

    Jon Gillies was honored by the Hockey East for the second consecutive week.

    Oct. 22, 2012

    WAKEFIELD, Mass. -

    Men’s hockey freshman goalie Jon Gillies (South Portland, Maine) was named the Hockey East Rookie of the Week, it was announced by the conference on Monday afternoon.

    Gillies, who has started four straight games to open the season, posted a 0-1-1 record at fourth-ranked Miami (Ohio) over the weekend, including a .914 save percentage, a 2.34 GAA and 53 saves in 128:02 of work in a pair of overtime games. He stopped 27 of 28 shots to lead the Friars to a 1-1 overtime tie on Friday night.

    Gillies, a product of the Indiana Ice of the USHL, is Providence’s first Hockey Rookie of the Week since Ross Mauermann (Janesville, Wis.) earned the honor on March 12, 2012. Last week, Gillies was named a Hockey East Co-Defensive Player of the Week (10/15/12). For the season, Gillies has posted a 2.11 GAA and a .924 save percentage.

    Hockey East Weekly Award Winners - Oct. 22, 2012
    Athletic Republic Player of the Week: Johnny Gaudreau (Boston College)
    Pro Ambitions Rookie of the Week: Jon Gillies (Providence College)
    Hockey East Co-Defensive Player of the Week: Doug Carr (UMass-Lowell)
    Hockey East Co-Defensive Player of the Week: Casey DeSmith (New Hampshire)
    Hockey East Team of the Week: Boston College