Providence Game Notes vs. BU
FOLLOW THE FRIARS (5-2-0, 2-1-0 HEA)
Matchup: No. 6 Providence College vs. No. 12/11 Boston University (3-4-1, 1-1-1 HEA)
Faceoff: 7:30 PM (Fri.) - Agganis Arena - Boston, Mass.
Stream: Patriot League Network
Radio: Friars All-Access ($)| WOON 1240 AM | Play-by-Play: Mike Logan
Live Stats: GoTerriers.com
- Providence snapped a four-game winless stretch against the Terriers (0-1-3) with a 3-0 shutout win on Saturday night at Schneider Arena.
- The win marked the first-ever shutout for the Friars over Boston University at Schneider Arena, a span of 71 games, and the first shutout over in the series for Providence since 2004.
- Hayden Hawkey earned his fifth career shutout and first of the season in making 22 saves for the Friars against the Terriers on Saturday.
- Hawkey earned Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week honors for his performance over the weekend, stopping 46-of-47 shots in posting a 0.50 GAA and .979 save percentage. In three career games against BU, Hawkey has recorded a 1.31 GAA and .947 save percentage (1-1-1).
- Vimal Sukumaran notched the game-winning goal on Saturday for Providence. Erik Foley and Brandon Duhaime also added insurance markers for the Friars. Foley scored in both games last weekend against Boston College and Boston University.
- The Providence penalty kill stymied a proficient BU power play (0/5) who had entered Saturday's contest at 9/29 with the man-advantage (.310).
- Providence made one of the largest leaps in the national polls this week, jumping from No. 11 to No. 6 in the USCHO.com poll and from No. 10 to No. 6 in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine poll.
- The Friars outshot BC and BU by a 67-47 margin last weekend.
- Defenseman Jacob Bryson leads the Friars with five assists this season. The team is 3-0-0 in 2017-18 when he registers a point.
SERIES HISTORY VS. BOSTON UNIVERSITY (56-107-16, .358)
- Providence and Boston University will play three times this season (Oct. 27, Nov. 3, and Jan. 13) with the final two games taking place at Agganis Arena.
- All-time, the Friars are 20-58-9 on the road against the Terriers.
- The Friars and Terriers skated to a 2-2 tie at Agganis Arena last season on Dec. 3. Providence is unbeaten in the last three games at Agganis Arena (1-0-2).
SCOUTING THE TERRIERS
- BU enters the weekend at 3-4-1 (1-1-1 HEA) after dropping games against No. 1 Denver and Providence last weekend.
- Junior Bobo Carpenter and sophomore Patrick Harper lead the way with nine and eight points, respectively, in eight games. All six of Carpenter's goals have come on special teams (4 PP, 2 SH).
- Goaltender Jake Oettinger has posted a 2.83 GAA and .907 save percentage in starting all eight games this season. Oettinger turned away 68-of-71 shots he faced against Providence last season before the Friars found the back of the net three times on Saturday.
- Head Coach David Quinn enters his fifth season at BU and has posted a career record of 86-58-18 with the Terriers.
BRYSON EARNS THE "A"
Sophomore defenseman and recent Buffalo Sabres draft pick Jacob Bryson will now don the "A" on his sweater going forward for the Friars.
EVERYONE CHIPPING IN
Seventeen players have recorded at least one point in the first seven games this season for the Friars.
PERFECT WEEKEND FOR THE PK
The Friar penalty kill went a perfect 11-for-11 last weekend against BC and BU. Overall this season, Providence has killed off 35-of-40 opposing power play opportunities this year (.875), which ranks tied for 15th nationally this year.
THREE IS THE MAGIC NUMBER
The Friars are 113-11-11 all-time under Nate Leaman when scoring three or more goals in a game.
RYCZEK MAKES HIS DEBUT
Freshman Jake Ryczek made his NCAA debut last weekend, registering six shots on goal.
The Friars are 107-5-9 all-time under Nate Leaman when holding a lead after two periods.
Providence will take on UMass next weekend for a home-and-home series. The Friars will travel to Amherst on Thursday (Nov. 9) before returning home to host the Minutemen on Saturday (Nov. 11).
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