No. 10/11 Men’s Hockey Set for 2017 Friendship Four

Nov. 23, 2017

Providence Game Notes at Maine Get Acrobat Reader

FOLLOW THE FRIARS (7-4-1, 4-3-1 HEA)
Matchup: No. 10/11 Providence College vs. Maine (4-6-0, 3-3-0 HEA)
Faceoff: 2 PM (Fri.) -- SSE Arena – Belfast, Northern Ireland
TV: NESN
Radio: Friars All-Access ($) | WOON 1240 AM | Play-by-Play: Mike Logan
Live Stats: GameTracker
Twitter: @Friarshockey

Matchup: No. 10/11 Providence College vs. Clarkson/RPI
Faceoff: 10 AM/2 PM (Sat.) – SSE Arena – Belfast, Northern Ireland
TV: NESN Plus
Radio: Friars All-Access ($) | WOON 1240 AM | Play-by-Play: Mike Logan
Live Stats: GameTracker
Twitter: @Friarshockey

TALKING POINTS
- The Friars trailed Merrimack 5-1 after 20 minutes of play on Saturday night before Providence scored five of the game’s final six goals in a 6-6 tie against the Warriors in North Andover.
- Erik Foley fueled the Friar comeback with four points on two goals and two assists and was named the NCAA’s Second Star of the Week. Josh Wilkins, Jacob Bryson, Vimal Sukumaran, and Robbie Hennessey all chipped in with two points, while Shane Kavanagh tied the game up with 2:59 remaining in regulation.
- Foley’s four-point effort matched his career-high set against UConn on Feb. 10, 2017. He has five goals and four assists in eight games since returning from injury on Oct. 21 at Clarkson.
- Freshman goaltender Gabe Mollot-Hill earned his first career decision in stopping 15-of-16 shots on goal.
- Saturday marked the first 6-6 tie for the Friars since March 3, 2000, vs. Maine.
- With his assist on Friday, Brian Pinho now sits 10 points shy of the 100-point plateau for his career.
- The Friars currently ride their longest unbeaten streak of the season at three games (2-0-1).
- Providence outshot the Warriors by a 31-16 edge over the final two periods plus overtime on Saturday.
- The Providence power play is 8-for-19 (.421) over the past three games.
- Under Nate Leaman, the Friars are 13-2-1 all-time against Maine.

SERIES HISTORY VS. MAINE (50-64-7, .442)
- Providence and Maine will meet in the 2017 Friendship Four for a Hockey East contest on Friday at the SSE Arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
- Providence currently rides a 14-game unbeaten streak against Black Bears (13-0-1) and have won 10-consecutive in the series dating back to 2014.
- The Friars claimed both games last season at Schneider Arena by virtue of 3-2 and 5-3 wins over the Black Bears.
- Providence has averaged four goals per game during their 10-game winning streak over Maine.

SCOUTING THE BLACK BEARS
- The Black Bears enter the weekend coming off a split of a two-game home series with Boston University. Maine took the first game on Friday in Orono, 5-2, before the Terriers responded for a 7-0 win in Portland on Saturday.
- Freshman Eduards Tralmaks leads the team in scoring with eight points on five goals and three assists. Senior Chase Pearson also boasts eight points on eight assists.
- Freshman and Boston Bruins draft pick Jeremy Swayman, along with junior Rob McGovern, has shared duties in goal this season. Swayman has posted a 2.71 GAA and .919 save percentage in six games, while McGovern has recorded 4.47 GAA and .875 save percentage.
- Head Coach Red Gendron enters his fifth season at the helm in 2017-18 and has posted a career record of 53-88-17 with Maine.

DREW BROWN’S GOFUNDME
Drew Brown’s GoFundMe page has raised over $62,000 thus far. People interested in donating can do so at https://www.gofundme.com/dropping-the-mitts-for-drew-brown

BRYSON, DESHARNAIS EARN 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. Junior Vincent Desharnais, a 2016 draft pick of the Edmonton Oilers, will also wear an “A” on his jersey going forward.

EVERYONE CHIPPING IN
Eighteen players have recorded at least one point in the first 12 games this season for the Friars.

A PK RUN
The Friar penalty kill unit had killed off 24-consecutive shorthanded opportunities before Merrimack snapped that streak on Friday night. Overall this season, Providence has killed off 53-of-62 opposing power play opportunities this year (.855), which ranks 13th nationally this year.

THREE IS THE MAGIC NUMBER
The Friars are 114-11-12 all-time under Nate Leaman when scoring three or more goals in a game.

PINHO APPROACHING THE CENTURY MARK
Senior Brian Pinho sits just nine points shy of the 100-point milestone for his career (30-60-91) after an assist on Saturday night.

AFTER 40
The Friars are 108-5-9 all-time under Nate Leaman when holding a lead after two periods.

UP NEXT
Providence returns home next Friday for a matchup against New Hampshire, before heading up to Durham on Saturday night for a rematch with the Wildcats.

For more updates on the Providence College men's hockey program, follow the team on Twitter @FriarsHockey.


 

 

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