Match: No. 14 Providence College (10-5-0, 6-3-0 HEA) v Dartmouth (2-4-0, 2-3-0 EAC)
Face-to-Face: 4:00 p.m. (Friday) – Schneider Arena – Providence, RI
TV: NESN | Play-by-play: Mike Logan, Color: Joe Hulbig
Live statistics: Friars.com
Match: No. 14 Providence College (10-5-0, 6-3-0 HEA) vs. Brown (1-5-0, 1-5-0 CEAC)
Face-to-face: 7:00 p.m. (Saturday) – Auditorium Meehan – Providence, RI – 35e Mayor’s Cup
TV: NESN + / TSN.ca / TSN app
Flux: ESPN + (Outside of New England) | NESN.com (Inside New England)
Radio: NewsRadio 104.7 FM | TuneIn Radio | Play-by-play: Mike Logan
Live statistics: Friars.com
– Jaxson stauber stopped the 22 shots he faced in his second shutout of the season and the sixth of his career as the No. 12/11 Providence College men’s hockey team completed a two-game road sweep after a 2-0 over Vermont on Saturday night (Nov. 20).
– The teams battled in a scoreless first period as the Friars knocked out two power play chances from Vermont in the opening 20 minutes. The Catamounts held a 10-7 advantage in shots during this period.
– After knocking out the UVM’s third power play chance, the Friars regrouped and finally broke the ice at 13:50 of the second period as Parker Ford buried a loose puck from the slot behind Carriere for his sixth goal of the season. Cody Mons kept a free puck alive after Max Crozier fired a shot into the slot to give Ford a sharp look down.
– Providence killed its fourth Catamount power play chance of the evening with less than seven minutes to go to keep the 1-0 lead intact.
– Vermont was caught for a face-off violation with 3:18 remaining and the Friars got the insurance scorer just eight seconds into the power play on that of Patrick Moynihan third goal of the weekend and fifth of the season. Brett Berard fed Moynihan for once after Parker Ford face to face victory.
– The Friars are 7 of 12 on the power play in the last three games.
– With this victory, Providence became the sole holder of the first place in the Hockey East standings.
A GLANCE AT DARTMOUTH …
The Big Green start the weekend 2-4 overall after sharing a trip to the north of the country two weeks ago, beating St. Lawrence, 3-2, before losing to Clarkson, 3- 0. Senior Jeff Losurdo and junior Tanner Palocsik lead Dartmouth with five points. Junior Mark Gallant leads the team in goals with three. At net, sophomore Clay Stevenson has a 2.28 GAA and .934 save percentage in three games, while senior Justin Ferguson has a 5.19 GAA and .835 save percentage. in four games.
A LOOK AT BROWN …
The Bears enter the weekend at 1-5 overall and 1-5 in the ECAC game after losing 5-2 to Harvard on Tuesday night in Cambridge. Brown opened the season with a shutout win over Yale before losing five straight games. Four players – Nathan Plessis, Jake Harris, Thomas Manty and Cole Quisenberry hold the team lead with three points. In net, Mathieu Caron and Luke Kania shared the starts in net for the Bears. Caron posted an GAA of 3.15 and a save percentage of .924 while Kania posted an GAA of 3.94 and a save percentage of .894.
Richard named Hockey East defenseman of the month
– Providence College first year advocate Guillaume Richard (Cap-Sante, Que.) Was named Hockey East’s Defensive Player of the Month for October on Wednesday (November 3).
– The 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets draft pick (4th round, pick 101) recorded one goal and four assists, with a league-best +10 odds during the month of October. Richard is part of a Friars defense that has allowed just 19 goals in nine games played this season (2.11 GAA).
Poisson named Hockey East Player of the Week for the second time
– Second year Nick fish was named Hockey East’s Player of the Week for the second time this season after scoring five points from two wins last weekend. Poisson had five assists, all of which were assists, including four in the Friars’ 6-4 win over UConn last Saturday.
Brothers represented in the 2022 U.S. National Junior Team
Nate leaman returns as the head coach of the 2022 U.S. National Junior Team, while brother director of hockey operations, Thérèse Party also returns to staff as a video caoch. Two brothers appeared in the summer 2021 showcase: Brett Berard and Chase yoder. The United States National Junior Team will compete in the 2022 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship from December 26, 2021 to January 5, 2022 in Edmonton and Red Deer, Alta. Team USA are looking for their sixth medal in seven years at the event.
Two current and future brothers selected for the 2021 NHL Draft
First year defenseman Guillaume Richard was selected in the fourth round (101st) overall by the Columbus Blue Jackets, while 2022 entry Taige Harding was selected by the Chicago Blackhawks in the third round (91st overall).
Leadership group announced
Senior Mike Callahan returns for his third stint as captain of the Friars this season. Alternate Captains include: Max Crozier, Parker Ford and Cohen Olischefski.
Meet the new guys
Providence has welcomed into an incoming class of nine for this season – six freshmen and three transfer student-athletes. The first year students are: Michel Citara, Graduate transfers include: Austin Cain (Western Michigan), Alex esposito (Vermont) and Cohen Olischefski (Denver).
Seven players scored at least two points in Providence’s season opener against Army on October 2 – Brett Berard (2-0-2), Nick fish (0-2-2), Patrick Moynihan (1-1-2), Michael callahan (1-1-2), Craig needham (1-1-2) and Parker Ford (1-1-2) all recorded two points while Guillaume Richard led the team with three points (1-2-3). In 15 games, 21 players have already found the scoresheet, while the freshmen totaled 22 points on eight goals and 14 assists.
Power Play tuning milestones
The Friars converted to a major power play three times in Vermont on Friday, which was the first time since Dec. 3, 2011 at Merrimack. Overall, this was the 15th time in the Nate leaman when the team scored three power-play goals in a game.
Return of production
Providence is sixth in the country with 84 goals scored this season. The 82% of goals returned rank fourth nationally. The Friars also returned 76% of their points from last season, which also placed sixth.
The Friars have the 16th youngest team in the NCAA this season (average age of 21 years and 11 months). Freshman Guilluame Richard is one of the youngest players on the NCAA roster this year at 18 years and 8 months old.
Fourteen Former Brothers Attend NHL Training Camps, Seven Gain List Places
Providence has 14 former players who have attended NHL training camps so far in September. Noel Acciari (FLA), Kasper Bjorkqvist (PIT), Jacob Bryson (BUF), Vincent Desharnais (EDM), Jack Dugan (VGK), Brandon Duhaime (MIN), Jon Gillies (NYI), Mark Jankowski (NJ), Brian Pinho (WSH), Greg Printz (ANA), Kevin Rooney (NYR), Brandon Tanev (SEA), Tyce Thompson (NJ) and Jake Walman (STL). Acciari, Bryson, Duhaime, Rooney, Tanev, Thompson and Walman all made the opening night squads, while Duhaime made his NHL debut on October 15 in Anaheim.
Three is the magic number
The brothers are 182-19-20 all time under Nate leaman by scoring three or more goals in a game.
After 40 years
The brothers are 166-7-17 all time under Nate leaman by holding a lead after two periods.
Series history against Dartmouth (PC leads 16-10-0, .615)
The Brothers and Big Green meet for the 27th time on Friday. The teams last played at the 2013 and 2018 Ledyard Classics, with the Friars winning both clashes. It will be Dartmouth’s first trip to the Schneider Arena since their 4-2 win over the Friars on November 27, 2008.
Series history against Brown (PC leads 53-46-3, .534)
The Brothers and the Bears will meet at the 35th Mayor’s Cup on Saturday night at the Meehan Auditorium. Providence has retained the Cup in five straight outings dating back to January 2015. Overall, Providence has won nine of the last games and allowed just four goals in their five-game winning streak against the Bears.
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