# 11 men’s hockey set for battles against Merrimack and AIC
Showdown: No. 11 Providence College (1-0-0, 0-0-0 HEA) vs. Merrimack (0-0-0, 0-0-0 HEA)
Showdown: 7 p.m. (Thursday) – Schneider Arena – Providence, RI
TV: NESN + | Play-by-play: Mike Logan, Color: Joe Hulbig
Feeds: CollegeSportsLive.com (outside of New England) | NESN.com (inside New England)
Radio: NewsRadio 104.7 FM | TuneIn Radio | Play-by-play: Mike Mancuso
Live statistics: Friars.com
Match: No. 11 Providence College (1-0-0, 0-0-0 HEA) vs. American International (0-0-0, 0-0-0 AHC)
Showdown: 7:05 p.m. (Saturday) – MassMutual Center – Springfield, Mass.
Stream: FloHockey ($)
Radio: NewsRadio 104.7 FM | TuneIn Radio | Play-by-play: Mike Logan
Live Statistics: AICYellowJackets.com
-Providence scored from the start with a goal of Patrick Moynihan only 55 seconds of play. Moynihan redirected a one-timer from Uula Ruikka (Oulu, Finland). Cohen Olischefski (Abbotsford, BC) collected his first career point with the Friars on assist.
-The Brothers doubled their lead 6:10 in the first on a goal by Parker Ford (Wakefield, RI). The goal was Ford’s first of the season and the 17th of his career. Ford was attended by Nick fish (Vancouver, BC) and Guillaume Richard (Cap-Santé, Quebec).
-Army West Point was given a penalty at 4:21 PM as Andrew Quetell was whistled for tripping. Providence was on the power play 1:18 before Ben mirageas (Newburyport, Mass.) Was called for embarkation. The teams played 4v4 for the remaining 42 seconds before West Point advanced to the power play. Neither team was able to capitalize on the raise opportunity.
-At the end of the first period, the Brothers were leading 11-8 in shots.
-The Friars extended their lead to 3-0 with a Callahan goal just 2:55 of the second period. Fish and Cody Mons (Brockville, Ont.) Got the assists on the game. The goal was Callahan’s first of the season and his 11th career goal.
-The scoring continued in the second at 13:09 while Brett Berard (East Greenwich, RI) scored his first goal of the season, giving the Friars a 4-0 lead. Craig needham (Medford, Mass.) And Callahan assisted, Callahan scored his second point of the night.
– Providence closed the game with a third period of three goals. Richard scored his first NCAA goal after slamming at home Parker Ford rebound. Bérard scored his second goal of the night midway through the third period, while Craig needham finished the scoring with a power-play marker at 1:00 p.m. First-year student Riley duran (Woburn, Mass.) Got his first collegiate point on goal.
– Jaxson stauber (Plymouth, Minn.) Fought off all 24 shots he faced before giving way to the senior Jimmy scannell (Medway, Mass.), Which made a stop.
– Providence also started the 2019-20 season with a 7-0 shutout victory and has now extended its unbeaten streak against Army to 14 games (13-0-1) dating back to 1969.
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 welcomed a new class of nine 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 on Saturday night – 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).
Stauber named Hockey East goaltender of the week
Junior goalie Jaxson stauber was named Hockey East’s goalie of the week after stopping all 24 shots he faced in the Friars’ season-opener victory over Army West Point last Saturday.
Return of production
Providence placed sixth in the country with 84 goals that came back 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 21, 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 take part in NHL training camps
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).
Three is the magic number
The brothers are 175-19-20 all time under Nate leaman by scoring three or more goals in a game.
After 40 years
The brothers are 159-7-17 all time under Nate leaman by holding a lead after two periods.
The brothers rise in the last polls
The Friars jumped one spot to 11th in the USCHO and three places to 11th in the USA Today / USA Hockey Magazine polls after their 1-0-0 weekend to start the season.
The Warriors will kick off their regular season schedule against the Friars on Thursday night. They will feature top scorers Filip Forsmark, Liam Walsh, Alex Jefferies, Declan Carlile, Logan Drevitch and Zach Vinnell. In goals, Zach Borgiel and Troy Kobryn return to the squad, joined by New York Rangers draft pick Hugo Ollas.
Series history against Merrimack (PC leads 90-34-12, .706)
The Warriors have won three of the last four meetings between the schools, including two consecutive wins on the ice at Schneider Arena. The teams parted ways last season’s series, with the road team winning both competitions.
History of the series against AIC
• The teams will meet for the 17th time in total and for the fourth time only in the Nate leaman time. Providence won the last matches in 2013 (10-4), 2018 (3-1) and 2020 (5-0).
• Saturday marks only the second time since 1960 that the Brothers will play on the road against AIC.
Yellow Jackets scout (PC leads 13-3-0, .813)
AIC returns top scorer Chris Theodore (4-15-19 in 19GP) as well as juniors Justin Cole (9-7-16) and Elijiah Barriga (7-6-13). In net, former brother Jake Kucharski got the start in a 4-1 loss to Boston College on Saturday. Kucharski was 5-0-0 with a 1.69 GAA and .916 save percentage in seven games last season. The Yellow Jackets have won the last two Atlantic hockey championships and have competed in the last two NCAA tournaments.
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