Gillies has strong base to build on for next season
Not many freshmen have a lot of success at the NCAA Division I college hockey level. But Providence College goalie Jon Gillies did more than just have a successful freshman season, as he was one of the best goalies in the country.
“It is extremely difficult for a freshman to come in and succeed the way he has,” Providence coach Nate Leaman said.
“I have never seen a freshman perform this persistently game after game. We’re a young team, we make some mistakes, and he is certainly there to have our backs when we do.”
Gillies helped power Providence past New Hampshire in the Hockey East quarter-finals before the Friars were knocked off in the semi-finals by the eventual Frozen Four finalist UMass Lowell squad.… read more