|1st||9:23||PRV||1-0||EV GW||Trevor Mingoia (5)||Shane Luke/3, Tom Parisi/5|
|2nd||0:29||PRV||2-0||PP||John Gilmour (1)||Brian Pinho/2, Trevor Mingoia/6|
|2nd||6:27||PRV||3-0||EV||Brandon Tanev (1)||Steven McParland/1, Mark Adams/1|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Cole Bruns (L, 0-4-1)||60:00||3||17||10||16||43|
|Jon Gillies (W, 5-5-1)||60:00||0||6||5||11||22|
PROVIDENCE, R.I.- Led by a 22-save performance from junior goaltender Jon Gillies (South Portland, Maine), the No. 20 Providence College men's hockey team posted a shutout for the second consecutive game with a 3-0 non-conference win over Army on Tuesday night at Schneider Arena.
Junior Trevor Mingoia (Fairport, N.Y.) tallied the first goal of the game at 9:23 of the first period when he netted the eventual winner. The Friars (6-5-1, 4-3-0 HEA) depth was highlighted in the game as juniors John Gilmour (Montreal, Quebec) and Brandon Tanev (Toronto, Ontario) each notched their first goal of the season in the second period as Providence completed the game's scoring.
Army (3-9-2, 3-7-2 AHA) was led by freshman goaltender Cole Bruns, who kept the game close, making 17 saves in the first period and 43 total to earn the game's second star. Junior Jon Gillies (South Portland, Maine) earned his 11th career shutout for Providence as he stopped all 22 shots that he faced.
Mingoia's team-leading fifth goal of the season at 9:23 of gave the Friars a 1-0. Junior Tom Parisi (Commack, N.Y.) held the puck in the offensive zone as he skated towards the net, looking for an open shooting lane before getting off a shot on goal. Army netminder Cole Bruns saved the initial shot but the rebound was collected by senior Shane Luke (Dauphin, Manitoba). Luke spun with the puck, firing a shot in the direction of the goal. The puck found Mingoia who tapped the puck into open net for the goal. Bruns was the difference maker in the first period, stopping 17 of the 18 shots on goal by the Friars.
Gilmour and Tanev each netted their first goal of the season in the second period to extend Providence's lead. While on a power play early in the period, the Friars were cycling the puck in the offensive zone before Mingoia got the puck to freshman Brian Pinho (North Andover, Mass.). Pinho sent a cross-ice pass to Gilmour, who was set-up at the right point. Gilmour's blast from the point rang in off the crossbar at :29 of the second period.
Tanev completed the game's scoring when he picked up a pass from senior Mark Adams (Boxford, Mass.) in the neutral zone and skated up ice into the Black Knights' zone. Tanev slowed down as he entered the face-off circle and fired a shot that beat Bruns high for a 3-0 Friars lead at 6:27 of the second. Steve McParland (Schreiber, Ontario) also tallied an assist, his first of the season.
Despite a number of good chances, neither team was able to capitalize in the third period. Providence outshot the Black Knights, 16-11 in the third period, and 46-22 in the game.
Providence's special teams helped propel the team to a victory as both the power play and penalty kill contributed. Gilmour's goal was registered while the team was playing on the man advantage. The Friars also continued their strong play on the penalty kill, successfully killing off four minor penalties in the game.
The Friars will resume Hockey East play on Saturday, Nov. 29 as the team takes on Boston College at Schneider Arena at 7:00p.m. The game will be televised live on OSN.
Notes: Providence holds a 11-0-1 record against Army over the last 12 meetings, and a 17-7-1 record all-time...Providence earned a 1-0 win against New Hampshire in its last game and combined with tonight's 3-0 victory posted consecutive shutouts for the first time since the 2007-08 season (4-0 at Vermont, 8-0 vs. Brown)... Jon Gillies recorded his 11th career shutout, which is first all-time in Friars history... The last Providence shutout over Army was on Jan 30, 1971, which the Friars also won by a score of 3-0...Junior Trevor Mingoia has 7 points in his last 6 games (4-3-7), and a three game goal streak...Mingoia tied his career high in points in a game with 2 (1-1-2)... Mingoia has three game-winning goals in the Friars last four games...Senior Mark Adams registered his first point of the season... Senior Shane Luke has 6 points in his last 7 games (3-3-6)...Junior Tom Parisi has a 2-game point streak (0-2-2)... Juniors John Gilmour and Brandon Tanev each registered their first goals of the season... Dating back to Nov. 7 against Merrimack, Providence has killed off 26 straight penalties...