BLOG: Gillies, Jankowski & Gilmour giving Providence a big boost this season
The Providence College Friars have reached the 10-win mark in 13 games played, their fastest to 10 wins since opening the 1989-90 season, and three Calgary Flames prospects have played a big role in their success this year.
Jon Gillies, who was named Hockey East's Rookie of the Year last season, has been absolutely dominant in the 2013-14 campaign. The Flames third round pick in the 2012 NHL Draft has a 9-1-1 record with a 1.70 GAA and .946 save percentage. Earlier this month, he set a new Friars record, becoming the all-time shutouts leader with 8 in 45 games played at Providence College.
In 47 career starts, Gillies has let in two or fewer goals 33 times.
Mark Jankowski, the Flames first round pick in the 2012 NHL Draft, has recorded eight points (seven goals, one assist) in 13 games this year. He is currently fourth in team scoring, just a single point behind Shane Luke and Steven McParland, who are second and third respectively.
Sophomore John Gilmour leads Providence defencemen in scoring through 13 games with two goals and eight points. The Flames selected the Montreal, QC native in the seventh round of the 2013 NHL Draft.
As of Saturday, Nov. 23, the Friars were first in Hockey East with 12 points on the year.