Calgary Flames at a glance

CALGARY FLAMES LAST SEASON: 45-30-7, 97 points. Lost to Anaheim Ducks in Western Conference semifinals. COACH: Bob Hartley (14 NHL seasons, 428-321-61-52). ADDED: RW Michael Frolik, D Dougie Hamilton. LOST: D Raphael Diaz, RW Brian McGrattan. PLAYER TO WATCH: Jonas Hiller and Karri Ramo. The goaltenders are serviceable stopgaps until prospects Joni Ortio and Jon Gillies are ready...
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Calgary Flames Sign Frozen Four Hero Jon Gillies To Entry-Level Contract

Jon Gillies has jumped out of the frying pan and into the Flames. The 21-year-old Providence College junior goaltender, fresh off a 49-save victory against Boston College in the Frozen Four Final, has signed an entry-level contract with the NHL’s Calgary Flames. Calgary drafted Gillies 75th overall in the 2012 NHL Draft. The contract is a three-year deal...
April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Flames sign goalie Gillies of NCAA champion Providence to 3-year deal

  NCAA champion goaltender Jon Gillies has signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Calgary Flames. Gillies made 49 saves for Providence in a 4-3 win over Boston University on Saturday to end his college career with an NCAA championship. The 6-foot-6, 225-pound goalie from South Portland, Maine, was the Most Outstanding Player of the Frozen Four tournament. Calgary drafted...
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April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Flames sign NCAA champion goalie Gillies to 3-year deal

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) NCAA champion goaltender Jon Gillies has signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Calgary Flames. Gillies made 49 saves for Providence in a 4-3 win over Boston University on Saturday to end his college career with an NCAA championship. The 6-foot-6, 225-pound goalie from South Portland, Maine, was the Most Outstanding Player of the Frozen Four tournament...
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April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

USCHO All-American Teams

First TeamF Jack Eichel, Boston UniversityF Tanner Kero, Michigan TechF Jimmy Vesey, HarvardD Matt Grzelcyk, Boston UniversityD Joey LaLeggia, DenverG Jon Gillies, Providence Second TeamF Daniel Ciampini, UnionF Matt Garbowski, RITF Zach Hyman, MichiganD Mike Paliotta, VermontD Mike Reilly, MinnesotaG Zane McIntyre, North Dakota   Third TeamF Sam Anas, QuinnipiacF Bryce Gervais...
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April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Frozen Four Notes: Jon Gillies, Jack Eichel Headline All-Tournament Team

BOSTON — Providence toppled Boston University in a thrilling national championship game Saturday night, scoring the final two goals to seal a 4-3, come-from-behind victory at TD Garden. The tight nature of the contest was reflected in the All-Tournament team, which was evenly split between PC and BU. Goalie Jon Gillies (the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player), forward Mark...
April 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Jon Gillies Backstops Providence To First Title, Denies BU In Final

BOSTON — The Providence College Friars were the final team to earn entry into the 2015 NCAA tournament. Then, they went ahead and won the whole darn thing. When the clock hit triple zeros Saturday night at TD Garden, the scoreboard read: Providence 4, Boston University — and its haul of trophies, and its lofty ranking, and its Jack Eichel — 3. “We beat a terrific opponent...
April 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Providence College upsets Boston University to win Frozen Four title

Providence College wins Frozen Four Championship. (Photo/John Corneau/Mill City Sports)BOSTON – Providence College wins their first ever Frozen Four national title over Boston University, 4-3, after being the last time to qualify for the NCAA national tournament. The Friars become the second team in the past three years to win the national title as the last team to make the tournament...
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April 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Matt O’Connor Believes BU Deserved Better After Goaltending Gaffe

BOSTON — Boston University’s dream season ended in heartbreak Saturday at TD Garden, and no Terriers player took the loss harder than Matt O’Connor. The junior goaltender surrendered two third-period goals in the national final against Providence, allowing the Friars to rally from a goal down to stun the Terriers 4-3 and claim the first national championship in program history...
April 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Providence’s Gillies Makes Sprawling Save In Final Minute Vs. BU (GIF)

When did it become legal for Tim Thomas to go back to college? Oh, right. That’s just Providence College goaltender Jon Gillies doing his best imitation of Thomas’ sprawling save in the 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs. After Providence tied the game on an ugly Boston University own goal and then took the lead shortly thereafter, the Terriers came about as close to burying a game-tying...
April 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Final Four Preview: Patience Makes Perfect For BU, Providence

For Providence College hockey, patience is key. Patience, however, was likely the last thing the team expected to need when they began their 2014-15 campaign. With a roster comprised of four impact seniors and 12 juniors, the Friars have slowly risen into college hockey’s upper echelon of greatness, and this season was to be the icing on the cake. Patience was to be the name...
April 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Trevor Mingoia’s Frozen Four Dagger Puts Providence One Win From Glory

BOSTON — Last April, Trevor Mingoia was watching his former Union College teammates claim their first NCAA championship. Now, his new school will have the chance to do the same. Mingoia, a Providence College junior who spent his freshman year playing with the Dutchmen, scored the game-sealing goal Thursday in the first semifinal of the 2015 Frozen Four, helping push his Friars...
April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Providence skates past Omaha, advances to Frozen Four championship

Providence College advances to Frozen Four title game. (Photo/John Corneau/Mill City Sports)BOSTON – The last time the NCAA had three new champions in three years was the first three years of the Frozen Four, 1948-1950. It may happen again in 2015 after the Providence College Friars punched their ticket to the finals with a win over the Omaha Mavericks, 4-1. A team that was only...
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April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Frozen Four Live: Providence, Omaha Square Off In First National Semifinal

4 p.m. ET: All roads led to Boston this season in college hockey, and this weekend, those roads will come to an end. The 2015 Frozen Four begins Thursday night at TD Garden, with Providence, Nebraska-Omaha, Boston University and North Dakota all still holding on to dreams of a national championship. For the two teams taking the ice in the first semifinal, PC and Omaha, this stage...
April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Providence College edges Denver, advances to Frozen Four

Providence College heads to TD Garden. (Photo/Providence College)PROVIDENCE, R.I. — It’s not often that a fourth seeded team gets to play at a regional site just down the road from your home arena. The Providence College Friars were able to do just that as they were selected as the four seed in Providence for the East Regional being hosted at the Dunkin Donuts Center. “It...
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March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Jack Eichel Wins Both Hockey East Major Awards, Earns All-Star Selection

The Hockey East Association announced its major awards and All-Star selections Thursday night, and Jack Eichel ran away with them. The Boston University freshman phenom was named Warrior Player of the Year and Pro Ambitions Rookie of the Year. The top draft prospect also earned the only unanimous first team All-Star selection. It’s the first time a...
March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

UMass Lowell’s C.J. Smith named to Hockey East All-Rookie Team

C.J. Smith named to Hockey East All-Rookie Team. (Photo/John Corneau/Mill City Sports)The Hockey East Association announced Wednesday the 2014-15 Pro Ambitions All-Rookie Team, as voted on by the league’s 12 head coaches, and seven other season-long awards. Each athlete will be recognized at the annual Hockey East Awards Banquet Thursday night at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Cambridge...
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March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Hockey East Writers and Broadcasters Association (HEWBA) 2015 Awards

The Hockey East Writers and Broadcasters Association (HEWBA) has announced its award winners for the 2014-15 season. Boston University freshman Jack Eichel leads the winners as a unanimous selection for Player of the Year, Rookie of the Year, First Team All-Star and All-Rookie. Joining Eichel as a unanimous selection to the HEWBA All-Rookie team was Boston College defenseman Noah...
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March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Hockey East Roundup: PC Demolishes UConn Behind Nick Saracino Hat Trick

This embed is invalid" /> UConn has fared relatively well in its first season in Hockey East, but Saturday night’s game is one the Huskies would like to forget. Providence junior Nick Saracino lit the lamp three times as his Friars absolutely bulldozed UConn by a final score of 10-1. Saracino’s hat trick was the first by a PC player since 2012. As the score...
February 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Hockey East Roundup: Providence Tops UMass-Lowell With Four-Goal Second Period

After being ranked No. 3 in’s preseason poll, Providence has hovered around the bottom of the college hockey rankings thanks to a slow start. But the Friars might have given themselves a chance to move up. No. 18 Providence (16-8-1) outplayed No. 5 UMass-Lowell (15-7-3) in a 4-1 victory at Schneider Arena on Saturday. Junior forward Adam Chapie...
January 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Hockey East Preview: Forces collide between PC, Lowell

Providence will take on UMass-Lowell in a Hockey East home-and-home series this weekend, pitting a pair of national top-sixes in a couple of key team categories. Anchored by stellar goaltender Jon Gillies, PC’s team defense ranks sixth in the nation, having allowed 2.04 opposing goals per game. UML’s offense also ranks sixth in the nation, averaging […] The post Hockey East...
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January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Providence College Climbing College Hockey Rankings After Early-Season Slump

Editor’s note: NESN’s Tom Caron is on the 50-member USCHO ranking committee, and you can find his votes and thoughts on the college hockey week that was every Monday on It was a scary Halloween Night for Providence College. The Friars, picked to finish atop Hockey East in the preseason poll, were defeated 4-1 by Boston University at Schneider...
January 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Hockey East Roundup: UMass, Providence Earn Victories At Catamount Cup

This embed is invalid" /> The UMass men’s hockey team scored four unanswered goals Monday night to cruise past Air Force 5-1 at the Catamount Cup in Burlington, Vt. Each of the Minutemen’s five tallies were scored by a different player, and nine skaters registered at least a point in the contest. Powering the UMass attack was sophomore winger Frank Vatrano...
December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Hockey East Roundup: BU Enjoys Four-Goal Third Period, 5-2 Win Over Colgate

The Terriers just keep rolling past their opponents. No. 1 Boston University (9-2-1) was down 2-1 entering the third period of their contest with No. 9 Colgate (9-5-1) on Friday, but freshman phenom Jack Eichel scored just 16 seconds into the final frame, sparking quite the rally. BU came back with a four-goal third period for the 5-2 win. Midway through...
November 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Hockey East Roundup: Harvard Knocks Off No. 1 Boston University In OT

The Harvard University hockey team will head into its Thanksgiving on a big high note. The No. 18 Crimson upended No. 1 Boston University on Tuesday night with a 3-2 overtime road win at Agganis Arena. Junior Kyle Criscuolo scored his second goal of the game 3:10 in the extra period to knock off the top-ranked Terriers. The win is Harvard’s first over...
November 26, 2014  |  Discuss
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