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Matchup: No. 11/9 Providence (3-0-0, 1-0-0 HEA) vs. No. 4 Denver (2-2-0, 0-0-0 NCHC)
Faceoff: 9 PM ET (Fri.) – Magness Arena – Denver, Colo.
Radio: NewsRadio 104.7 FM | Varsity Network App | Play-by-play: Mike DeMars

Live Stats:
Twitter: @Friarshockey

Matchup: No. 11/9 Providence (3-0-0, 1-0-0 HEA) vs. No. 4 Denver (2-2-0, 0-0-0 NCHC)
Faceoff: 8 PM ET (Sat.) – Magness Arena – Denver, Colo.
Radio: NewsRadio 104.7 FM | Varsity Network App | Play-by-play: Mike DeMars

Live Stats:
Twitter: @Friarshockey

Last Time Out…

– Freshman Philip Svedebäck made 30 saves and Patrick Moynihan recorded his third game-winning goal in as many games as the No. 15 Providence College men’s hockey team edged No. 7 Northeastern, 2-1, on Saturday night at Matthew Arena.
– At the 11:29 mark, the Friars got on the board first as Riley Duran jammed home his fourth tally of the season to make it 1-0 Providence. Brady Berard registered his first-career NCAA point on the play while Cody Monds tallied his fourth point in three games.
– The Friars held a 18-8 shot advantage through 20 minutes.
– After Northeastern’s Hunter McDonald was given a five-minute major and a game misconduct for hitting Brett Berard from behind, the Friars were finally able to extend the lead with just 25 seconds remaining on the power play as Moynihan buried a cross-crease pass from Brett Berard to put the Friars up 2-0. The goal marked Moynihan’s third power-play and third game-winning strike of the season.
– The Huskies got on the board with a power-play goal from Gunnarwolfe Fontaine at 13:28 to cut the Providence lead to 2-1.
– The Friars aimed to extend the lead in the third period as Brett Berard was sent in on a breakaway but Levi denied him with the right pad.
Max Crozier had a game-high four blocked shots as the Friars totaled 13 blocks overall. Brett Berard led the way for Providence with eight shots on goal.
– Providence starts the season at 3-0 for the second-consecutive season.
– The Friars landed 50-plus shots on goal for the first time since Jan. 8, 2021 at Boston University.

Eighteen Current, Former and Future Friars Appear in NHL Development Camps

The Friars boasted 18 past, present and future players that appeared in NHL Development Camps back in July. Brady Berard* (NYR), Brett Berard (NYR), Michael Callahan (BOS), Max Crozier (TB), Riley Duran (BOS), Jamie Engelbert* (BOS), Taige Harding (CHI), Connor Kelley (CHI), Clint Levens* (PHI), Patrick Moynihan (NJ), Kohen Olischefski* (BUF), Nick Poisson* (VGK), Guillaume Richard (CBJ), Austin Roden* (ARZ), Jaxson Stauber (CHI), Philip Svedebäck (BOS), Tyce Thompson (NJ), Chase Yoder (PIT). * – camp invitee

Moyni On The Man-Up

Senior Patrick Moynihan is second among all active NCAA players with 21 career power-play goals, including a game-winning markers on the power play against Sacred Heart, Clarkson and Northeastern. Moynihan’s three game-winning goals lead all NCAA players and match his previous total over a combined 89 career games entering the 2022-23 season.

Crozier and Ford Named Captains

The Friars anointed seniors Max Crozier and Parker Ford as the team’s co-captains for the 2022-23 season. Both players were alternate captains last season.

Crozier Among Returning Defensive Leaders
Max Crozier returns for year four as 10th among active NCAA defenseman in goals with 14 and is tied for fourth overall with eight career power-play goals.

Svedebäck Earns Hockey East Goaltender of the Week Recognition

Freshman Philip Svedebäck was named Hockey East Goaltender of the Week after turning away 54-of-57 shots he faced in wins against Clarkson and Northeastern last week. The rookie has posted a 3-0-0 record with a 1.33 GAA and .945 save percentage to begin his collegiate career.

Young Bucks

Providence ices the sixth youngest roster in the NCAA with an average age of 21.1 years and has a combined 16 first and second year players out of a 29-player roster.

In The Show

Eight former Friars appeared on NHL opening night rosters: Noel Acciari (STL), Jacob Bryson (BUF), Vincent Desharnais (EDM), Brandon Duhaime (MIN), Kevin Rooney (CGY), Brandon Tanev (SEA), Tyce Thompson (NJ) and Jake Walman (DET).

Friars at the 2022 World Junior Championships

In addition to Nate Leaman and Theresa Feaster being a part of the U.S. National Junior team staff,  junior Brett Berard and sophomore Riley Duran each participated in the tournament for the U.S. Freshman Jaroslav Chmelar appeared in three games for Team Czechia.

Three is the Magic Number

The Friars are 194-20-20 all-time under Nate Leaman when scoring three or more goals in a game.

After 40

The Friars are 177-7-18 all-time under Nate Leaman when holding a lead after two periods.

Series History vs. Denver (PC leads 10-7-3, .575)

The Friars and Pioneers will meet for the 21st and 22nd times this weekend in Denver with Providence holding a 10-7-3 advantage in the all-time series. Last October, Providence erased a three-goal third period deficit with five goals in the final 20 minutes, including Brett Berard’s game-winner with 1:01 to play to give the Friars a dramatic 6-5 win. In the last trip out to Magness Arena in 2018, the Friars went 0-1-1. Providence is winless in five games (0-3-2) since Magness Arena opened in 1999, but were 4-1 overall in the previous DU Arena.

Scouting the Pioneers…

Denver enters the weekend at 2-2-0, coming off a pair of losses at UMass last weekend. Prior to that, the Pioneers won the 2022 Ice Breaker Tournament with victories over Notre Dame and Maine. Carter Mazur (4-1-5) and Harvard transfer Casey Dornbach (2-3-5) pace the Pioneers in scoring. In addition to Mazur’s four goals and Dornback’s two, Denver has also gotten goals from Shai Buium, Jack Devine, Mike Benning and McKade Webster. In goal, Magnus Chrona has started in three of four games, posting 1-2-0 record with a 2.83 GAA and .862 save percentage. Sophomore Matt Davis stopped 24-of-25 shots he faced in his lone appearance this season against Maine on Oct. 8. This weekend marks Denver’s homecoming weekend and they will hoist their 2022 National Championship banner prior to Saturday night’s game against the Friars.

For more updates on the Providence College men’s hockey program, follow the team on Twitter @FriarsHockey.

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