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Providence Friars
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Institution: Providence College
Location: Providence, Rhode Island
School founded: 1917
Enrollment: 4,890
Colors: Black, White and Silver
Home Arena: Schneider Arena
Capacity: 3,030
Dimensions: 200' x 85'
Women's Team
Conference: Hockey East
Coach: Matt Kelly
Conf. Championships: 1985, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995

The Providence Friars women's ice hockey program represents Providence College in NCAA Division I women's ice hockey. The Friars are a member of Hockey East and compete at the 3,030-seat Schneider Arena in Providence, Rhode Island.[1]

History[]

In the 1978-79 season, the Friars would hold the distinction of being the first team to play the new Harvard Crimson women's ice hockey team. The result was a 17-0 triumph. [2] The team would participate in the 1982 and 1983 AIAW Eastern Tournaments losing in the championship game both years to the New Hampshire Wildcats women's ice hockey team. In 1984, the Friars won the inaugural Eastern College Athletic Conference Women’s Championship.

In Jackie Barto's first season as coach in 1994-95, the Friars were 18-9-4 and won the Eastern College Athletic Conference title. The following season, the Friars reached the ECAC championship game, but they lost to New Hampshire in a game that lasted five overtimes. The 1996-97 season were one of the most successful as Providence went 20-8-2, posting the program's eighth 20-win season. In 1997-98, Barto guided the Friars to the ECAC Tournament for the 15th consecutive season. [3]

Providence College made history on Saturday, December 5, 2009 as the Friars came away with a 4-1 victory over No. 3 New Hampshire in Durham. Providence became the first Hockey East team to earn a victory at the Whittemore Center since the league's inception in 2002-03.[4] On January 9, 2010, Providence College women's hockey earned their 600th victory by defeating No. 8 Cornell by a score of 6-3. Junior Jean O'Neill tallied a goal and an assist. Genevieve Lacasse made 22 saves to record the victory. Providence now joins New Hampshire as the only two programs with 600 victories.[5]

On January 10, 2011, the Friars and the Dartmouth Big Green played each other in an outdoor game at Fenway Park in Boston. Providence skater Brooke Simpson scored her first career NCAA goal.[6] With 1:14 remaining in regulation, Big Green forward Camille Dumais scored the game-winning goal on Providence netminder Genevieve Lacasse as the Big Green prevailed by a 3-2 mark.[7]

Arenas[]

Head Coaches[]

  • Tom Palamara (1974-1980) 56-27-3
  • John Marchetti (1980-1994) 262-69-15
  • Jackie Barto (1994-1999)83-63-11
  • Bob Deraney (1999-2018) 319-288-73
  • Matt Kelly (2018-present) 42-25-6 as of end of 2019-20 season

Year by Year Record[]

Season GP W L T GF GA Pts Finish Conference Tournament GP W L T GF GA
Independent Overall Record
1974-75 8 0 8 0
1975-76 11 4 6 1
1976-77 13 9 4 0
1977-78 12 7 4 1
1978-79 20 16 3 1
1979-80 22 20 2 0
1980-81 25 20 5 0
1981-82 23 20 3 0
1982-83 21 15 6 0
ECAC Hockey Overall Record
1983-84 19 18 1 0 36 1st W, SF 4-0 (Princeton) W, F 1-0 (New Hampshire) 22 21 1 0
1984-85 1st W, SF 2-1 (Northeastern) W, F 4-2 (New Hampshire) 21 18 2 1
1985-86 W, QF 4-1 (RIT) L, SF 6-2 (Northeastern) 24 14 7 3
1986-87 W, QF 3-0 (St. Lawrence) L, SF 2-1 (Northeastern) 24 16 7 1
1987-88 W, QF 5-2 (RIT) W, SF 3-2 (New Hamsphire) L, F 5-3 (Northeastern) 28 20 8 0
1988-89 21 17 4 0 34 2nd W, SF 6-1 (Dartmouth) L, F 4-2 (Northeastern) 24 19 5 0
1989-90 22 17 3 2 36 1st W, SF 4-3 (Harvard) L, F 5-2 (New Hampshire) 25 20 3 2
1990-91 17 12 5 0 24 4th L, SF 6-4 (Northeastern) 24 17 7 0
1991-92 19 16 2 1 33 1st W, SF 5-2 (Princeton) W, F 2-1 (New Hampshire) 25 22 2 1
1992-93 21 16 3 2 35 1st W, QF 8-1 (Harvard) W, SF 3-2 (Dartmouth) W, F 2-1 (New Hampshire) 30 23 5 2
1993-94 11 9 0 2 20 1st W, QF 4-1 (Dartmouth) W, SF 3-2 (New Hamsphire) W, F 5-2 (Northeastern) 27 18 6 3
1994-95 14 10 4 0 20 4th W, QF 4-3 (Northeastern) W, SF 3-2 (ot) (Princeton) W, F 2-1 (ot) (New Hampshire) 28 17 8 3
1995-96 16 11 5 0 66 43 22 4th W, QF 5-2 (Cornell) W, SF 4-2 (Brown) L, F 3-2 (5ot) (New Hampshire)) 30 17 13 0
1996-97 22 17 4 1 97 53 35 T-2nd W, QF 3-1 (Cornell) L, SF 4-3 (New Hampshire) 30 20 8 2
1997-98 19 6 11 2 20 6th L, QF 6-4 (Dartmouth) 32 9 21 2
1998-99 26 15 8 3 33 T-5th L, QF 3-0 (Northeastern) 34 19 12 3
1999-00 24 14 7 3 64 39 31 6th L, QF 1-0 (Dartmouth) 33 20 10 3 101 52
2000-01 24 10 11 3 55 66 23 7th L, QF 4-3 (ot) (Harvard) 35 18 14 3 101 87
2001-02 21 11 7 3 69 47 25 4th (East) W, QF 5-3 (Maine) W, SF 3-2 (2ot) (Niagara) W, F 1-0 (Northeastern) 37 20 13 4 123 86
Hockey East Overall Record
2002-03 15 13 1 1 56 22 27 1st W, SF 7-0 (Connecticut) W, F 1-0 (New Hampshire) 36 24 6 6 125 61
2003-04 20 14 5 1 79 37 29 2nd W, SF 4-2 (Maine) W, F 3-0 (New Hampshire) 36 21 13 2 120 76
2004-05 20 14 4 2 65 48 30 T-1st W, SF 9-1 (Boston College) W, F 3-2 (Connecticut) 37 21 11 5 118 99
2005-06 21 11 8 2 69 50 24 3rd L, SF 3-1 (Boston College) 35 17 14 4 109 92
2006-07 21 12 6 3 71 47 27 3rd W, SF 3-2 (Boston College) L, F 3-1 (New Hampshire) 36 16 16 4 96 87
2007-08 21 10 8 3 59 51 23 T-3rd W, SF 5-1 (Connecticut) L, F 1-0 (New Hampshire) 36 16 16 4 100 89
2008-09 21 12 8 1 52 40 25 T-4th W, QF 3-0 (Connecticut) L, SF 3-1 (New Hampshire) 36 17 16 3 86 77
2009-10 21 11 5 5 59 44 30 1st L, SF 3-2 (Connecticut) 35 15 11 9 93 79
2010-11 21 12 8 1 53 43 25 3rd W, QF 5-2 (Maine) L, SF 3-2 (ot) (Boston College) 35 22 12 1 102 68
2011-12 21 11 8 2 61 43 24 T-4th W, QF 6-0 (Maine) W, SF 2-0 (Northeastern) L, F 2-1 (2ot) (Boston University)) 37 16 17 4 97 79
2012-13 21 8 10 3 76 87 19 5th W, QF 5-4 (ot) (New Hampshire) L, SF 4-0 (Boston University) 36 15 16 5 114 124
2013-14 21 6 15 0 49 64 12 7th L, QF 3-2 (Boston University) 35 11 24 0 77 111
2014-15 21 5 15 1 40 76 11 8th L, QF 2 games to none (Boston College) 35 6 25 4 60 128
2015-16 24 6 16 2 44 88 14 7th L, QF 2 games to none (Northeastern) 36 10 24 2 72 136
2016-17 24 11 10 3 76 72 25 T-4th L, QF 2 games to 1 (Vermont) 37 17 17 3 117 113
2017-18 24 12 7 5 67 55 29 2nd L, QF 2 games to 1 (Connecticut) 37 17 13 7 96 80
2018-19 27 16 9 2 72 53 34 4th W, QF 2 games to none (Merrimack) L, SF 3-2 (Northeastern) 37 24 11 2 104 70
2019-20 27 15 10 2 58 53 32 3rd L, QF 2 games to none (New Hampshire) 36 18 14 4 85 71
2020-21 17 10 6 1 43 34 32 3rd W, QF 4-3 (Boston University) W, SF 1-0 (ot) (Maine) L, F 6-2 (Providence) 21 12 8 1 50 46

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NCAA Tournament Appearances[]

NCAA Division I Women's Ice Hockey Tournament Championship
Season Quarterfinals Semifinals Championship
2005 L, 6-1 (Minnesota) -- --
2021 L, 3-0 (Wisconsin) -- --

Players[]

Former Friars players Christine Bailey, Laurie Baker, Alana Blahoski, Lisa Brown-Miller, Sara DeCosta, Cammi Granato, and Vicki Movsessian celebrate with their gold medal from the 1998 Winter Games

  • Jackie Barto's success in athletics began as a student-athlete at Providence, where she became one of greatest to ever don the Providence uniform. Barto (formerly Gladu) accumulated 113 career goals. Currently, she remains third on the all-time Friar goal list, trailing only Cammi Granato (1989-93; 139 career goals) and Stephanie O'Sullivan (1991-95; 126 career goals). Both of these players were coached by Barto. She is ranked fifth on Providence's all-time scoring list with 200 career points and 11th in career assists with 87. During her time as a Friar, Barto was associated with three of Providence's six ECAC championships, winning one as a head coach (1995), one as an assistant (1994) and one as a player (1984).
  • On November 12, 2008, former Friar women's ice hockey player Stephanie O'Sullivan was be one of four inductees enshrined into the Massachusetts Hockey Hall of Fame class of 2008. [9] As a Friar, O'Sullivan was named ECAC Player of the Year and New England Hockey Writers Player of the Year in 1995. During the 1994-95 season, she scored 40 goals and 28 assists for 68 points. The only time she was not named to the ECAC All-Star Team was as a freshman. In her freshman year, she was named the ECAC Rookie of the Year. O’Sullivan is second all-time in career points (253), first in asssists (127) and second in goals scored (126). O'Sullivan would go on to play for Team USA in the World Championships in 1994, 1997, 1999 and 2000.

2020-2021 roster

# S/P/C Player Class Pos Height DoB Hometown Previous team
3 Flag of New York Coene, MaddyMaddy Coene Freshman F 5' 5" (1.65 m) Clayton, New York Selects Academy at Bishop Kearney
4 Flag of Maine DeBlois, LaurenLauren DeBlois Sophomore D 5' 6" (1.68 m) Lewiston, Maine Boston Jr. Eagles
5 Flag of Rhode Island Savastano, GianaGiana Savastano Senior D 5' 6" (1.68 m) Mapleville, Rhode Island Winchendon School/Islanders Hockey Club
6 Flag of Minnesota Burton, BailyBaily Burton Sophomore F 5' 7" (1.7 m) Bloomington, Minnesota Gentry Academy
7 Flag of Ontario Bochna, LindsayLindsay Bochna Freshman F 5' 5" (1.65 m) Toronto, Ontario Etobicoke Dolphins
9 Flag of Ontario Barnett, HunterHunter Barnett Junior F 5' 6" (1.68 m) Caledon, Ontario RIT
10 Flag of Colorado Brooks, KCKC Brooks Freshman D 5' 6" (1.68 m) Colorado Springs, Colorado St. Louis AAA Blues
11 Flag of Ontario McNeil, ChloeChloe McNeil Freshman F 5' 7" (1.7 m) Ottawa, Ontario Ottawa Lady Senators
12 Flag of Ontario Gonsalves, ChloeChloe Gonsalves Senior D 5' 4" (1.63 m) Toronto, Ontario Toronto Leaside Junior Wildcats
13 Flag of Massachusetts Couture, DelaneyDelaney Couture Sophomore F 5' 8" (1.73 m) Shrewsbury, Massachusetts Eastern Hockey League
16 Flag of New York Barone, ChiaraChiara Barone Junior F 5' 7" (1.7 m) North Tonawanda, New York Nichols School / Niagara Jr. Purple Eagles
17 Flag of New York Becker, BrookeBrooke Becker Freshman D 5' 8" (1.73 m) Orchard Park, New York Stoney Creek Sabres
18 Flag of Quebec Julien, ArianeAriane Julien Senior D 5' 8" (1.73 m) Saint Hyacinthe, Quebec Stanstead College
19 Flag of Sweden Hjalmarsson, SaraSara Hjalmarsson Junior F 5' 9" (1.75 m) Bankeryd, Sweden AIK Stockholm (SDHL) / Sweden National Team
21 Flag of Ontario Hardy, IsabelleIsabelle Hardy Sophomore F 5' 6" (1.68 m) Oakville, Ontario Oakville Hornets
22 Flag of New York Tyo, ClaireClaire Tyo Freshman D 5' 6" (1.68 m) Massena, New York Ottawa Lady Senators
23 Flag of Minnesota Rice, AnneliseAnnelise Rice Senior F 5' 7" (1.7 m) Excelsior, Minnesota Minnesota Whitecaps/North Dakota Fighting Hawks women's ice hockey
24 Flag of New York Lunny, HayleyHayley Lunny Senior F 5' 4" (1.63 m) Bedford (town), New York North American Hockey Academy
26 Flag of Massachusetts Comeau, JamieJamie Comeau Sophomore D 5' 4" (1.63 m) Wakefield, Massachusetts East Coast Wizards
28 Flag of Massachusetts Peterson, CarolineCaroline Peterson Junior F 5' 9" (1.75 m) East Falmouth, Massachusetts St. Mark's School (Massachusetts)
30 Flag of Germany Abstreiter, SandraSandra Abstreiter Senior G 5' 11" (1.8 m) Freising, Germany HTI Stars / Team Germany U-18
32 Flag of Ontario Kingsley, MireilleMireille Kingsley Freshman G 5' 9" (1.75 m) Sudbury, Ontario Mississauga Hurricanes
33 Flag of Connecticut Broccoli, KatrinaKatrina Broccoli Sophomore G 5' 5" (1.65 m) North Haven, Connecticut CT Polar Bears

Players with international experience[]

  • Chris Bailey
  • Laurie Baker, Member of the 1997 U.S. National Team
  • Alana Blahoski
  • Lisa Brown-Miller
  • Sara DeCosta
  • Cammi Granato, Member of the 1998 and 2002 US Olympic Team
  • Vikki Movsessian
  • Mari Pehkonen, 2006 Finland Olympic Team
  • Karen Thatcher, 2010 US Olympic Team
  • Sonny Watrous, 2004 U.S. Women's National Festival Under-22 Team

Notable players[]

Cammi Granato[]

While at Providence College, she set every school scoring record. Granato was named Rookie of the Year as a freshman and Player of the Year as a sophomore, junior and senior. Granato led the Lady Friars to back-to-back conference titles in 1991-92 and 1992-93. In August 2008, Granato was inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall Of Fame.[10]

She finished her career with 256 points, a record she holds to this day. She is also the leader for single-season points with 84 (1992-93), goals with 48 (1991-92), and assists with 43 (1992-93). She is the all-time leading goal scorer at Providence College with an impressive 139 career tallies, and ranks second all-time in assists with 117.[11]

Awards and honors[]

  • Laurie Baker, 1996 ECAC Rookie of the year
  • Laurie Baker, Forward, 1996 All-ECAC Team
  • Laurie Baker, 1996-97 ECAC First Team All-Star selection
  • Laurie Baker, 1996-97 New England Hockey Writer's All-Star selection
  • Laurie Baker, ECAC Player of the Week (11/19)[12]
  • Alana Blahoski, 1996 Co-ECAC Player of the Year
  • Alana Blahoski, Defense, 1996 All-ECAC Team
  • Jessica Cohen, Bauer Rookie of the Month, of the Month, October 2009[13]
  • Sara DeCosta, 1999 American Women's College Hockey Alliance All-Americans, Second Team[14]
  • Sara DeCosta, ECAC Honorable Mention All-Star
  • Sara DeCosta, ECAC Rookie of the Week (2/18, 3/11)
  • Sara DeCosta, Women's Ice Hockey Letterwinner, 2000[15]
  • Cammi Granato, ECAC All-Star 1990
  • Cammi Granato, ECAC All-Star 1991
  • Cammi Granato, ECAC All-Star 1992
  • Cammi Granato, ECAC All-Star 1993
  • Cammi Granato, Eastern College Athletic Conference Player of the Year in 1991[16]
  • Cammi Granato, Eastern College Athletic Conference Player of the Year in 1992[17]
  • Cammi Granato, Eastern College Athletic Conference Player of the Year in 1993[18]
  • Kelli Halcisak, Defense, 2001-02 New England Hockey Writers Women's Division I All-Star Team[19]
  • Catherine Hanson, ECAC Honorable Mention All-Star
  • Sheila Killion, Forward, 1996 ECAC All-Tournament Team[20]
  • Genevieve Lacasse, Hockey East Rookie of the Year, 2009[21]
  • Genevieve Lacasse, Bauer Goaltender of the Month, December 2009
  • Katie Lachapelle, ECAC Honorable Mention All-Star
  • Karen McCabe, 1996 ECAC Honor Roll
  • Jean O’Neill, WHEA Player of the Month, January 2010
  • Mari Pehkonen, HOCKEY EAST All-Tournament team, 2007[22]
  • Meghan Smith, Goaltender, ECAC All-Tournament Team
  • Karen Thatcher, 2004 HOCKEY EAST Sportsmanship Award [23]
  • Karen Thatcher, HOCKEY EAST Player of the Week Honors two times (11/8/04), and (1/31/05)
  • Laura Veharanta, Hockey East All-Rookie Team, 2009* Sonny Watrous, Hockey East All-Rookie Team, 2004
  • Sonny Watrous, Hockey East Rookie of the Year, 2004[24]
  • Sonny Watrous, 2004 HOCKEY EAST All-Tournament Team
  • Sonny Watrous, Named HOCKEY EAST Player of the Week (1/19/04)
  • Sonny Watrous, Three time HOCKEY EAST Rookie of the Week (2/2/04, 3/15/04, 3/22/04)
  • Sonny Watrous, HOCKEY EAST Rookie of the Month (3/2/04)
  • Sonny Watrous, HOCKEY EAST Player of the Week Honors twice (10/25/04, 1/10/05)
  • Sonny Watrous, 2005 HOCKEY EAST All-Tournament Team
  • Alison Wheeler, ECAC Honorable Mention All-Star
  • Alison Wheeler, 1996 ECAC Honor Roll [25]
  • Alison Wheeler, Women's Ice Hockey Letterwinner, 1997

References[]

  1. http://www.uscho.com/w/providence-friars/womens-college-hockey/team,pc.html
  2. Ivy Women’s Hockey. Ivy Women in Sports: profiles of women from the Ivy League’s history (February 22, 2007). Retrieved on 16 April 2010.
  3. http://www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=17300&ATCLID=1057461
  4. http://www.friars.com/sports/w-hockey/recaps/120509aaa.html
  5. http://www.friars.com/sports/w-hockey/recaps/010910aaa.html
  6. FRIARS.COM - Official Athletic Site Official Athletic Site - Women's Ice Hockey
  7. HockeyEastOnline.com - Hockey East Game Recaps
  8. http://www.uscho.com/stats/teamYxY.php/providence-friars/womens-college-hockey/team,pc/gender,w.html
  9. http://www.friars.com/sports/w-hockey/spec-rel/111208aaa.html
  10. http://www.friars.com/sports/w-hockey/spec-rel/081208aaa.html
  11. http://www.friars.com/sports/w-hockey/spec-rel/081208aaa.html
  12. http://www.friars.com/sports/w-hockey/archive/prov-w-hockey-awards.html
  13. http://www.hockeyeastonline.com/women/media/monthly.php
  14. http://www.ahcahockey.com/news/women4799.html
  15. http://www.friars.com/sports/w-hockey/archive/prov-w-hockey-letterwinner.html
  16. http://www.realwomeninsports.com/granato.php
  17. http://www.realwomeninsports.com/granato.php
  18. http://www.realwomeninsports.com/granato.php
  19. http://www.ivyleaguesports.com/article.asp?intID=1583
  20. http://www.whockey.com/univ/ecac/1996/usatoday_shcf.html
  21. http://www.friars.com/sports/w-hockey/spec-rel/030609aaa.html
  22. http://www.friars.com/sports/w-hockey/mtt/pehkonen_mari00.html
  23. http://www.friars.com/sports/w-hockey/mtt/thatcher_karen00.html
  24. http://www.friars.com/sports/w-hockey/mtt/watrous_sonny00.html
  25. http://www.whockey.com/univ/ecac/1996/usatoday_shcf.html
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