Category Archives: PC Men’s Hockey

Lucky Number 7: Support for Drew Brown

If you aren’t already familiar with the story of Drew Brown you can read about his battle with bone cancer here. The cliff notes version is Drew is a Providence College men’s ice hockey player who was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma, a rare bone cancer, during Providence’s run in the Hockey East playoffs last season. Brown spent much of the last year in chemotherapy and had a surgery to insert a metal rod into his leg.

On Saturday, February 7th the men’s hockey team and the Student Athletic Advisory Council (S.A.A.C.) are hosting Drew Brown Night. Brown was recently declared cancer-free so Drew Brown Night will be a chance to celebrate that while also raising money for the Brown family to help offset some of their medical bills. Coast to Coast Promotions will donate 100% of the revenue generated by t-shirts they are selling to the Brown family. You can purchase those t-shirts here.

Read more about Drew Brown Night here.

Providence Hockey Raising Money for Teammate Battling Cancer

Many in the Friar community are probably already familiar with the story of Drew Brown, the Providence College hockey player who is fighting a battle against cancer. The short version is the Ewings Sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer, was discovered in Drew’s leg while he was being evaluated and treated for an injury he suffered during the Hockey East Semifinals on March 21, 2014.

He recently had the tumor removed but continues to undergo chemotherapy and rehab and his teammates are coming together to raise money for the family to help offset medical expenses. Providence’s hockey team has put together a page and is calling their November campaign Beards for Brownie. They have raised over $1,300 as of this posting towards their goal of $10,000.

Please spread the word and give if you can. Every bit helps. Friartown is a family.

PC Men’s Ice Hockey 2014-15 Schedule Released

Nate Leaman’s squad had a great season last year that resulted in them being a game away from the Frozen Four. There have been some changes this offseason on the coaching staff but Jon Gillies and Mark Jankowski are both back at PC.

Here is the 2014-15 schedule released today:

Date Day Time  Opponent Location
10/10/14 Friday TBA Ohio State Value City Arena
10/11/14 Saturday TBA Ohio State Value City Arena
10/17/14 Friday TBA US Under 18# Schneider Arena
10/24/14 Friday 8:37pm North Dakota Ralph Engelstad Arena
10/25/14 Saturday 8:07pm North Dakota Ralph Engelstad Arena
10/31/14 Friday 7:00pm Boston University* Schneider Arena
11/1/14 Saturday TBA Boston University* Agganis Arena
11/7/14 Friday 7:00pm Merrimack* J. Thom Lawler Arena
11/8/14 Saturday 7:00pm Merrimack* Schneider Arena
11/14/14 Friday 7:00pm Vermont* Schneider Arena
11/15/14 Saturday 7:00pm Vermont* Schneider Arena
11/21/14 Friday TBA New Hampshire* Whittemore Center
11/22/14 Saturday TBA New Hampshire* Whittemore Center
11/25/14 Tuesday 7:00pm Army Schneider Arena
11/29/14 Saturday 7:00pm Boston College* Schneider Arena
12/3/14 Wednesday 4:00pm Northeastern* Matthews Arena
12/6/14 Saturday 7:00pm Northeastern* Schneider Arena
12/9/14 Tuesday 7:00pm Colgate Schneider Arena
Sheraton/TD Bank Catamount Cup
12/28/14 Sunday TBA TBA Gutterson Fieldhouse
12/29/14 Monday TBA TBA Gutterson Fieldhouse
1/3/15 Saturday 7:00pm Colorado College Schneider Arena
1/4/15 Sunday 4:00pm Colorado College Schneider Arena
1/9/15 Friday TBA Brown Meehan Auditorium
1/10/15 Saturday 7:00pm Brown Schneider Arena
1/23/15 Friday TBA Umass-Lowell* Tsongas Center
1/24/15 Saturday 7:00pm Umass-Lowell* Schneider Arena
1/30/15 Friday TBA Boston College* Conte Forum
2/6/15 Friday TBA Connecticut* Mark Edward Freitas Ice Forum
2/7/15 Saturday 7:00pm Connecticut* Schneider Arena
2/13/15 Friday TBA Notre Dame* Compton Family Center
2/14/15 Saturday TBA Notre Dame* Compton Family Center
2/20/15 Friday 7:00pm Massachusetts* Schneider Arena
2/21/15 Saturday TBA Massachusetts* Mullins Center
2/27/15 Friday 7:00pm Maine* Schneider Arena
2/28/15 Saturday 7:00pm Maine* Schneider Arena
# denotes Exhibition
* denotes Hockey East Game

Dropping Mitts Against Cancer: Drew Brown

If you haven’t already heard, Providence College hockey junior forward Drew Brown has been diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma which is a rare bone cancer. It is the same cancer that former Boston College football player Mark Herzlich had at BC. A gofundme has been set up to assist Drew’s family with any medical bills and travel expenses over these next 8 to 13 months as Drew gets treatment towards beating this cancer. In the 15 hours since this site has been active, 20 people have donated $1,400 towards their goal of $18,000. Please take a moment to visit the site and donate if you can:

PC Hockey To Play For A Spot In The Frozen Four at 3pm Today

Nate Leaman will take on his former employer in Union College for a chance to get to the Frozen Four in Philadelphia. Some would argue the team that has had all this success at Union is because Nate Leaman built this Union team but I’m sure you won’t hear that from him. He respects the current coach and program too much to think selfishly. But the reality is that most of the players are there because of Leaman and the commitment to the program and facility upgrades are because of Leaman. He has brought the same thing to Providence. PC was in their first NCAA Tournament since 2001 and hadn’t won an NCAA Tournament game since 1991. The last time the hockey Friars made an appearance in the Frozen Four was 1985.

The bottom line is that Friartown is a great place to be these days. Lets hope Coach Leaman and the hockey Friars can keep the dream alive.

Be sure to tune in to the Friars battle against Union at 3pm on ESPN2.