Providence College swept the University of Vermont on the road this past weekend for the first time in school history. Led by sophomore goaltender and Calgary Flames prospect Jon Gillies, the Friars took down the Catamounts by scores of 3-2 on Friday night and 3-0 on Saturday. Saturday marked Gillies’ eighth collegiate shutout, breaking the school record.
Yes, you read that properly. Gillies, a sophomore not even two months into his second season in uniform for the Friars, has already beaten the school’s all-time shutout record. To say that is insane would be like saying that Pavel Datsyuk is “okay” at stick handling.
Let’s take a gander at some of his highlights:
Calgary fans are certainly in for a treat when he makes the jump to the NHL. The Flames are currently one spot out of dead last in the entire Western Conference, and have a current record of 6-11-3.