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Northeastern at Providence Pregame Notes and Line Charts

Jon Gillies starts in net for Providence after missing four games at the World Junior Championship.

Northeastern goaltender Clay Witt
Northeastern goaltender Clay Witt
Northeastern Athletics

Providence, RI -- The Huskies and the Friars will meet for a second time in just over a month tonight at Schneider Arena on the campus of Providence College. Northeastern jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first meeting of the season between the two teams on Dec. 6 at Matthews Arena, but Providence roared back with three consecutive goals in the third period.

Jon Gillies will get his first start in net for the Friars since that game after missing four contests while at the World Junior Championship in Sweden. The Calgary Flames prospect was the starting goaltender for the United States team that lost to Russia in the quarterfinal.

Providence tied Merrimack, 1-1, in the first of two games at Fenway Park on Saturday. Nate Leaman's team had lost to Air Force, 3-2, in the Ledyard Bank Classic championship game.

Clay Witt gets the nod for the Huskies after Jim Madigan gave Derick Roy an opportunity to start in the Ledyard Bank Classic consolation game. Northeastern gave up 13 goals in the tournament, including eight in a wild 8-8 consolation game tie. Witt was the goaltender of record the previous night in a loss to Air Force, the eventual tournament champion.


Left Wing Center Right Wing
Kevin Roy
John Stevens Braden Pimm
Zach Aston-Reese Mike Szmatula
Torin Snydeman
Mike McMurtry
Dalen Hedges
Cody Ferriero
Adam Reid
Tanner Pond Ryan Belonger

Left Defense Right Defense
Mike Gunn Josh Manson
Dax Lauwers Matt Benning
Dustin Darou Colton Saucerman

Clay Witt
Derick Roy
Bryan Mountain


Left Wing Center Right Wing
Stefan Demopoulos
Ross Mauermann Shane Luke
Conor MacPhee
Mark Jankowski Trevor Mingoia
Steven McParland Noel Acciari Nick Saracino
Brandon Tanev Kevin Rooney Derek Army

Left Defense Right Defense
Kyle McKenzie Steven Shamanski
Tom Parisi Kevin Hart
John Gilmour Anthony Florentino

Jon Gillies
Nick Ellis
Brendan Leahy

Jeff Cox covers college, junior and high school hockey, NCAA recruiting, NHL Draft prospects and the AHL for SBNation. Follow him on twitter @JeffCoxSBNation.