Congrats to TPH alum and Providence Friars forward Josh Wilkins, who was named Hockey East Rookie of the Week on Jan. 2.
From the Providence website:
“Providence College men’s hockey freshman Josh Wilkins (Raleigh, N.C.) was named Hockey East Rookie of the Week in an announcement made by the league on Monday (Jan. 2).
Wilkins put the Friars up 2-1 on the power play just 1:16 into the third period with the eventual game-winning goal in Providence’s 3-1 win over then No. 2 Denver on Saturday night and recorded a shot on goal in Friday’s 2-2 tie with the Pioneers. He also tallied a season-high eight shots on goal in the win for the Friars on Saturday. This season, Wilkins sits in a third place tie among Hockey East rookies with 15 points (6-9-15) and also ranks third with 53 shots on goal. Wilkins is the first Friar to earn Hockey East Rookie of the Week honors since Brian Pinho on Oct. 14, 2014.
The Friars currently hold a five-game unbeaten streak (3-0-2) and are 2-0-1 against Denver since the two teams met at the 2015 Northeast Regional Final at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence on March 29, 2015.
Wilkins and the Friars are back in action this Saturday (Jan. 7) at Frozen Fenway against No. 8 Boston College. Face-off is scheduled for 5 p.m. between the Friars and Eagles.”