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Gillies named Hockey East Co-Defensive Player of the Week

by Torie Peterson / Calgary Flames

CALGARY, AB -- Calgary Flames prospect Jon Gillies has been named one of Hockey East's Co-Defensive Players of the Week.

The 19-year-old sophomore backedstopped Providence College to two wins over Minnesota State this weekend, stopping 63 of 64 shots. He recorded his first shutout of the season on Saturday, making 38 saves in the 3-0 Friars victory. It was his sixth shutout in Providence College silks, which now places him in second on the Friars career shutouts list. He is one behind all-time leader Tyler Sims.

Gillies, the Flames third round pick in 2012, has a 0.50 goals-against-average and a .984 save percentage.

This is Gillies' fifth Co-Defensive Player of the Week award and, combined with his five Rookie of the Week honors, his 10th weekly Hockey East award.

The Friars were named Hockey East's Team of the Week. Gillies fellow Flames prospects Mark Jankowski and John Gilmour played big roles in the two wins over Minnesota State as Jankowski scored twice on Friday night and Gilmour, who currently leads the team in scoring, registered three points (two goals, one assist) on Friday night.

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