January 7, 2024

PREVIEW | Red Leafs wrap up weekend with rematch against #9 Providence Friars

PROVIDENCE, RI – The Simon Fraser University Red Leafs wrap up their east coast road trip with a rematch 8 years in the making against the #9 ranked Providence College Friars.

“We were there a bunch of years ago and took a walloping,” said Head Coach Mark Coletta, “it’s a great hockey school.”

The Friars are coming off a 3-0 win against local rival Brown University for the Mayor’s Cup. In NCAA league play, the Friars come in to 2024 after a November and December that saw the team go 4-2-3, and 3-2-2 against Hockey East competition.

Sunday’s game in Providence is the last currently scheduled game for the non-conference team until February when the Red Leafs head to Minot, North Dakota to take on the ACHA D1 Minot State University Beavers.

“For our seniors, these games are something they’ll never forget,” continued Coletta, “it might be a tough three-in-three…but these are college athletes; you don’t turn down games like this, and that’s the attitude we need.”

Providence’s list of notable alumni, while smaller than the likes of Boston University and Boston College, still include big names like Brandon Tanev, Fernando Pisani, Tom Fitzgerald, Hal Gill, Lou Lamoriello, and Brian Burke.

Puck drop is scheduled for 12:00pm PST; the game will be streamed live on ESPN+ and through Hockey East via Stretch Internet. For live updates, follow us on Twitter / X.

Back in BC, the BCIHL team wraps up Tom Harris Showcase play against the Concordia University of Edmonton Thunder.


12.30.23 | 3-0 W at Brown

12.09.23 | 4-5 L at #2 Boston College

11.26.23 | 2-1 W at #13 Arizona State

11.24.23 | 3-4 OTL at #13 Arizona State

11.18.23 | 1-2 OTL at #15 UMass

SFU Red Leafs Non-Conference Squad vs. Providence College Friars (NCAA D1)

WHERE | Schneider Arena; 512 Admiral St., Providence, RI

WHEN | 12:00pm PST / 3:00pm EST

WATCH | ESPN+, Hockey East via Stretch Internet

LIVE UPDATES | @SFUHockey on Twitter / X


01.06.24 | 4-1 W vs. VIU

01.05.24 | 4-3 W vs. UVic

11.25.23 | 2-5 L vs. SAIT

11.24.23 | 5-6 L at SAIT

11.18.23 | 6-2 W at Portage

SFU Red Leafs BCIHL Squad vs. Concordia University of Edmonton Thunder (ACAC)

WHERE | Nanaimo Ice Centre; 750 Third St., Nanaimo, BC

WHEN | 4:15pm PST

WATCH | YouTube