Former PC Hockey Players Monk, McKenzie Sign With ECHL’s Worcester Railers
Saturday, July 08, 2017
Both Monk and McKenzie were members of the 2015 Providence College squad that won the National Championship over Boston University.
McKenzie and Monk are expected to make their professional debuts next season.
The Railers are expected to announce more player signings upon approval from the ECHL in the upcoming weeks.
Monk, 25, played four seasons with Providence College playing in 107 games and recording 42 points, 100 penalty minutes, and a +36 rating. Last season, Monk recorded career-highs in goals (3), assists (17), and points (20) in just 28 games played. He finished the season with a +12 rating and 53 shots on goal. He ranked second on the team with 34 blocked shots, and recorded six multi-point games, including a career-high three points on a goal and two assists in Game 2 of the Hockey East Opening Round playoffs.
“Josh Monk can defend, move pucks quickly and will jump into the play to join the rush. Josh is a tremendous leader that is not afraid to sacrifice his body. I look forward to his continued development in professional hockey,” said Worcester Railers head coach and general manager Jamie Russell.
Last season with the Friars, McKenzie appeared in 38 games, totaled five assists, led the team with 54 blocked shots, recorded 30 penalty minutes, a +4 rating, and was the 2016-17 recipient of the Ron Wilson Award as Providence’s best defensive player.
“Kyle is a proven winner. He won a championship in juniors in the USHL and he was an NCAA champion at Providence College. Kyle is a terrific defender who has great feet and an extremely high compete level. From day one in the NCAA ranks, he was matched against opponent's top lines,” said Russell.
The Worcester Railers Hockey Club will play their inaugural game at the DCU Center on Oct. 14, 2017 vs. the Manchester Monarchs.
Related Slideshow: RI Teams To Win National Championships
PC Basketball 1960-61 NIT
The Providence College Friars won the National Invitation Tournament(NIT) in 1961, defeating St. Louis 62-59 at Madison Square Garden in New York.
At this time, the NIT was considered to be the National Championship of College Basketball.
The Friars were led by Vinny Ernst and James Hadnot that season.
PC Women's Cross Country
The 1995 Providence Friars won the programs first NCAA title. On the way, PC won their first BIG EAST and ECAC Championships.
Head Coach Ray Treacy was named NCAA Division I Women's National Coach of the Year, BIG EAST Men's and Women's Coach of the Year, Rhode Island Words Unlimited Women's Coach of the Year and NCAA District I Women's Cross Country Coach of the Year.
Brown Women's Crew '99
Brown women's crew won the first NCAA Division I Championship in Brown University History by defeating the University of Virginia by a three-second margin at lake Natoma in California.
Brown also won the Eastern Sprint Championship and the Ivy Championship, setting a new course record in the process.
Photo courtesy of Brownbears.com
Brown Women's Crew 2000
Brown repeated as national Champions in 2000, beating the University of Washington by 3.9 seconds four points.
In addition, Brown's varsity and second varsity won the Eastern Sprint Championship and the IVY league Championship.
Both teams went undefeated on the season.
URI Women's Sailing 2011
The URI Women won the programs first National Championship in small boat sailing in the 79 year history of the program and hoisted the Gerald C. Miller Memorial Trophy at the Sperry Top-Sider/Intercollegiate Sailing Association Women’s National Championship.
The Rams won the title as a club team and were one of two club teams competing for the title. The other club team was Western Washington, who finished 17.
Photo courtesy of uri.edu
PC Hockey 2015
The Providence College Friars won the 2015 NCAA Ice Hockey National Championship, defeating Boston University 4-3 at the TD Garden.
The Championship is the first in the program's history and only the third NCAA National Title in Providence College History.
PC goatender Jon Gillies was named Most Outstanding Player.
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