Mark Divver, Providence Journal

Mark Divver

Providence Journal

Providence, RI, United States

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Past articles by Mark:

PC vs. Minnesota Duluth: Coaches see Frozen Four game as an even matchup

BUFFALO — Buckle up. When Providence College and Minnesota Duluth collide in the first national semifinal game at the Frozen Four, it projects to → Read More

Goals will be hard to come by in opener

PROVIDENCE — Expect goals to be hard to come by when two of the top defensive teams in the country collide in the NCAA East Regional on Saturday afternoon at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center.Top-seed Minnesota State is third in the nation in fewest goals allowed, while fourth-seed Providence College is tied for sixth. The Mavericks’ goalie, freshman Dryden McKay, has a goals-against average of 1.65 and… → Read More

Providence looking to solve Woll, BC

PROVIDENCE — Providence College can wrap up second place in Hockey East with a win over visiting Boston College on Thursday night in the final game of the regular season.The Eagles are in seventh place in the league and have an uncharacteristically poor overall record of 11-19-3, but the Friars can’t afford to take them lightly. BC beat PC twice — 4-2 and 4-1 — eight days apart in January at… → Read More

Mark Divver: Rhode Island gets the Hockey Hall of Fame it deserves

PROVIDENCE — Rhode Island has always punched above its weight when it comes to hockey. Natives of our tiny state, as well as men and women who were born elsewhere but played or coached here, have made their mark at all levels of the game, on and off the ice. That continues today with Providence’s Lou Lamoriello as general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Warwick’s John Hynes coaching the New… → Read More

It's official — Jay Leach named P-Bruins head coach

Jay Leach is the new head coach of the Providence Bruins. The Providence Journal reported the expected hiring last week. On Monday, it became official, as → Read More

Mark Divver: P-Bruins' Zane McIntyre gets 'comfortable with being uncomfortable'

PROVIDENCE -- Tim Thomas and Tuukka Rask didn’t do it during their time in Providence. Neither did John Grahame, the only goalie to ever lead the P- → Read More

Harvard 3, Air Force 2: Crimson move on to Frozen Four for first time since 1994

PROVIDENCE – Harvard is back in the Frozen Four for the time since 1994. The top-seeded Crimson beat third-seed Air Force, 3-2, to win the NCAA East Regional on Saturday night at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center and earn a trip to the national championship in Chicago in two weeks. Goalie Merrick Madsen of Harvard was named Most Outstanding Player of the East Regional. Entering the third period with a… → Read More

Mark Divver: A woman refereeing men's D-I hockey, Katie Guay fits right in

Considering her glass-ceiling-shattering accomplishment, it looks to me as if Katie Guay isn’t getting nearly the attention or the credit that she → Read More

Mark Divver: Wayne Simpson's been a very pleasant surprise for Providence Bruins

There’s no question in Kevin Dean’s mind who has been the most pleasant surprise for the Providence Bruins through the first quarter of the → Read More

Cassidy, Pandolfo join Boston Bruins coaching staff

Bruce Cassidy and Jay Pandolfo are getting promotions. The head coach of the Providence Bruins for the last five seasons, Cassidy will join Claude Julien’s staff with the Boston Bruins as an assistant coach overseeing the team’s defensemen. He replaces Doug Houda, whose contract was not renewed after a decade with Boston. “I’m looking forward to it. I think it’s time. It’s been eight years in… → Read More

New hockey team, new complex coming to Attleboro

ATTLEBORO — From the ground up. That’s how coach and general manager Bryan Erikson is building the Northeast Generals, a brand-new North → Read More

Good, bad and ugly from Providence Bruins weekend

After a sluggish 3-2 home loss to Portland on Friday night, the Providence Bruins rebounded with a dominating 6-1 win the next night on the road against → Read More

Good, bad and ugly from Providence Bruins weekend

The Providence Bruins held their ground over the weekend, earning three of six points. They lost in Portland, then split a pair at home with Hershey, the → Read More

P-Bruins Journal: DeFazio puts Vatrano stick to good use

PROVIDENCE – As Frank Vatrano’s right winger for much of the season, Brandon DeFazio had a hand in the rookie’s magical 33-goals-in-33- → Read More

Good, bad and ugly from Providence Bruins weekend

Three weeks from the end of the regular season, the Providence Bruins continue to win more than they lose. They took two of three last week, with → Read More

NCAA Hockey: Coach Leaman has PC primed for run at 2nd straight title

It’s full-speed, full-contact, all season long. And the Friars buy in to what their coach preaches. → Read More

PC's Walman to undergo season-ending surgery

If Providence College is to repeat as NCAA champions, they'll have to do it without star defenseman Jake Walman. Friar coach Nate Leaman announced on → Read More

Bruins' Acciari did it the hard way — he earned it

BOSTON — At around 7 o’clock on Monday night, Noel Acciari received the phone call every player dreams about. It was Boston Bruins → Read More

Divver: R.I.'s top high school scorer wears NHL legacy on his back

WEST WARWICK — Johnny Ferguson didn't have to think twice. When the East Greenwich High School hockey team was picking jersey numbers before the → Read More

PC 3, Notre Dame 1: Ellis stands tall as Friars sweep Irish

PROVIDENCE — Nick Ellis bent but didn’t break. Providence College's junior netminder let in a soft goal in the second period, but more → Read More