Providence College holds a rally Tuesday celebrating the Friar’s first NCAA men’s hockey championship. The team’s captain and head coach addressed fans at 4 PM.
President Brian Shanley said students can celebrate in a way they weren’t able to after the Friars’ win in Boston.
“Some of us were in Boston last Saturday night as I was, some were back here, people were scattered. This gives us a chance as a community to come together,” said Shanley.
College officials expect fans to pack Schneider Arena, with a capacity of about 3,000, for the event.
The celebratory event is shadowed by a rowdy celebration with dozens of students spilling into the streets the night of the victory. Providence College is working with the Providence Police Department to find the person who threw a glass vodka bottle at a police officer.
President Brian Shanley said the college is conducting their own investigation to identify students who may have been involved.
Shanley says the incident not only gave a police officer a concussion, but drew attention away from the hockey team’s historic victory.
“I feel bad for them because this should be their moment in the sun and hopefully what we are going to do this afternoon in Schneider Arena will celebrate their achievement in the right way,” said Shanley.
If a PC student is found guilty, they will face university sanctions like suspension or expulsion.
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