Providence defenseman Walman done for year with season-ending surgery

Providence announced on Wednesday that sophomore defenseman Jake Walman will undergo season-ending surgery due to an injury initially sustained in December.

In 27 games this season, Walman has recorded 13 goals and 15 assists for 28 points. He currently tops all NCAA defensemen in goals (13), points per game (1.04), power-play goals (8) and game-winning goals (4).

The third-ranked Friars host No. 8 Massachusetts-Lowell Friday night in the Hockey East tournament.