The Friars and River Hawks are battling for first place in the Hockey East Standings
2011-12: Sat out his freshman season. BEFORE PROVIDENCE: Played hockey at Kent School (Conn.) for two years (2009-11) ... Led the team with 53 points on 31 goals and 22 assists in 2010-11 as team captain ... Earned team MVP honors in 2011 and was named to the All-Star Team ... Named MVP of the Avon Old Farms Christmas Tournament for two consecutive seasons ... Prior to Kent School, he attended Bishop Hendricken where he was an All-State selection and team captain in 2009 ... Helped Bishop Hendricken to the 2007 state title ... Also earned two letters in baseball. PERSONAL: Noel A. Acciari ... Born December 1, 1991 ... Son of Michael and Edna Acciari ... Has one older brother, Michael, and one younger brother, Ashton ... His cousin, Dennis Sousa, played hockey at Providence College and graduated in 1995 ... Has not declared a major.