Senior co-captain Ross Mauermann, Head Coach Nate Leaman and Athletic Director Bob Driscoll threw out ceremonial first pitches.
Head Coach Nate Leaman led the men's hockey team to the program's first ever NCAA Championship.
The National Champions will throw out first pitches on Friday and Saturday.
The Friars conclude the year in the No. 1 spot after winning the national title on Saturday, April 11.
Tanev was named Warrior Hockey Player of the Week and Gillies was named HEA Defensive Player of the Week.
2014-15 Honors and Awards:
• NCAA Frozen Four All-Tournament Team (4/11)
• #36 - The Hockey News 50 Players To Watch (10/3)
2014-15: Played in 40 games, totalling three goals and 12 assists for 15 points ... His 12 assists and 15 points were career-high totals ... Had a goal and two assists in NCAA play and was named to the Frozen Four All-Tournament Team ... His +6 plus-minus in NCAA play was the top mark in the team ... Posted an assist in each game of the season-opening series at Ohio State (Oct. 10-11) ... Added an assist in Providence’s 2-2 tie at third-ranked North Dakota (Oct. 25) ... Added an assist in Providence’s 2-1 win at No. 6/6 Boston University (Nov. 1) ... Had an assist in PC’s 3-0 win over Vermont (Dec. 29) to help the Friars clinch the 2014 Catamount Cup title ... Scored his first goal of the season when he opened the scoring in PC’s 5-4 overtime win versus Colorado College (Jan. 3) ... Had an assist on Shane Luke’s overtime game-winning goal at Brown (Jan. 9) ... Added an assist in Providence’s 2-1 loss at UNH (Jan. 13) ... Scored his first power-play goal of the season in Providence’s 4-1 win over UMass Lowell (Jan. 24) ...Tied a career-high mark with a pair of assists in Providence’s 3-2 loss at Boston College (Jan. 30) ... Had an assist in Providence’s overtime 2-1 loss against UNH in game one of the Hockey East Quarterfinals (Mar. 13) ... Recorded an assist in Providence’s 7-5 win over Miami in the NCAA East Regional Semifinal (March 28) ... Tallied an assist in Providence’s 4-1 win over Omaha in the Frozen Four Semifinal (April 9) ... Scored the opening goal in Providence’s 4-3 NCAA Championship-winning game against Boston University (April 11).
2013-14 Honors and Awards:
• 2x HEA Weekly Top Performer (11/11, 12/9)
• HEA Rookie of the Month (March)
2013-14: Registered his first goal in his first collegiate game, a 3-0 win over No. 11 Minnesota State (10/12) ... Had a season-high two points twice, scoring a goal and an assist against AIC (10/19) and posting two assists against Merrimack (11/9) ... Notched three power-play goals on the season ... Finished tied for the fourth highest plus-minus on the team (+12) ... Had the game-winning goal at Maine (3/1) .... Tallied his first career post-season goal in the Friars' 4-0 NCAA First Round win over Quinnipiac (3/28) ... Attended Buffalo's 2014 NHL Development Camp ... Also took part in Team USA's National Junior Evaluation Camp in Lake Placid, N.Y.
BEFORE PROVIDENCE: Drafted in the fifth round (143rd overall) by the Buffalo Sabres in the 2013 NHL Draft ... Attended Buffalo's 2013 Development Camp ... Attended South Kent for his sophomore, junior and senior seasons ... Played for South Kent's Select Academy U-18 team (U.S. Elite Hockey League) ... Served as a team captain in 2012-13 and scored 21 goals and added 32 assists for 53 points in 62 games ... Helped the Selects to the championship game of the 2013 US Elite Hockey League championship weekend against the Boston Jr. Bruins ... Ranked 75th among North American skaters in the final set of rankings from the NHL Central Scouting Service (April 24, 2013) ... Selected for the U.S. Under-17 Team that took part in the Vlad Dzurilla U-18 Tournament in Piestany, Slovakia on Feb. 7-13, 2012 ... In three games at the Vlad Dzurilla tournament, had two assists as the U.S. finished first ... In 36 games for South Kent as a junior, scored five goals and added 14 assists for 19 points ... In 24 games for South Kent as a sophomore, scored five goals and had 10 assists for 15 points ... Played his freshman season for Xaverian Brothers High School (Westwood, Mass.) and helped the Hawks to an appearance in the Super 8 tournament.
PERSONAL: Anthony J. Florentino ... Born January 30, 1995 ... Son of Jim and Beth Florentino ... Has an older sister, Lea, three older brothers, James, Rob and Gerard, and a nephew, Dillon ... James played hockey at Stonehill College, while Rob played at UMass Boston before joining the ECHL (currently playing for the Evansville Icemen) ... Gerard played baseball at UMass Boston ... Has not declared a major.
Goals: 1 (8 times - 4/11/15 vs. BU - NCAA Championship game)
Assists: 2 (2 times - 1/30/15 at BC)
Points: 2 (3 times - 1/30/15 at BC)
Point Streak: 3 games (11/2/13 - 11/9/13); 0-4-4
Goal Streak: 2 games (10/12/13 - 10/19/13); 2-1-3
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