Both teams have won five games in a row heading into Friday night's showdown.
Saturday night's game will be televised on NESN
The No. 3 Friars will take on the No. 18 Terriers at 7:30 p.m. on Friday night.
The two-game series begina at 5:20 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 25
The Friars will play AIC for the first time since 1989.
2012-13: Played in 14 games for the Friars, recording two goals and five assists for seven points ... With a goal and an assist, led the Friars to a 5-1 win at BC (3/2), snapping an 18-game winless stretch against the Eagles (PC's first win over BC since 2/29/2008) ... His other goal came in a 6-2 win over Northeastern (11/16) ... Had two assists at Brown (11/24) to help the Friars claim the 2012-13 Mayor's Cup ... Signed with the Wheeling Nailers of the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) following the season and played in three games (0-1-1).
2011-12: Played in 28 games as he battled through injuries ... Totaled two goals and eight assists for 10 points ... Recorded one goal and one assist in his season debut at Maine (10/28) ... Assisted on the game winner versus Alabama-Huntsville (11/12) ... Had one assist in four consecutive games (11/11 - 11/25) ... Scored one goal in a win at No. 1 Merrimack (12/3) ... Named to the 2012 Hockey East All-Academic Team.
2010-11: Played in 33 games and recorded a career-high 12 points on three goals and nine assists ... Finished tied for sixth on the team with 12 points ... Notched an assist at UMass Lowell (10/22) ... Assisted on the game winner versus Merrimack (11/5) ... Recorded his first two career goals in a 3-3 tie versus Vermont (11/6) ... Netted the game-tying goal, his first-career short-handed goal, in a 3-3 overtime draw versus No. 9 Maine (12/3) ... Had one assist at No. 3 Boston College (1/7), at No. 14 Maine (1/14), at No. 7 UNH (1/21) and versus No. 8 UNH (1/28). 2009-10: Played in 22 games during his rookie season ... Finished with four assists ... Assisted on the game-tying goal versus Northeastern (11/21) ... Notched an assist to help the Friars to a 3-2 win at Notre Dame (10/15) ... Tallied an assist in games against UMass (10/30) and Maine (12/4).
BEFORE PROVIDENCE: Played three years for the Bridgewater Bandits of the EJHL ... Finished the 2008-09 season with 51 points on 14 goals and 37 assists ... Selected to the All-Star Team in 2008-09 ... Captained the Bandits to the EJHL semifinals in 2009 ... Also was team captain of Canton High School, where he led his team in scoring for two-consecutive seasons ... Earned Patriot Ledger All-Scholastic honors in 2006 ... Named Rookie of the Year in 2003-04.
PERSONAL: Christopher S. Rooney ... Born July 28, 1989 ... Son of Laura and Steve Rooney ... His father, Steve, played at Providence College and scored the game-winning goal in the 1985 Hockey East Championship game against Boston College ... Steve also played in the NHL and was a member of the 1986 Montreal Canadiens team that captured the Stanley Cup ... Has one younger sister, Jacquelyn, and one older brother, Joe, who played hockey at Boston College and graduated in 2007 ... His cousin, Kevin, will be a freshman on the Friar hockey team ... Management major.
CAREER STATS Year gp g a pts pen-pim ppg shg gwg 2012-13 14 2 5 7 4-8 0 0 0
2011-12 28 2 8 10 12-35 0 0 0 2010-11 33 3 9 12 21-42 0 1 0 2009-10 22 0 4 4 5-10 0 0 0 Total 97 7 26 33 42-95 0 1 0
CAREER HIGHS Goals: 2 (vs. UVM 11/6/10) Assists: 2 (vs. Brown 11/24/12) Points: 2 (4 times - last at BC 3/2/13)
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