Both games of the series will be televised nationally on the NBC Sports Network.
Nick Saracino notched his first career hat trick and the Friars hosted Drew Brown Night at Schneider Arena.
Tim Schaller '13 became the 25th Friar to score an NHL goal.
The Friars have won five games in a row and nine of their last 10.
Colin McDonald '07 enters his third season with the Islanders.
2013-14 Honors and Awards
3x HEA Weekly Top Performer (12/2, 12/30, 3/3)
Ledyard Classic All-Tournament Team (12/31)
2013-14:Played in all 149 games of his Friar career, setting the PC record for consecutive games played, surpassing Tony Zancanaro `06 (146) ... Scored the GWG against Brown in the 28th Annual Mayor's Cup game (11/30) ... Scored a season-high two goals in a 3-2 win at Dartmouth (12/29) ... Registered a season-high three points on three assists in a 4-2 win at Maine (2/28) ... His three assists were a single-game, career-high total ... Notched two power-play goals on the season ... Collected back-to-back GWGs against Maine to help the Friars sweep the HE Quarterfinal series.
2012-13 Honors and Awards
HEA Player of the Week (11/19)
HEA Weekly Top Performer (1/14, 1/21, 2/4)
2012-13: Played in all 38 games for the Friars, scoring a team-high 13 goals and adding 10 assists for 23 points ... His 23 points tied for the second most on the team, while his 13 goals were a single-season career-high mark ... Had two power-play tallies and a game winner ... Notched his first career hat trick in Providence's 6-2 win over Northeastern (11/16) ... Totaled five multi-point games on the season, including two-goal showings versus UMass (1/11) and at UNH (1/19) ... The Friars were 5-1-3 on the year when Army scored a goal and 11-1-5 when he notched at least one point ... Played in his 100th career game against Merrimack (2/17), joining his father, Tim Army, as the second father-son duo to each play at least 100-career games for the Friars (joining Randy and Alex Velischek) ... Tied his single game career-high mark with two assists against Brown (11/24) to help the Friars capture the 2012-13 Mayor's Cup ... Finished the year with a +10 plus-minus rating, which was tied for the third-highest rating on the team.
2011-12: Played in all 38 games as a sophomore and finished third on the team with career-highs in goals (11), assists (11) and points (22) ... Scored a career-high two goals in a win over UMass (10/15) ... Notched an assist at Maine (10/29) ... Scored on the power play in a win over Vermont (11/4) ... Notched the game winner versus Alabama-Huntville (11/12) ... Scored one goal against Miami (11/25) ... Notched an assist in a 2-1 overtime win over No. 1 Merrimack (12/2) ... Had a five-game point streak (11/25 - 12/6) ... Totaled a career-high three points (2 g, 1 a) in a win at Vermont (1/15) ... Had a career-high two assists in a win at UMass (2/11) ... Scored twice in a win versus No. 7 UMass Lowell in game one of the Hockey East Quarterfinals (3/8) ... Recorded one goal and one assist versus No. 1 Boston College in the Hockey East Semifinals.
2010-11: Played in all 34 games and led all freshmen with 13 points on six goals and seven assists ... The 13 points was the sixth highest total on the team ... Posted an assist in his first-career game versus Northeastern (10/8) ... Scored his first-career goal at No. 7 Minnesota-Duluth (10/15) ... Also scored in a 3-3 overtime tie versus Vermont (11/6) ... Recorded a power-play goal in a 4-4 overtime tie at Brown (12/7) ... Tallied one goal and one assist in a win over Quinnipiac (12/11) ... Scored one goal versus No. 8 UNH (1/28) ... Notched one goal in a 3-3 overtime tie at UMass (2/12).
BEFORE PROVIDENCE: Played for the Gunnery School of the NEPSIHA in 2009-10 ... Led the team with 23 goals and finished with 45 points in 2009-10 ... Guided the Gunnery to the NEPSAC West League title ... Named to the All-NEPSAC West Rookie Team ... Also played at Moses Brown School where he was a team captain in 2008-09 and earned Rhode Island All-State First Team honors ... Recorded 70 goals and 66 assists in three seasons at Moses Brown ... Also excelled in soccer and baseball at Moses Brown ... Has taken part in the USA Hockey National 14, 16 and 17 Festivals.
PERSONAL: Derek T. Army ... Born April 10, 1991 ... Son of Sue and Tim Army ... Has one younger brother, Travis ... His mother, Sue, ran cross country and track at Providence College, while his father, Tim, was a hockey All-American and former head coach at PC ... Tim currently is an assistant coach for the Colorado Avalanche ... His grandfather, Tom, was captain of the 1952-53 hockey team at PC ... Marketing major.
CAREER HIGHS Goals: 3 (vs. NU 11/16/12) Assists: 2 (twice - last vs. Brown 11/24/12) Points: 3 (twice - last vs. NU 11/16/12)
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