The Friars will make their fourth semifinal appearance in five seasons under Nate Leaman.
The Friars lead the best-of-three quarterfinal series, 1-0, after a 3-1 win on Friday night.
The Friars earned their first ever share of the Hockey East regular season title on Saturday Night.
Ellis made 34 saves on Saturday night; Friars move into second place in Hockey East.
Two goals in the final 6:25 of regulation by Tanev and Pinho sent the game to overtime.
2015-2016: Appeared in 36 games on the blue line … totaled career highs in goals (2), assists (11), and points (13) … recorded his first career goal that tied the game in the third period against Yale (Nov. 28) … career high six-game point streak from Feb. 19-March 12 (1-7-8) … boasted multi-point games against Notre Dame (Feb. 19) and UMass (Feb. 27) … added a power play goal against UMass (Feb. 27) … finished the season with a +17 rating and 42 blocked shots.
2014-15: Played in 32 games, including the final 15 games of the season, while registering a season-high six assists ... Recorded his first assist of the season in Providence's 5-1 win at Northeastern (Dec. 3) ... Added an assist in Providence's 4-1 win over UMass (Dec. 28) at the Catamount Cup ... Had an assist in Providence's 2-1 overtime loss at UMass (Feb. 21) ... Notched an assist in Providence's 5-2 win over Maine (Feb. 28) ... Monk was a team-best +6 in the Friars' weekend sweep of Maine (Feb. 27-28) ... Registered an assist in Providence's 4-1 win over Denver (March 29) to advance to the Frozen Four.
2013-14: Registered his first collegiate point with an assist in Providence's 3-2 win over Vermont (11/15) ... Had an assist in Providence's 5-4 win over UMass Lowell (1/24).
BEFORE PROVIDENCE: Played the 2012-13 season with West Kelowna (BCHL) ... Netted nine goals and 37 assists for 46 points ... Finished fourth in scoring among defenseman ... Named a 2012-13 BCHL Second Team All-Star ... In four seasons, played 177 career games, totaling 25 goals and 78 assists for 103 in the BCHL ... Other teams he played for included the Salmon Arm Silverbacks, the Surrey Eagles and the Cowichan Valley Capitals.
PERSONAL: Josh C. Monk ... Born April 5, 1992 ... Son of Steve and Cathie Monk ... Has two younger brothers, Braeden and Matthew ... Management major.
Goals: 1 (2 times - 2/27/16 vs. UMass)
Assists: 2 (2/20/16 vs. Notre Dame)
Points: 2 (2 times - 2/27/16 vs. UMass)
Point Streak: 6 games (2/19/16 - 3/12/16); 1-7-8
Goal Streak: n/a
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