Shane Luke scored the game-winning goal and added two assists for the Friars.
The series opens at 7:05 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 20 at Schneider Arena
Kevin Rooney scored two goals to lead the Friar offense.
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.
2013-14: Returned from a preseason injury for the Miami series and notched an assist in his first game back (10/25) ... Scored a goal in Providence's 3-0 win at Vermont (11/16) ... Scored a shorthanded, game-winning goal in the 4-1 win at Army (12/20), marking his first GWG as a Friar ... Tallied his third goal of the season in the Hockey East Championship semifinal (3/21), marking his second consecutive season scoring a goal in the HEA semifinal game ...Attended the New York Rangers' 2014 NHL Development Camp.
2012-13: Played in 29 games and scored a goal and added three assists for four points ... Made his debut against Sacred Heart (10/12) ... Posted his first career point with an assist in Providence's 7-0 Mayor's Cup win at Brown (11/24) ... Also had assists against Northeastern (2/23) and fourth-ranked BC (3/2) ... Scored his first career goal against fifth-ranked UML (3/22) in the Hockey East Semifinals at the TD Garden.
BEFORE PROVIDENCE: Played hockey and baseball at Berkshire School during the last two seasons and was captain of both teams as a senior ... Totaled 27 goals, 31 assists and 58 points in two years at Berkshire ... Was a High Honor student in both years ... Earned MVP honors of the Large School Playoffs ... Also played at Canton High School, where he led his team to the state title as a junior ... Amassed 55 points (35 g, 20 a) in his junior year at Canton.
PERSONAL: Kevin J. Rooney ... Born May 21, 1993 ... Son of Dave and Dawn Rooney ... Has an older brother, Bryan ... His cousin, Chris, will be a senior on the Friar hockey team ... His uncle, Steve, played at Providence and scored the game-winning goal in the 1985 Hockey East Championship game ... Steve also played in the NHL and was a member of the 1986 Montreal Canadiens team that captured the Stanley Cup ... Finance major.
Goals: 1 (3 times - last at Army 12/20/13)
Assists: 1 (7 times - last at CC 1/18/13)
Points: 1 (10 times - last at CC 1/18/13)
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