Providence’s blueliners account for both goals.
Friars and RedHawks battle in rematch from last March's NCAA East semifinal.
The Friars usher in the 2015-16 campaign on Saturday night beginning at 7 p.m.
Providence opens exhibition play on Saturday against Simon Fraser.
Saracino and Jankowski will serve as alternate captains in 2015-16.
Men's Ice Hockey defeats Nebraska-Omaha, 4-1 in Boston, Massachusetts; Credit: USA Today (USATSI)
2014-15 Honors and Awards
• Hockey East Weekly Honor Roll (2/16)
2014-15: Played in all 41 games, notching career-high totals in goals (7), assists (8) and points (15) ... One of six Friars with a shorthanded goal ... Notched his first goal of the season at third-ranked North Dakota (Oct. 24) ... Scored the third goal in Providence's 3-0 win over UVM (Nov. 14), marking his first career goal at Schneider Arena ... Had a career-high two assists in Providence's 5-4 overtime win over Colorado College (Jan. 3) ... Added an assist the following day as PC downed CC 5-3 (Jan. 4) ... Notched a goal and an assist in Providence's 7-3 win at UMass Lowell (Jan. 23), tying a career high with two points ... His tally against the River Hawks was a shorthanded, empty net goal to cap off the scoring ... Had an assist in Providence's 2-2 tie at UConn (Feb. 4) ... Scored a goal in the Friars' 10-1 win over UConn (Feb. 7) ... Notched a career-high two goals in Providence's 3-2 win at Notre Dame (Feb. 14), including the game-winning goal ... Had an assist in Providence's 5-2 win over Maine (Feb. 27) ... Skated in his 100th-career game as a Friar in game one of the Hockey East Quarterfinal series with UNH (March 13), becoming the 153rd Friar to reach 100 GP ... Scored an empty net goal against Denver in Providence's 4-1 win in the NCAA East Regional Final ... Won an offensive zone faceoff back to Brandon Tanev, who then scored the NCAA Championship game-winning goal in Providence's 4-3 victory over Boston University (April 11) as the Friars claimed their first NCAA title ... Named the team's Unsung Hero award winner at the season-ending banquet.
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: 2 (2/14/15 at UND)
Assists: 2 (1/3/15 vs. Colorado College)
Points: 2 (3 times - 2/14/15 at UND)
Point Streak: 3 games (3/29/15 - 4/11/15); 1-2-3
Goal Streak: n/a
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