The Friars will make their fourth semifinal appearance in five seasons under Nate Leaman.
Freshman Hayden Hawkey Earned His First Career Shutout on Friday Night.
Senior forward Nick Saracino tallied his 100th career point on Thursday for the Friars.
Mingoia records three assists; Six Friars find the back of the net on Saturday.
The Friars will face Denver tomorrow at 5:00 p.m. in the NCAA East Regional Final (ESPNU).
2015-16: Appeared in 37 games … recorded a career high eight points (0-8-8) and matched a career high +13 rating … notched his second career two-assist game against UConn (Feb. 12) … added assists on three game-winning goals this season: Bryan Lemos’ goal vs. Brown (Dec. 10), Brian Pinho’s goal against UConn (Feb. 12), and Garrett Gamez’s goal vs. Merrimack in the Hockey East Quarterfinals (March 12) … tied for third on the team with 41 blocked shots … recorded a season high +3 rating in a 4-3 win over Yale (Nov. 28).
2014-15: Played in 39 games, scoring a goals and adding a career-high nine assists for a career-best 10 points ... Tied for sixth on the team with a +13 plus-minus rating ... Tied for the team lead with 55 blocked shots ... Made his season debut at third-ranked North Dakota (Oct. 24-25) ... Notched an assist in each win over Colorado College as the Friars swept the Tigers (Jan. 3-4) ... His assist in game one of the CC series was on Mark Jankowski's overtime, game-winning goal scored with 32 seconds to play ... Notched his first career goal in Providence's 3-2 loss at Boston College (Jan. 30) ... Tallied an assist in Providence's 7-5 win over Miami in the NCAA East Regional Semifinal (March 28).
2013-14: Registered his first career point with an assist at Boston University (12/1) ... Also had assists against Air Force (12/30) and at Colorado College (1/18) ... Registered a career-high two assists at Maine (2/28) ... Collected his first post-season point with an assist on the game-winning goal in Providence's 3-1 win over Maine (3/14) ... Led the team in blocked shots with 60.
BEFORE PROVIDENCE: Played for the Dubuque Fighting Saints of the USHL ... Helped Dubuque to a first-place finish in the East Division in 2012-13 ... Posted two goals and six assists in 57 regular-season games ... Had a +23 plus-minus rating on the year and had 105 penalty minutes ... Helped Dubuque Sweep the Fargo Force to win the Clark Cup as USHL Champions ... Chipped in with a goal and an assist in 11 playoff games ... Played in 55 games for the Fighting Saints in 2011-12 ... Recorded seven assists and a +8 plus-minus rating in 2011-12 ... Made his debut for Dubuque in 2010-11, playing in four games.
PERSONAL: Kyle P. McKenzie ... Born January 19, 1993 ... Son of James and Robin Jill McKenzie ... Has two older sisters, Carah and Maggie, and a younger brother, Michael ... Social Science major.
Goals: 1 (1/30/15 at BC)
Assists: 2 (2 times - 2/12/16 vs. UConn)
Points: 2 (2 times - 2/12/16 vs. UConn)
Point Streak: 2 games* (2/6/16-2-12-16); 0-3-3
Goal Streak: n/a
* Two times, most recent occurance listed
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