The Friars and River Hawks could each win the Hockey East Championship with a victory tonight.
BEFORE PROVIDENCE: Selected by the Calgary Flames (first round - 21st overall) in the 2012 NHL Draft ... Became the third Friar ever to be selected in the first round and the first since 1992 ... Played hockey at Stanstead College Prep in Quebec for the past two seasons ... Became the highest player ever drafted out of Canadian Prep School ... During his senior season, as team captain, he helped his team to a school record 39 wins and recorded 53 goals, 40 assists and 93 points in 57 games ... His 53 goals set the Stanstead record for most goals in a season ... As a junior at Stanstead, scored 31 goals and added 42 assists for 73 points in 63 games ... Earned Rookie of the Year honors in 2011 and also named a Major "S" honoree in 2011 and 2012 and garnered team MVP honors in 2012 ... Named a MPHL League All-Star in 2012 after leading the league in goals and points ... Led his team to the Tilton Tournament Championship (2010), the Northwood Tournament Championship (2011), the Ste. Foy Tournament Championship (2011) and the MacPhereson Tournament Championship (2012) ... Once scored nine points in a game for Stanstead (six goals, three assists) ... Prior to Stanstead, attended St. Mary Catholic Secondary School where he earned varsity letters in hockey and soccer ... Honor Roll student 2009-2011. PERSONAL: Mark L. Jankowski ... Born September 13, 1994 ... Son of Len and Rose Mary Jankowski ... Has a younger brother, David, and two older sisters, Natalie and Nicole ... His father played college hockey at Cornell (1979-82), his grandfather, Lou Jankowski, played in the NHL with the Detroit Red Wings and the Chicago Blackhawks, and his great uncle, Leonard "Red" Kelly, played for the Detroit Red Wings and the Toronto Maple Leafs ... Has not declared a major.