The best-of-three quarterfinal series begins on Friday, March 13 at Schneider Arena.
Nick Saracino notched his first career hat trick and the Friars hosted Drew Brown Night at Schneider Arena.
The Friars and Eagles are separated by two points in the Hockey East standings.
The Friars will play at home on Saturday, Feb. 24 at 7:00 p.m.
The Friars will be playing their third game in five days.
2013-14 Honors and Awards
HEA Rookie of the Week (12/23)
HEA Weekly Top Performer (12/31)
2013-14: Made his Friar debut in the 10-4 win over AIC (10/19) to earn his first career victory (made 20 saves) ... Named Hockey East Rookie of the Week (12/23) after making 19 saves in a 4-1 win at Army (12/20) ... Started four straight games (12/20 - 1/4) ... Made a career-high 30 saves versus Merrimack at Frozen Fenway (Jan. 4) to help the Friars to a 1-1 tie.
BEFORE PROVIDENCE: Played the 2012-13 season for the Des Moines Buccaneers of the USHL ... Posted a 12-12-4 record and a 3.41 goals against average in 37 games ... Made 1,065 saves on the year and recorded a .909 save percentage ... Led the Buccaneers in GAA, save percentage and total saves ... Prior to joining the Buccaneers, played in the NEPSIHA for the Pomfret School (Pomfret, Conn.).
PERSONAL: Nicholas T. Ellis ... Born January 18, 1994 ... Son of Russell and Bona Ellis ... Has an older brother, Chris, who attends Lehigh and plays club hockey ... Finance major.
Saves: 30 (1/4/14 vs. MC)
Career shutouts: -- Goals Allowed: 4 (10/19/13 vs. AIC)
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