Nick Saracino scored the game-winning goal for the Friars
BEFORE PROVIDENCE: Played for the Cedar Rapids Rough Riders of the USHL for two seasons and served as an assistant captain in his final season ... Amassed 20 goals, 53 assists and 73 points in 99 career games at Cedar Rapids ... Helped Cedar Rapids win the 2011 Anderson Cup ... Also played for the St. Louis Jr. Blues, which captured the 2010 Tier III Junior A national championship ... Attended Christan Brothers College High School where he played hockey and lacrosse. PERSONAL: Nick S. Saracino ... Born February 20, 1992 ... Son of Chris and Joan Saracino ... Has an older brother, Chris, and a younger brother, John Paul ... Also has a younger sister, Natalie ... His brother, Chris, is a senior on the RIT hockey team ... Has not declared a major.