The Friars and Crusaders will battle at the DCU Center in Worcester on Saturday night.
Brian Pinho notched the game-winning shorthanded goal in the third period.
Sixty-nine Friar student-athletes earned their varsity jackets in a ceremony on May 3.
Nick Ellis recorded his third career shutout as the Friars continue their unbeaten streak.
Four Friars boasted multi-point efforts against the Huskies on Friday night.
2015-2016: Appeared in 18 games, tallying two points on the season … notched assists against Northeastern (Nov. 20) and Merrimack (Dec. 5) … registered a career high 15 shots in 2015-16 … recorded a pair of shots on goal at Colgate (Oct. 30) and UConn (Feb. 12).
2014-15: After a season-ending injury sustained as a freshman, returned to the Friar lineup to play in 11 games ... Notched an assist in the season-opening game against Ohio State (10/10).
2013-14 Honors and Awards
• HEA Rookie of the Week (10/28)
2013-14: Notched his first career point in his first career game with an assist in Providence's season-opening 5-1 win over Minnesota State (10/11) ... Scored his first career goal against AIC (10/19) ... Netted the overtime, game-winning goal against Miami (10/25) ... Missed the final 31 games of the season with a lower body injury.
BEFORE PROVIDENCE: Played for Kimball Union (NEPSIHA) in 2011-12 and 2012-13 ... Tallied 17 goals and added 34 assists for 51 points in 30 games in 2012-13 ... Named an All-New England East All-Star following the 2012-13 season ...Helped Kimball Union to the 2012 Flood Maar Championship and was named to the 2012 Flood Maar All-Tournament Team ... Named to the New Hampshire Prep School All-State Team in 2011-12 and 2012-13 ... Helped Kimball Union to the 2011-12 Simmons/Piatelli Championship ... Also won the 2012-13 U-18 USA Hockey National Championship while playing for the Neponset Valley River Rats (Tier 1 Elite AAA) ... Played for the national championship-winning Boston Junior Bruins in 2010-11(EJHL) ... Scored 18 goals and had 20 assists for 38 points in 40 games ... Played for Arlington Catholic (Arlington, Mass.) in 2008-09 and 2009-10 ... During the 2009-10 season helped Arlington Catholic to the MIAA Division I State Championship.
PERSONAL: Niko A. Rufo ... April 6, 1994 ... Son of Adamo and Carol Rufo ... Has an older sister, Franchesca ... His older cousin, Michael Rufo, graduated from Providence College in 2013 ... Finance Major.
Goals: 1 (2 times - 10/26/13 vs. Miami)
Assists: 1 (4 times - 12/5/15 vs. Merrimack)
Points: 1 (6 times - 12/5/15 vs. Merrimack)
Point Streak: 2 games (10/19/13 - 10/25/13); 2-0-0
Goal Streak: 2 games (10/19/13 - 10/25/13); 2-0-0
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