The Friars and Black Bears will conclude their season series on Friday night at Schneider Arena.
The Friars head north to Burlington for a two-game series against the Catamounts this weekend.
Jake Walman tallied two goals and an assist for the Friars on Friday night in Amherst.
The Friars and Minutemen close out the regular season in a home-and-home series this weekend.
The Friars and Irish skated to a thrilling 3-3 tie in South Bend on Saturday night.
2016-17: Appeared in 18 games … notched two goals and two assists … scored in the season-opener vs. Miami (10/7) … added a goal at Notre Dame (2/18) … recorded assists against Northeastern (11/19) and Denver (12/30) … had five games of at least five shots on goal … totaled 44 shots on goal for the season … finished with an even plus/minus rating.
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 (4 times - 2/18/17 at Notre Dame)
Assists: 1 (6 times - 12/30/16 vs. Denver)
Points: 1 (10 times - 2/18/17 at Notre Dame)
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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