Friars make first visit to Starr Rink since 1996.
Friars will host the Buckeyes for the first time in program history.
Friars return home to raise championship banner on Friday.
Acciari was named the 2015 NCAA East Regional's Most Outstanding Player.
The Friars announced their annual team awards on Sunday Afternoon.
Men's Ice Hockey defeats Nebraska-Omaha, 4-1 in Boston, Massachusetts; Credit: USA Today (USATSI)
2014-15 Honors and Awards
• NCAA East Regional Most Outstanding Player (3/29)
• NCAA All-East Regional Team (3/29)
• Hockey East Defensive Player of the Year (3/18)
• Hockey East Player of the Week (1/26)
• Catamount Cup Player of the Game (12/28)
• Hockey East Weekly Honor Roll (2/23)
2014-15: Finished the season with 15 goals and 17 assists for 32 points, all of which were career-high totals ... His 32 points tied for second on the team, while his 15 goals tied for first and his 17 assists ranked fourth ... Netted four power-play goals to tie for third on the team ... Also added two game-winning goals and a shorthanded tally ... Tied for the team lead in points during the NCAA Tournament (3-2-5) and was named the NCAA East Regional Most Outstanding Player ... Served as a team co-captain ... Notched an assist in Providence's 2-1 win at BU (Nov. 1) ... Scored his first goal of the season in a 5-1 win at Northeastern (Dec. 3) ... Assisted on both of Shane Luke's power-play goals in PC's 4-3 win over No. 13 Colgate (Dec. 9) ... Notched an assist versus UMass in PC's 4-1 win at the Catamount Cup (Dec. 28) and followed that with a goal and an assist against No. 9/10 Vermont in PC's 3-0 Catamount Cup clinching win (Dec. 29) ... Was named the Catamount Cup Player of the Game ... Tied a career-high mark with two goals in Providence's 5-4 ot win against Colorado College (Jan. 3), both of which came in the third period ... Added an assist in PC's 5-3 win over the Tigers (Jan. 4) ... Had a goal and an assist in PC's 5-3 Mayor's Cup loss to Brown (Jan. 10) ... Scored his first power-play goal of the season in PC's 2-1 loss at UNH (Jan. 13) ... Tied a career high with three points (1-2-3) in PC's 7-3 win at UMass Lowell (Jan. 23), including a power-play goal ... Had the game-winning goal in PC's 4-1 win over UMass Lowell (Jan. 24) ... Named the Hockey East Co-Player of the Week following his five-point weekend against the River Hawks (Jan. 26) ... Tied a career-high with three points (1-2-3) in Providence's 10-1 win over UConn (Feb. 7), including his fifth-career shorthanded goal ... Played in his 100th-career game in that win over UConn, becoming the 146th Friar to reach the 100 games played milestone ... Scored the overtime, game-winning goal in Providence's 3-2 win over UMass (Feb. 20) while also registering an assist in that win ... Scored a goal in a 2-1 overtime loss at UMass (Feb. 21) ... Had a power-play goal in Providence's 5-2 win over Maine (Feb. 27) ... Recorded a goal and an assist in Providence's 7-5 NCAA East Regional Semifinal win over Miami (March 28) ... Scored the game's first goal in the NCAA East Regional Final (March 29) en route to being named the NCAA East Regional MOP ... Scored the first goal of the game in Providence's 4-1 win over Omaha in the Frozen Four Semifinal (April 9) ... Had an assist on Anthony Florentino's goal against Boston University in Providence's 4-3 NCAA Championship victory (April 11).
2013-14 Honors and Awards
• 4x HEA Weekly Top Performer(11/11, 11/25, 1/20, 3/3)
2013-14: Ranked fourth on the team in scoring with 22 points ... Notched two power-play goals ... Registered three shorthanded goals, two being game-winners: at Merrimack (11/8) and at Vermont (11/15) ... Had a season-high three points with a goal and two assists in a 7-2 win over Colorado College (1/18) ... Had a career-long, six-game point streak (2/21 - 3/15) ... Collected the game-winning assist in the 4-2 win over Maine (3/15) to help sweep the HE Quarterfinal round.
2012-13 Honors and Awards
• HEA Weekly Top Performer (12/10, 3/4)
2012-13: Took part in the 2013 Calgary Flames Development Camp ... Played in 33 games for the Friars, scoring six goals and adding five assists for 11 points ... Made his collegiate debut against Sacred Heart (10/12) and notched an assist ... Was one of five Friars with a shorthanded tally ... Had his first career two-point effort with a goal and an assist in Providence's 3-3 tie versus second-ranked BC (12/7) ... His first career goal was the game-tying goal scored with 48 seconds to play in the third period at fourth-ranked Miami (10/20) ... Had his first career two-goal game at BC (3/2) in a 5-1 Providence win ... Notched an assist in PC's 2-1 Hockey East semifinal loss to UML (3/22) at the TD Garden to record his first career playoff point ... The Ocean State native had a goal against Brown (11/24) to help the Friars claim the 2012-13 Mayor's Cup ... Also blocked 31 shots on the year.
2011-12: Sat out his freshman season.
BEFORE PROVIDENCE: Played hockey at Kent School (Conn.) for two years (2009-11) ... Led the team with 53 points on 31 goals and 22 assists in 2010-11 as team captain ... Earned team MVP honors in 2011 and was named to the All-Star Team ... Named MVP of the Avon Old Farms Christmas Tournament for two consecutive seasons ... Prior to Kent School, he attended Bishop Hendricken where he was an All-State selection and team captain in 2009 ... Helped Bishop Hendricken to the 2007 state title ... Also earned two letters in baseball.
PERSONAL: Noel A. Acciari ... Born December 1, 1991 ... Son of Michael and Edna Acciari ... Has one older brother, Michael, and one younger brother, Ashton ... His cousin, Dennis Sousa, played hockey at Providence College and graduated in 1995 ... Marketing major.
Goals: 2 (2 times - 1/3/15 vs. CC)
Assists: 2 (3 times - 2/7/15 vs. UConn)
Points: 3 (3 times - 2/7/15 vs. UConn)
Point Streak: 5 games (12/9/14 - 1/4/15); 3-5-8
Goal Streak: 4 games (1/10/15 - 1/24/15); 4-4-8
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