The Friars play their regular-season home opener on Friday night at Schneider Arena
Kevin Rooney scored for the Friars.
The Friars travel to Grand Forks, N.D. for the first time since the 1987-88 season.
The Friars will play host to the U.S. National U-18 Team
The Friars and Buckeyes will be meeting for the first time since 1990.
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 (at BC 3/2/13)
Assists: 2 (2 times - last at CC 1/18/13)
Points: 3 (at CC 1/18/13)
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