Friars and RedHawks battle in rematch from last March’s NCAA East semifinal.
The Friars cash in five times on the power play.
The Friars usher in the 2015-16 campaign on Saturday night beginning at 7 p.m.
Providence opens exhibition play on Saturday against Simon Fraser.
Saracino and Jankowski will serve as alternate captains in 2015-16.
Men's Ice Hockey defeats Nebraska-Omaha, 4-1 in Boston, Massachusetts; Credit: USA Today (USATSI)
2014-15 Honors and Awards
• NCAA All-East Regional Team (3/29)
• 2x Hockey East Weekly Honor Roll (10/13, 1/5)
2014-15: Appeared in 39 games, notching five goals and a career-high 14 assists for a career-best 19 points ... His 19 points led all Friar defensemen ... Scored two goals and added an assist in NCAA play and was named to the NCAA All-East Regional Team ... Tied for third on the team with a +15 plus-minus rating ... Tied for the team lead with 55 blocked shots ... Played in both games of the Ohio State series (Oct. 10-11), notching a goal and an assist in the first game to match a career-high with two points ... Missed the North Dakota series with an injury ... Returned for the BU series and notched an assist (Oct. 31) ... Had an assist in Providence's 2-1 win over Merrimack (Nov. 7) ... Had assists in back-to-back wins over New Hampshire (Nov. 22) and Army (Nov. 25) ... Notched an assist on Brandon Tanev's shorthanded goal versus UMass (Dec. 28) ... Set a career-high with two goals in Providence's 5-3 win over Colorado College (Jan. 4) ... Had the primary assist on Shane Luke's overtime game-winning goal at Brown in PC's 3-2 victory (Jan. 9) ... Had two assists in Providence's 10-1 win over UConn (Feb. 7) ... Assisted on Ross Mauermann's goal in Providence's 3-2 win at Notre Dame (Feb. 14) ... Had an assist in each of Providence's 5-2 wins over Maine (Feb. 27-28) ... Had an assist in Providence's overtime 2-1 loss against UNH in game one of the Hockey East Quarterfinals (Mar. 13) ... That game was also his 100th-career game as a Friar, becoming the 152nd Friar to reach 100 GP ... Recorded an assist in a 7-5 win over Miami in the NCAA East Regional Semifinal (March 28) ... Scored the game-winning goal in the NCAA East Regional Final (March 29) to send Providence to the Frozen Four, with a 4-1 win over Denver ... Was named to the All-East Regional Team ... Scored the third period, game-tying goal against Boston University in the NCAA Championship game to help the Friars complete a come-from-behind 4-3 victory over the Terriers to claim their first NCAA title (April 11) ... Also had a game high four blocked shots in the NCAA Championship game ... Named the team's Best Defensive Player at the season-ending banquet.
2013-14 Honors and Awards
• HEA Weekly Top Performer (12/9)
2013-14: Had the game-tying goal in a 3-3 tie at Northeastern (12/6) ... Had a season-high two assists in the last regular season game at Maine (3/1) ... Had assists at Colorado College and against UMass Lowell (1/18, 1/24) ... Finished the season with a plus-minus rating of plus-nine ... Had an assist in the Friars' 4-0 NCAA First Round win over Quinnipiac (3/28) ... Tallied a career-high 10 assists on the season.
2012-13: After a preseason injury, made his debut at UVM (11/3) and played in each of the Friars' remaining 31 games ... Scored five goals to lead all Friar defensemen and added four assists for nine points ... Finished with a +10 plus-minus rating, tied for the third-best mark on the team ... Tied for second with three power-play goals ... Registered his first career point with a goal at Brown (11/24) in Providence's 7-0 Mayor's Cup win ... Notched his first career assist at UMass (1/12) in a 2-0 Providence win ... Helped keep PC's regular-season title hopes alive with his first career multi-point game at seventh-ranked UML (3/8), notching a goal and an assist in the Friars' 3-0 win ... Recorded an assist in Providence's Hockey East Quarterfinals game three win, 3-2, over UNH (3/17) for his first career playoff point ... Also blocked 32 shots.
BEFORE PROVIDENCE: Took part in the 2012 New Jersey Devils Development Camp ... Played for the New Hampshire Junior Monarchs of the EJHL in 2011-12 ... Totaled 12 goals, 19 assists and 31 points in 37 games played with the Monarchs ... Named to the EJHL All-Star Team and led the Monarchs to the league championship ... Also attended Portledge Prep where he played hockey, golf and lacrosse ... Captained the hockey team at Portledge Prep during his senior season.
PERSONAL: Thomas M. Parisi ... Born July 15, 1993 ... Son of Tom and Tracey Parisi ... Has one younger sister, Jillian ... Finance major.
Goals: 2 (1/4/15 vs. Colorado College)
Assists: 2 (2 times - 2/7/15 vs. UConn)
Points: 2 (5 times - 2/7/15 vs. UConn)
Point Streak: 3 games (2/27/15 - 3/13/15); 0-3-3
Goal Streak: 2 games^ (3/2/13 - 3/8/13); 2-1-3
^ - Two times, most recent occurrence listed
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