The Friars and Irish clash in a top-15 battle in South Bend this weekend.
Senior forward Nick Saracino tallied his 100th career point on Thursday for the Friars.
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.
2014-15 Honors and Awards
• Honorable Mention Hockey East All-Star (3/19)
• Senior CLASS Award candidate (1/21)
• 2x Hockey East Weekly Honor Roll (12/1 & 12/8)
• Hockey East Writers & Broadcasters Association Preseason All-Star (9/21)
2014-15: Served as a team co-captain ... Finished the year with 11 goals and 16 assists for 27 points, tying for fifth in scoring ... Notched at least 24 points in all four of his seasons as a Friar and ranks 36th on the College's all-time points list (52-60-112) ... Became the first Friar since 2008 to hit the 100-point milestone ... Also became the 35th Friar to score at least 50-career goals ... Set the Providence College record for career games played (156) and consecutive games played (156) after appearing in every game of his career ... Scored two power-play goals and tied for fourth on the team with two game-winning goals ... One of six Friars to score a shorthanded goal ... Named an Honorable Mention Hockey East All-Star for the second consecutive season ... Had an assist in each game at Ohio State (Oct. 10-11) ... Scored the third period, game-winning goal in Providence's 1-0 home win over Boston College (Nov. 29) for his 11th career game-winning tally ... Had a goal and an assist in Providence's 5-1 win at Northeastern (Dec. 3), including the game winner as well as a short-handed goal ... Had an assist on Trevor Mingoia's power-play goal against Northeastern (Dec. 6) ... Had an assist in PC's 5-3 win over Colorado (Jan. 4) ... Notched a goal and an assist against Brown (Jan. 10) for his second multi-point game of the season ... Selected as one of 20 NCAA Div. I candidates for the 2015 Senior CLASS Award (Jan. 21) ... Had two assists in Providence's 7-3 win at UMass Lowell (Jan. 23) ... Notched his first power-play goal of the season in the Friars' 4-1 win over UMass Lowell (Jan. 24), marking his 10th-career power-play goal ... Had the game-tying, power-play goal in Providence's 2-2 tie at UConn (Feb. 4) ... Notched Providence's first goal and added two assists in the Friars' 10-1 win over UConn (Feb. 7) ... His goal against UConn was his 100th-career point, as he became the 49th Friar to reach the 100-point plateau ... Scored a goal in Providence's 3-2 win at Notre Dame (Feb. 14) ... Scored the game-tying goal with eight seconds left in the third period in Providence's 3-2 overtime win against UMass (Feb. 20) ... That goal against UMass was the 50th of his career as he became the 35th Friar to score at least 50-career goals ... Scored a pair of goals and added two assists in Providence's weekend sweep of Maine (Feb. 27-28) ... He scored Providence's first goal in each of those 5-2 wins over Maine ... Set the consecutive games played record (150) at Providence in game one of the Hockey East Quarterfinals versus New Hampshire (March 13) and has extended that record to 152, which is also the most games played in a Friar uniform ... Named an Honorable Mention Hockey East All-Star for the second year in a row (March 19) ... Tallied an assist against Miami in the NCAA East Regional Semifinals ... Registered an assist against Omaha in a 4-1 win in the Frozen Four Semifinal (April 9) ... Assisted on Mark Jankowski's power-play goal in the NCAA Championship game, tying the score at 2-2 en route to Providence's 4-3 NCAA Championship-game victory over Boston University (April 11).
2013-14 Honors and Awards
• Walter Brown Award Semifinalist (2/3)
• 3x HEA Player of the Week (11/4, 11/19, 12/9)
• 8x HEA Weekly Top Performer (10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 12/2, 12/31, 1/13, 1/27, 2/17)
• HEA Sportsmanship Awardee (3/20)
• HEA Co-Defensive Forward of the Year (3/20)
• HEA Honorable Mention All-Star (3/20)
2013-14: Led the team with 36 points on a team-best 19 goals and 17 assists ... Had seven multi-point games ... Led the team in power-play goals with five ... Registered his fifth power-play goal in a 4-2 HEA Quarterfinal win over Maine (3/15) ... Tallied one shorthanded goal ... Held highest plus-minus rating on the team with a plus-20 mark ... Led the team with five game-winning goals on the season ... Had a pair of two-goal games (11/2 vs. BU and 11/15 at UVM) ... Registered a season-high four points with one goal and three assists against AIC (10/19) ... Tallied at least one point in seven consecutive games (11/23-12/30) ... His 36 points were the most by a Friar since 2002-03 ... First Friar to notch at least 24 points in each of his first three seasons since 1999-2000 (Peter Fregoe and Jon DiSalvatore) ... Earned the HEA Sportsmanship Award and was named to the HEA Honorable Mention All-Star Team (3/20) ... Was named HEA Co-Defensive Forward of the Year (3/20) ... Notched an assist in the NCAA East Regional Final (3/29) ... ... Attended New Jersey's 2014 NHL Development Camp.
2012-13 Honors and Awards
• HEA Weekly Top Performer (10/15, 1/7, 1/14, 1/21, 1/28)
2012-13: Played in all 38 games and led the Friars with 24 points on 12 goals and 12 assists ... Has notched at least 24 points in each of his first two seasons, the first Friar to do so since the 1999-2000 and 2000-01 seasons (Peter Fregoe '03 and Jon DiSalvatore '03) ... Mauermann's 12 goals were a single-season career-high ... He tallied three power-play goals, three game-winning goals and a shorthanded goal ... Of his 24 points, 16 (9-7-16) came in Hockey East play ... He had four multi-point games on the year and he scored 14 (6-8-14) of his 24 points against ranked opponents ... Had a career-long six-game point scoring streak (1/11-1/26) in which he tallied four goals and three assists ... Opened the season with a career-high three points (1-2-3) in Providence's 8-2 win against Sacred Heart (10/12) ... His three game-winning goals came against Maine (10/27), UMass (1/12) and at seventh-ranked UMass Lowell (3/9) ... One of just six Hockey East players with three or more game-winning goals in League play ... Also had the game-tying goal at fourth-ranked Miami (10/19) ... One of five Friars to record a shorthanded goal ... Finished second on the team with a +13 plus-minus rating.
2011-12: Named to the Hockey East All-Rookie Team ... Became the first Friar freshman to lead the team in points since the 2008-09 season ... Totaled 25 points on 10 goals and 15 assists while playing in all 38 games ... Led the team with three short-handed goals ... Also scored two game-winning goals ... Posted one goal and one assist in his debut, a win over No. 7 Boston University (10/14) ... Notched two assists at Maine (10/28) ... Recorded one goal and one assist in a win over Vermont (11/4) ... Scored a short-handed goal in a win over Vermont (11/5) ... Notched a goal and an assist against Northeastern (11/18) ... Scored the overtime game winner against No. 1 Merrimack (12/2) ... Scored a short-handed goal against Brown (1/1) ... Had a career-high two goals in a win at Vermont (1/15) ... Notched two assists against UNH (2/4) ... Scored one goal versus No. 8 UMass Lowell (3/2) ... Scored the game winner in game three of the Hockey East Quarterfinals versus No. 7 UMass Lowell (3/11).
BEFORE PROVIDENCE: Played the last two seasons for the Janesville Jets of the North American Hockey League ... Recorded 27 goals and 32 assists for 59 points during the 2010-11 season ... Selected to the NAHL Showcase for two consecutive years .... Finished his career with the Jets as the team's leading scorer with 100 points (40 goals, 60 assists) ... Also attended Janesville Parker High School, where he earned letters in hockey, football and baseball ... Named First Team All-State, Conference Player of the Year and was a finalist for the Wisconsin "Mr. Hockey" award in 2008-09 ... Totaled 156 points (68 goals, 88 assists) in high school.
PERSONAL: Ross W. Mauermann ... Born October 19, 1990 ... Son of John and Sarah Mauermann ... Has two younger sisters, Emily and Alexis ... Marketing major.
CAREER HIGHS Goals: 2 (5 times - 12/3/14 at NU)
Assists: 3 (2 times - 12/6/13 at NU)
Points: 4 (10/19/13 vs. AIC)
Point Streak: 7 games (11/23/13 - 12/30/13); 3-6-9
Goal Streak: 3 games* (10/26/13 - 11/2/13); 4-3-7
* - Four times, most recent occurrence listed
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