Brandon Tanev netted the game-winning goal at 13:43 of the third period.
Providence College Men's Hockey Captures National Championship With Thrilling 4-3 Win Over Boston University
Brandon Tanev netted the game-winning goal at 13:43 of the third period.
The Friars are headed to the 2015 Frozen Four in Boston, Mass.
Noel Acciari was named the East Regional Most Outstanding Player.
The Friars will face Denver tomorrow at 5:00 p.m. in the NCAA East Regional Final (ESPNU).
2014-15 Honors and Awards
• All-East Regional Team (3/29)
• Catamount Cup MVP (12/29)
• Catamount Cup All-Tournament Team (12/29)
• 4x Hockey East Weekly Honor Roll (11/3, 12/15, 1/1, 3/2)
2014-15: Recorded a career-high 13 goals and 19 assists for a career-best 32 points ... His 32 points and 19 assists were tied for the second most on the team, while his 13 goals ranked fourth ... Had three goals and two assists to tie for the team lead with five points in the NCAA Tournament ... Was named the NCAA All-East Regional Team ... Finished his career with 13 game-winning goals, including a team-high seven game-winning goals as a senior ...Also tied for third on the team with four power-play goals ... One of six Friars to score a shorthanded goal in 2014-15 ... Notched a goal and an assist in Providence's 2-1 win at No. 6/6 Boston University (Nov. 1) to lead the Friars to their first win at Agganis Arena since Jan. 13, 2009 ... Luke's goal against the Terriers was the game winner ... Notched a power-play goal in Providence's 3-2 win over Merrimack (Nov. 7) ... Scored the game-winning goal in the Friars' 3-0 win over Vermont (Nov. 14) ... Had the primary assist on Trevor Mingoia's game-winning goal as Providence defeated New Hampshire 1-0 (Nov. 22) ... Also had an assist in the 3-0 win over Army (Nov. 25) ... Became the 144th Friar to play at least 100 career games in Providence's 1-0 win versus Boston College (Nov. 29) ... Had a pair of power-play goals to lead Providence to a 4-3 win over 13th-ranked Colgate (Dec. 9) ... Had two assists in the win versus UMass at the Catamount Cup (Dec. 28) ... Scored the game-winning, power-play goal in the 3-0 win at No. 9/10 Vermont (Dec. 29) and added an assist en route to being named the Catamount Cup MVP ... Had an assist in PC's 5-4 overtime win against Colorado College (Jan. 3) ... Matched a career-high total with two goals in PC's 3-2 win at Brown (Jan. 9), including the overtime game winner scored with 16 seconds left in OT ... Had an assist in each game as the Friars swept UMass Lowell (Jan. 23-24) ... Scored a goal in Providence's 3-2 loss at #14/15 Boston College (Jan. 30) ... Had a pair of assists in Providence's 10-1 win over UConn (Feb. 7) ... Assisted on Noel Acciari's overtime game winner against UMass (Feb. 20) ... Scored a pair of game-winning goals in Providence's weekend sweep of Maine (Feb. 27-28) ... In game one of the weekend series versus the Black Bears, he added two assists to tie a career-high mark with three points ... His goal in game two of the series was his first career shorthanded tally ... Scored two goals against Miami, including the game-winning goal, in the NCAA East Regional Semifinal (March 28) ... Recorded two assists in Providence's NCAA East Regional Final 4-1 win over Denver (March 29) ... Led the team in scoring at the East Regional (2-2-4) ... Assisted on Providence's first goal against Boston University in the Friars' 4-3 NCAA Championship-winning game (April 11).
2013-14 Honors and Awards
• HEA Weekly Top Performer (10/21)
2013-14: Recorded four game-winning goals on the season, which ranked second on the team ... Scored two goals, including the game winner, in the 10-4 victory over AIC (10/29) ... Among team point-leaders with 10 goals and 10 assists for a career-high 20 points ... Finished with a plus-minus rating of plus-10 ... Missed four games with an injury (1-18-2/11) ... Notched his 10th goal of the season in the Friars' 4-0 NCAA First Round win over Quinnipiac (3/28).
2012-13 Honors and Awards
• HEA Weekly Top Performer (10/29, 2/11, 3/18)
2012-13: Played in 32 games for the Friars, missing six games prior to the start of the Hockey East playoffs with an injury ... Scored five goals and added 13 assists for 18 points ... His 13 assists were the second-most on the team and were also a single-season career-high total, as were his 18 points ... Had six multi-point games, including a career-best three assists against UNH (3/15) to lead Providence to a Hockey East Quarterfinals series opening 3-2 win ... The Friars were 3-0-2 when Luke scored a goal and 6-1-4 when he registered at least one point ... Had a goal and an assist at UNH (1/19) to help the Friars to a 6-5 win that snapped a 17-game (0-15-2) winless streak against the Wildcats ... Also had two assists at Brown (11/24) to help the Friars claim the 2012-13 Mayor's Cup as Providence bested Brown, 7-0.
2011-12: Played the second half of his freshman season ... Recorded five goals, six assists and 11 points in 21 games ... Made his collegiate debut and notched one assist versus UMass (1/5) ... Scored his first career goal versus No. 2 Boston University (1/20) ... Scored the lone goal in a 1-0 win over No. 11 UMass Lowell (1/24) ... Notched a career-high two assists against UNH (2/4) ... Scored one goal in a win over No. 12 Maine (2/10) ... Netted the eventual game winner at UMass (2/11) ... Scored one goal in a 2-2 tie at Northeastern (2/18) ... Had one assist in back-to-back Hockey East Quarterfinal games against No. 7 UMass Lowell (3/8 and 3/9).
BEFORE PROVIDENCE: Played four seasons for the Dauphin Kings of the MJHL with current Friar, Steven Shamanski ... Served as team captain for one season ... Led the MJHL in scoring during his last two seasons, including the 2009-10 campaign when he recorded 29 goals and 72 assists for 101 points ... Named 2010-11 MJHL MVP and 2010 RBC Cup MVP ... Recorded 10 goals and five assists in the 2010 MJHL Playoffs as the Kings captured the league championship ... Totaled 28 goals, 61 assists and 89 points in 2010-11.
PERSONAL: Shane Luke ... Born June 5, 1990 ... Son of Kevin and Dana Luke ... Has one younger sister, Bret ... Social science major, history minor.
CAREER HIGHS Goals: 2 (4 times - 3/28/15 vs. Miami)
Assists: 3 (3/15/13 vs. UNH)
Points: 3 (2 times - 2/27/15 vs. Maine)
Point Streak: 4 games^ (2/20/15 - 2/28/15); 2-4-6
Goal Streak: 2 games* (2/20/15 - 2/28/15); 2-2-4
^ - Two times, most recent occurrence listed
* - Three times, most recent occurrence listed
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