Trevor Mingoia scored the third period, game-winning goal for the Friars.
The Friars and Wildcats are meeting for the first time since the 2014 Hockey East Championship Semifinals.
Shane Luke scored the game winner and Jon Gillies had 27 saves to earn the shutout.
The Friars will play back-to-back home games for the first time this season.
Steven McParland, Shane Luke and Trevor Mingoia scored for the Friars.
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 (vs. AIC 10/19/13) Assists: 3 (vs. UNH 3/15/13) Points: 3 (vs. UNH 3/15/13)
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