Friars and RedHawks battle in rematch from last March’s NCAA East semifinal.
The Friars usher in the 2015-16 campaign on Saturday night beginning at 7 p.m.
Saracino and Jankowski will serve as alternate captains in 2015-16.
Team gets rings in a ceremony on Slavin Center lawn.
The Friars will unveil the 2015 NCAA National Championship banner before their home opener on Friday, Oct. 16.
2014-15 Honors and Award
• Hockey East Player of the Week (4/13)
• Hockey East Weekly Honor Roll (1/5)
2014-15: Played in 39 games, posting career-high totals in goals (10), assists (13) and points (23) ... One of seven Friars to score at least 23 points on the year and his 10 goals ranked sixth on the team ... Scored three goals and added an assist for four points in four NCAA Championship games, including the third period, game-winning goal against Boston University in the NCAA Championship game (his first career game-winning goal) ... Notched an assist against Ohio State (Oct. 24) ... Had an assist in Providence's 3-2 win over Merrimack (Nov. 7) ... Had an assist in the Friars' 3-0 win over Vermont (Nov. 14) ... Scored his first goal of the season in the Friars' 3-0 win over Army (Nov. 25) ... Had an assist on Ross Mauermann's short-handed goal in Providence's 5-1 win at Northeastern (Dec. 3) ... Notched a shorthanded goal of his own against UMass in Providence's 4-1 win (Dec. 28) ... Had five points in the sweep of Colorado College, including a goal and two assists in PC's 5-3 game two win (Jan. 4) ... Scored Providence's third goal in the Friars' 7-3 win at UMass Lowell (Jan. 23) ... Added an assist in PC's 4-1 win over the River Hawks (Jan. 24) ... Had a goal and an assist in Providence's 10-1 win over UConn (Feb. 7) ... Played in his 100th career game in Providence's 3-2 win at Notre Dame (Feb. 14), becoming the 148th Friar to play in at least 100 games ... Had a goal in Providence's 3-2 overtime win against UMass (Feb. 20) ... Added an assist in each of Providence's 5-2 win over Maine (Feb. 27-28) ... Had a goal and an assist against Miami in Providence's 7-5 NCAA East Regional Semifinal win over Miami, including the empty net goal to seal the win (March 28) ... Scored an empty net goal against Denver in a 4-1 win in the NCAA East Regional Final on March 29 ... Scored the third period, NCAA Championship-winning goal against Boston University (April 11).
2013-14 Honors and Award
• HEA Weekly Top Performer (2/24)
2013-14: Tallied double-digit point totals for the second consecutive season with 15 points on six goals and nine assists ... Notched one shorthanded goal ... Registered a season-high three points with one goal and two assists in a 4-3 win over UMass (2/21) ... Had a career-long, five-game point streak (2/21 - 3/14) ... Had an assist on the game-winning goal in the first game in a best-of-three HE Quarterfinal series against Maine, notching a total of seven points (2/21-3/14) ... Collected an assist in the Friars' 4-0 NCAA First Round win over Quinnipiac (3/28).
2012-13 Honors & Awards
• HEA Weekly Top Performer (11/5)
2012-13: Took part in the 2013 Washington Capitals Development Camp ... Played in 33 games and scored four goals and added seven assists for 11 points ... Finished the season with a +6 plus-minus rating ... Made his debut at BU (10/13) ... Registered his first career points with a goal and an assist at UVM (11/2) in a 3-2 Providence win ... Had a goal in the Friars' 7-0 Mayor's Cup victory at Brown (11/24) ... Had a goal and an assist at third-ranked UNH (1/19) to help the Friars to a 6-5 victory - their first win at the Whittemore Center since 2004.
BEFORE PROVIDENCE: Played for the Surrey Eagles of the BCHL during the 2011-12 season ... Recorded 11 goals, 22 assists and 33 points for Surrey ... Earned the Hardest Working Player award in 2012 for the Eagles ... Had a five-point game ... Also played for the Markham Waxers of the OJHL in 2010-11 and recorded 16 goals, 26 assists and 42 points in 46 games ... Was named Rookie of the Year while with Markham.
PERSONAL: Brandon T. Tanev ... Born December 31, 1991 ... Son of Mike Tanev and Sophie Meredith ... Has one older brother, Chris, and a younger brother, Kyle ... Chris is in his fifth season playing for the Vancouver Canucks (NHL) ... Marketing major.
Goals: 1 (20 times - 4/11/15 vs. BU - NCAA Championship game)
Assists: 2 (2 times - 1/4/15 vs. Colorado College)
Points: 3 (2 times - 1/4/15 vs. Colorado College)
Point Streak: 5 games (2/21/14 - 3/14/14); 3-3-6
Goal Streak: 2 games* (3/28/15 - 3/29/15); 2-1-3
* - Four times, most recent occurrence listed
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