May 27, 2014
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -
Senior forward Ross Mauermann (Janesville, Wis.) and red shirt junior forward Noel Acciari (Johnston, R.I.) will serve as the Providence College men’s hockey team captains for the 2014-15 season, Head Coach Nate Leaman announced (May 25). They will be the 95th and 96th players to wear the “C” for the Friars.
Mauermann has played in all 115 games of his Friar career, notching 41 goals and 44 assists for 85 points. He claimed three season-ending Hockey East awards in 2014, including the conference's Individual Sportsmanship award, Co-Defensive Forward of the Year honors and being selected as an Honorable Mention Hockey East All-Star. A three-time Hockey East Player of the Week in 2013-14, Mauermann led the Friars in points with a team-high 19 goals and 17 assists for 36 points, becoming the first Friar to notch 36 points in a season since 2002-03.
Mauermann had eight multi-point games as a junior and led the team with five game-winning goals. He registered a career-high four points on one goal and three assists in a 10-4 Providence win against American International (Oct. 19). He also led the team with a plus-minus rating of plus-20. Mauermann has notched at least 24 points in each of his first three seasons, the first Friar to do so since Peter Fregoe `03 and Jon DiSalvatore `03. Mauermann has led the Friars in scoring in each of his first three seasons, becoming the fifth Friar to lead the team in scoring three straight years and the first since Gord Cruickshank in 1986-88.
Acciari finished the 2013-14 season ranked fourth on the team in scoring with 22 points on a career-high 11 goals and a career-high 11 assists. He notched two power-play goals and registered three shorthanded goals. His shorthanded goals at Merrimack (11/8) and at Vermont (11/15) proved to be game-winning tallies. Acciari posted a season-high three points with one goal and two assists in a 7-2 win over Colorado College (1/18). He had a career-long, six-game point streak from Feb. 22 - March 21. For his career, Acciari has played in 72 games, scoring 17 goals and adding 16 assists for 33 points.
This past season, Mauermann and Acciari helped the Friars (22-11-6, 11-7-2 HEA) return to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2001. Providence went on to post its first NCAA Tournament win since 1991, a 4-0 first round blanking of Quinnipiac (March 28). The Friars also made a third-consecutive Hockey East Semifinal appearance for the first time in program history.