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- The Friars celebrated their national championship banner raising with a 4-1 victory over Holy Cross last Friday night at Schneider Arena.
- With a goal and an assist, Mark Jankowski takes over the team lead with seven points.
- Jankowski and Jake Walman have tallied points in all three games this season.
- Nick Saracino netted his first goal of the season to give the Friars a 1-0 lead in the first.
- Dating back to last season, Brandon Tanev has scored the last three game-winning goals for the Friars.
- Walman leads all defensemen nationally with 1.67 points per game.
- The Friars have killed off 13 consecutive shorthanded opportunities.
- Eleven different players have found the scoresheet for Providence this season.
- Providence’s unbeaten streak is now at seven games going back to last season.
- Freshmen Erik Foley and Vincent Desharnais made their collegiate debuts against Holy Cross.
- Friar defensemen have combined for four goals and seven assists in three games.
SERIES HISTORY VS. OHIO STATE
- The Buckeyes hold a 3-2-0 edge in the all-time series.
- Last season, the teams split overtime contests in Columbus in their first matchup since 1990.
- Ohio State will make its first ever visit to Schneider Arena this weekend.
- The Buckeyes last played in the city of Providence during the 2003 NCAA East Regional, where they dropped a 1-0 decision to Boston College.
SCOUTING THE BUCKEYES
- This weekend’s doubleheader will be six consecutive games against ranked opponents for the Buckeyes.
- Anthony Greco and David Gust lead the way for the Buckeyes with three points.
- Matt Tomkins has appeared in three games in goal for Ohio State, posting a 2.74 goals-against average and a .921 save percentage.
LAST TIME OUT – FRIARS SKATE PAST HOLY CROSS, 4-1
- Nick Saracino, Brandon Tanev, Mark Jankowski, and Jake Walman all found the back of the net.
- Nick Ellis made a career-high 31 saves.
- Providence recorded 10 shots on goal over four power play chances.
GAMES PLAYED STREAKS
Senior Kevin Rooney is the active team leader with 80 consecutive games played dating back to 2013-14.
- Providence is 40-24-1 all-time in season openers (.623).
- Under Nate Leaman, the Friars are 4-1-0 in season openers.
FRIARS SIT AT NO. 3 IN NATIONAL POLLS
Providence garnered 12 first place votes in the USCHO poll and nine in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine poll, despite slipping one slot to No. 3 in this week’s polls.
A STRONG CROP OF SENIORS
- A stellar group of nine seniors return to the Friars in 2015-16. The group has combined to log 866 games over the previous three-plus seasons and 423 total points.
- Mingoia and Jankowski have been on fire out of the gate, combining for four goals and nine assists over three games.
FRIARS PICKED THIRD IN HOCKEY EAST PRESEASON POLL
- Providence earned two first-place votes and 95 total points while placing third in the 2015-16 Hockey East Preseason Poll released on Sept. 21.
- After the program’s first title, Head Coach Nate Leaman garnered multiple honors after guiding the Friars to a magical season.
- Leaman was named USCHO.com Coach of the Year on April 16.
- Named a finalist for the Spencer Penrose Award, given annually to the NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Coach of the Year.
- Leaman won the award in 2011 as the head coach of Union College.
HAL GILL JOINS FLORIDA PANTHERS
Former Friar defenseman Hal Gill was hired as the Manager of Player Development for the Florida Panthers on Oct. 16.
GILLIES POSTS ANOTHER SHUTOUT
Former Friar standout goaltender Jon Gillies made 36 saves in shutting out the previously undefeated Texas Stars on Thursday, his second shutout of the season.
ACCIARI, MAUERMANN EARN FIRST PRO POINTS
Noel Acciari and Ross Mauermann tallied their first professional points this past weekend in AHL action. Acciari assisted on Providence’s lone goal against Bridgeport on Saturday, while Mauermann added an assist against Lehigh Valley on Friday.
- Providence will hit the road for two games at Colgate next weekend.
- The Friars defeated the Red Raiders, 4-3, at Schneider Arena last December.
- Tickets for all Friar home games at Schneider Arena can be purchased online here or by calling the Box Office at 401-865-GOPC.
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