Niko Rufo Named Hockey East Rookie of the Week

    Niko Rufo has two goals and an assist in five games played.

    Niko Rufo has two goals and an assist in five games played.

    Oct. 28, 2013


    After scoring the game-winning goal in overtime against third-ranked Miami University on Friday night, Providence College men’s hockey freshman forward Niko Rufo (Stoneham, Mass.) has been named the Hockey East Rookie of the Week.

    Rufo and the Friars are now 4-0-1 on the season. On Friday night, the Friars posted a 3-2 overtime win against the RedHawks as Rufo’s first career game-winning goal found the back of the net at the 1:38 mark of overtime. The Friars followed with a 4-4 tie against the RedHawks on Saturday night.

    Providence opens Hockey East play this weekend with a home-and-home series versus Boston University. Game one will be played at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 1 at Agganis Arena in Boston, Mass., while the series will conclude at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2 at Schneider Arena.

    Hockey East Weekly Award Winners
    Hockey East Player of the Week: Mark Anthoine (Maine)
    Pro Ambitions Rookie of the Week: Niko Rufo (Providence College)
    Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week: Connor Hellebuyck (UMass Lowell)
    Hockey East Team of the Week: UMass Lowell River Hawks