Men's Hockey Forward Niko Rufo Suffers Season Ending Injury

    Niko Rufo had two goals and an assist in eight games.

    Niko Rufo had two goals and an assist in eight games.

    Nov. 13, 2013

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. -

    Men's hockey freshman forward Niko Rufo (Stoneham, Mass.) will miss the remainder of the season after sustaining a lower body injury in Providence's 1-0 win at Merrimack on Nov. 8.

    Rufo played in the first eight games of the season for the Friars, scoring two goals and adding an assist for three points. He scored the overtime game-winning goal against then third-ranked Miami University on Oct. 25 and was then named the Hockey East Rookie of the Week on Oct. 28.

    The No. 5/6 Friars hit the road this weekend for a two-game series against Hockey East rival Vermont at the Gutterson Field House. The series opens at 7:05 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 15 and will conclude with a game at 7:05 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16. Saturday's game will be televised live on NESN.