Nick Saracino Named Hockey East Rookie of the Week

Feb 14, 2013



Freshman forward Nick Saracino (St. Louis, Mo.) and freshman goaltender Jon Gillies (South Portland, Maine) earned weekly Hockey East honors following Providence's 3-3 tie at No. 4/5 New Hampshire on Sunday, Feb. 10. Saracino was named the Hockey East Pro Ambitions Rookie of the Week, while Gilles was named the Hockey East Co-Defensive Player of the Week.

Saracino assisted on classmate John Gilmour's (Montreal, Quebec) power-play goal in the first period and then added two third period goals to help the Friars to the 3-3 tie at the Whittemore Center. His two goals and three points were career high marks. In two games versus the Wildcats this season, Saracino has registered five of his 10 points. Following a last second game-tying goal against Boston College on Dec. 7, Saracino was also named the Hockey East Rookie of the Week on Dec. 10.