Shane Luke scored the game-winning goal for the Friars.
BEFORE PROVIDENCE: Drafted in the fifth round (143rd overall) by the Buffalo Sabres in the 2013 NHL Draft ... Attended Buffalo's 2013 Development Camp ... Attended South Kent for his sophomore, junior and senior seasons ... Played last season for South Kent's Select Academy U-18 team (U.S. Elite Hockey League) ... Served as a team captain in 2012-13 and scored 21 goals and added 32 assists for 53 points in 62 games ... Helped the Selects to the championship game of the 2013 US Elite Hockey League championship weekend against the Boston Jr. Bruins ... Ranked 75th among North American skaters in the final set of rankings from the NHL Central Scouting Service (April 24, 2013) ... Selected for the U.S. Under-17 Team that took part in the Vlad Dzurilla U-18 Tournament in Piestany, Slovakia on Feb. 7-13, 2012 ... In three games at the Vlad Dzurilla tournament, had two assists as the U.S. finished first ... In 36 games for South Kent as a junior, scored five goals and added 14 assists for 19 points ... In 24 games for South Kent as a sophomore, scored five goals and had 10 assists for 15 points ... Played his freshman season for Xaverian Brothers High School (Westwood, Mass.) and helped the Hawks to an appearance in the Super 8 tournament.
PERSONAL: Anthony J. Florentino ... Born January 30, 1995 ... Son of Jim and Beth Florentino ... Has an older sister, Lea, three older brothers, James, Rob and Gerard, and a nephew, Dillon ... James played hockey at Stonehill College, while Rob played at UMass Boston before joining the ECHL (currently playing for the Evansville Icemen) ... Gerard played baseball at UMass Boston ... Has not declared a major.
CAREER HIGHS Goals: 1 (at NU 12/6/13) Assists: 2 (vs. MC 11/9/13) Points: 2 (twice - last vs. MC 11/9/13)