The Friars will face Denver tomorrow at 5:00 p.m. in the NCAA East Regional Final (ESPNU).
Men's Hockey To Face Miami In The First Round Of The 2015 NCAA Tournament At The Dunkin Donuts Center
The Friars will be making a second consecutive trip to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in program history.
The Friars are down 1-0 in the best-of-three series.
Kyle McKenzie scored his first career goal for the Friars, while Jon Gillies made 33 saves.
The Friars and Eagles are separated by two points in the Hockey East standings.
2013-14 Honors and Awards:
2x HEA Weekly Top Performer (11/11, 12/9)
HEA Rookie of the Month (March)
2013-14: Registered his first goal in his first collegiate game, a 3-0 win over No. 11 Minnesota State (10/12) ... Had a season-high two points twice, scoring a goal and an assist against AIC (10/19) and posting two assists against Merrimack (11/9) ... Notched three power-play goals on the season ... Finished tied for the fourth highest plus-minus on the team (+12) ... Had the game-winning goal at Maine (3/1) .... Tallied his first career post-season goal in the Friars' 4-0 NCAA First Round win over Quinnipiac (3/28) ... Attended Buffalo's 2014 NHL Development Camp ... Also took part in Team USA's National Junior Evaluation Camp in Lake Placid, N.Y.
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 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.
Goals: 1 (at NU 12/6/13)
Assists: 2 (vs. MC 11/9/13)
Points: 2 (twice - last vs. MC 11/9/13)
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