June 19, 2014
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. -
USA HOCKEY announced on Wednesday, June 18 that Providence College men’s hockey player, sophomore Anthony Florentino (West Roxbury, Mass.), has been selected to compete at the USA National Junior Evaluation Camp. The camp is set to take place Aug. 2-9 at the Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid, N.Y.
The defensemen was one of 42 athletes from around the country selected for the camp. The camp is part of the selection process for the U.S. National Junior Team that will compete at the International Ice Hockey Federation Junior Championship, which takes place in December. At the camp, the athletes may compete in as many as six games. The team will have scrimmages against Sweden, Finland, and the Czech Republic.
Drafted in the fifth round (143rd overall) by the Buffalo Sabres in 2013, Florentino finished his debut season for the Friars tied for the fourth-best plus/minus on the team with +12. During the 2013-14 season, he was twice named a Hockey East Weekly Top Performer (11/11, 12/9) and was named the Hockey East Rookie of the Month for March. Florentino notched three power-play goals on the season and had the game-winning goal at Maine (3/1). He finished the season with 11 points, which included five goals, and six assists.
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