Former NMU players still have something to play for in the AHL

Former NMU hockey Wildcat and Marquette native Justin Florek won’t have any more chances to hit the ice with the NHL’s Boston Bruins this season. The Bruins were eliminated from the Stanley Cup playoffs Wednesday night.

However, ‘Flo’ still has a postseason series of his own to contend with. He and former NMU teammate Andrew Cherniwchan are playing for the Bruins’ AHL affiliate, the Providence Bruins.

They’re facing the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in the second round of the AHL’s Calder Cup playoffs. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton has a 2-1 lead in the series after beating Providence 5-4 in double overtime Wednesday night.

Game 4 is Friday night in Providence. Florek scored in Game 2 of the series and Cherniwchan found the back of the net in Game 1.