Watch- Syracuse Crunch rookie Erik Cernak live in CBS5 studios
The Syracuse Crunch playoff journey begins Friday.
The Crunch is making its 3rd playoff appearance in the last four years and in the postseason for the 4th time since 2013.
This year's trip is special, on the heels of a Calder Cup Final appearance, the Crunch was a team full of rookies expected to be rebuilding.
Nobody bothered to tell them that.
Instead, the Crunch raced to a 100-point season good enough for 2nd place in the North Division and a date with Rochester in Round 1.
One of the 14 rookies (out of 31 players) to play for the Crunch regularly Erik Cernak stopped by our studios for a playoff preview. Click the video player to watch our interview with Erik.