Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Providence To Open 75th AHL Season

Providence Will Begin Campaign with Springfield on October 8
June 8, 2010

Providence, RI - The Providence Bruins, entering their 19th season in the American Hockey League, announced today that they will open the 2010-11 season on Friday, October 8 with a home-and-home series against the Springfield Falcons.

The P-Bruins will host the season opener that night at the Dunkin' Donuts Center and then will travel to face the Falcons on Saturday, October 9 at the MassMutual Center.

As part of the AHL's 75th anniversary celebration, the P-Bruins will wear throwback Rhode Island Reds jerseys for both games, while the Falcons will wear throwback Springfield Indians jerseys.

Throughout the season, Providence will pay tribute to the Reds and the AHL's 75 seasons with theme nights, special jerseys, jerseys auctions and promotional nights, honoring the squad that played in Rhode Island from 1926 through 1977, winning three Fontaine Cups and four Calder Cups.

The AHL will celebrate its storied history in 2010-11 with a special new logo, new merchandise, new jerseys and a return to an East versus West All-Star Classic format for the first time since 1942. The 2011 AHL All-Star Classic, which will pit players from each of the AHL's two conferences against each other, will take place at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania, on January 30-31.

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