AHL SCHEDULE TO BE RELEASED TODAY
August 25, 2010
P-BRUINS ANNOUNCE PRE-SEASON SCHEDULE
Providence to Take on Worcester and Springfield
Providence, RI - The Providence Bruins, entering their 19th season in the American Hockey League, today announced their pre-season schedule for the 2010-11 season, with two games to be played in Massachusetts.
The P-Bruins' pre-season schedule begins on Wednesday, September 29 as Providence serves as the host team against the Worcester Sharks at the New England Sports Center in Marlborough, MA. For information on tickets for the game at the New England Sports Center, starting at 7:05 p.m., please call the New England Sports Center at (508) 229-2700.
Providence wraps up the pre-season on Saturday, October 2 at 7:00 p.m. at the MassMutual Center against the Springfield Falcons.
Date Opponent Location Time
Wed. September 29 Worcester Sharks N.E. Sports Center 7:05 p.m.
Sat. October 2 Springfield Falcons MassMutual Center 7:00 p.m.
The 2010-11 regular season begins on October 8 with Providence hosting Springfield at the Dunkin' Donuts Center.
Trent Whitfield Lost For Season
Providence Bruins captain Trent Whitfield, will miss the entire 2010-11 season after undergoing surgery to repair a torn Achilles. Whitfield was training in preparation for the upcoming season when he tore his achilles tendon. Whitfield split the season between Providence and Boston adding depth when injuries ravaged the Boston club.
Leading Scorer Mikko Lehtonen To Play In Sweden
Providence's leading scorer last season, forward Mikko Lehtonen has signed a one-year deal with Skelleftea of the Swedish Elite League. Lehtonen was the Bruins' third-round pick in 2005.
Lehtonen was a restricted free agent and the Bruins will retain his rights.
The Boston Bruins full training camp opens on Friday, September 17.
The Providence training camp opens September 27, 2010.