Saturday, October 1, 2011

Couple of New Englanders Join Alumni Game

Former P-Bruins White and Winnes Join P-Bruins Alumni Roster

October 1, 2011

The Providence Bruins, entering their 20th season in the American Hockey League, announced today that former Providence Bruins Brian White and Chris Winnes will participate in the Alumni Game on November 13 at the Dunkin' Donuts Center.

White, of Winchester, MA, spent part of three seasons with the Providence Bruins, including the 2002-04 campaigns and the 2006-07 playoffs. In 132 career games with the P-Bruins, the defenseman tallied 17 points and 84 penalty minutes.

A four-year product of the University of Maine, White began his professional career at the end of the 1997-98 campaign with the Long Beach Ice Dogs (IHL). Between 1998 and 2002, White spent time on the blue line for the Hershey Bears (AHL), Colorado Avalanche (NHL) and Cincinnati Mighty Ducks (AHL), before coming to the Ocean State for the start of the 2002-03 season.

After two seasons wearing the ‘spoked-P,' White spent time overseas and in the ECHL. The blueliner returned to Providence for 10 games during the P-Bruins' 2006-07 playoff run.

Winnes, of Ridgefield, CT, wore the ‘spoked-P' from 1992-93, 1999-00 and three games in 2001-02.

Selected by Boston in the eighth round of the 1987 NHL Entry Draft, the right-winger played four seasons at the University of New Hampshire with current P-Bruins assistant coach Kevin Dean. In 1987-88, Winnes became the first freshman ever to lead his team in scoring.

He began his professional career with the Maine Mariners (AHL) at the end of the 1990-91 season. The forward split the next two seasons between the Mariners, Boston Bruins (NHL) and P-Bruins, before signing with the Philadelphia Flyers organization in 1993.

Winnes returned to Providence for two games in 1999 and for three games in 2001-02. In 69 games wearing black and gold Winnes recorded 24 goals and 37 assists for 61 points.

Winnes presently works with me as a member of the Warwick, RI Fire Department. Chris is a lieutenant on Rescue 1 in RI's second largest city.

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