Defenseman Spent Three Seasons with Providence
October 5, 2011
The Providence Bruins, entering their 20th season in the American Hockey League, announced today that former P-Bruin Mark Cornforth will participate in the Alumni Game on November 13 at the Dunkin' Donuts Center.
Cornforth, of Montréal, PQ, spent part of three seasons with the Providence Bruins from 1995 to 1999. A four-year product of Merrimack College (NCAA), Cornforth made his professional debut with the Syracuse Crunch (AHL) following his senior season with the Warriors in 1995. The blueliner signed with Providence for the start of the 1995 campaign, recording 15 points and 117 penalty minutes, second most among P-Bruins rookies. The rookie's performance earned him six games with the Boston Bruins, during which he went pointless. During his sophomore season, Cornforth recorded a professional career-high of 20 points in 61 games wearing the ‘spoked-P.'
The 6'1" 185-pound defenseman spent the 1996 and 1997 campaigns with the Cleveland Lumberjacks and Grand Rapids Griffins in the International Hockey League. In 89 IHL contests, Cornforth tallied 28 points, including a professional career-high of 15 goals with the Cleveland Lumberjacks in 1997-98. Cornforth returned to Providence for 15 games during the 1998-99 season before being dealt to the Springfield Falcons (AHL). He finished his professional career during the 1999-00 campaign having recorded 66 points and 383 penalty minutes in 245 games.
*Information gathered from http://www.providencebruins.com/