Friday, October 12, 2012

Opening Night is Here

Providence Makes Last Cuts Before Opener
Final Roster Reduced to 24
October 12, 2012

The Providence Bruins, entering their 21st season in the American Hockey League, announced yesterday that the Boston Bruins have reassigned three players to the South Carolina Stingrays (ECHL). The Providence Bruins also announced that they have released one player from his tryout agreement.
Forward Tyler Randell, defenseman Tommy Cross and goaltender Adam Morrison have been reassigned by Boston to the Stingrays.
Randell, Boston's sixth round pick (176th overall) in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, split last season between Providence and Kitchener (OHL). In 30 games for Providence, the forward totaled two goals and 45 penalty minutes.

Cross, a four-year product of Boston College, joined Providence at the end of the 2011-12 season for two games. Boston's second round pick in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft won two NCAA Championships while at Boston College.

Originally selected by Philadelphia in the third round of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, Morrison was signed by Boston as an unrestricted free agent on March 16, 2012. Prior to turning pro at the end of 2011-12, the White Rock, BC native spent three seasons in the WHL with Saskatoon and Vancouver.

In addition, the Providence Bruins have released forward Kelsey Wilson from his tryout agreement.

The group of 14 forwards includes Chris Bourque, Carter Camper, Jordan Caron, Craig Cunningham, Justin Florek, Christian Hanson, Jared Knight, Lane MacDermid, Kyle MacKinnon, Bobby Robins, Max SauvĂ©, Ryan Spooner, Jamie Tardif, and Trent Whitfield.

The defensive unit is made up of Matt Bartkowski, Ryan Button, Colby Cohen, Garnet Exelby, Torey Krug, Kevan Miller, Zach Trotman and David Warsofsky.

Between the pipes are Michael Hutchinson and Niklas Svedberg.

Opening Night is Tonight Friday October 12th, vs. the Manchester Monarchs.  The Monarchs are the AHL affiliate of the Stanley Cup Champion, Los Angeles Kings.

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