Saturday, October 6, 2012

Providence Releases Seven Players

P-Bruins Training Camp Roster Reduced to 28
October 5, 2012

The Providence Bruins, entering their 21st season in the American Hockey League, announced today that the club has released seven players from training camp.

Forwards Matthew Pistilli, Alden Hirschfeld and Justin Courtnall leave Providence after appearing in two preseason games for the P-Bruins on Wednesday and Friday. Pistilli, who was at camp on a PTO, will report to the South Carolina Stingrays of the ECHL. Hirschfeld and Courtnall, who signed AHL contracts with Providence over the summer, will also report to South Carolina.

The club also released three defensemen. Art Bidlevskii, Ryan Lowery and Damon Kipp have all been released from their tryout agreements and will join Pistilli, Hirschfeld and Courtnall in South Carolina.

Goaltender Shawn Hunwick, a late invite to Providence's training camp, has also been released from his tryout agreement and will report to South Carolina.

Providence's training camp roster is now comprised of 28 players, including 16 forwards, nine defensemen and three goaltenders.

The group of 16 forwards includes Chris Bourque, Carter Camper, Jordan Caron, Craig Cunningham, Justin Florek, Christian Hanson, Jared Knight, Lane MacDermid, Kyle MacKinnon, Tyler Randell, Bobby Robins, Max Sauvé, Ryan Spooner, Jamie Tardif, Trent Whitfield and Kelsey Wilson. Pistilli and Wilson were in Providence on tryout agreements.

The defensive unit is made up of Matt Bartkowski, Ryan Button, Colby Cohen, Tommy Cross, Garnet Exelby, Torey Krug, Kevan Miller, Zach Trotman and David Warsofsky. Bidlevskii, Kipp and Lowery were at camp on tryouts as well.

Still between the pipes are Michael Hutchinson, Adam Morrison and Niklas Svedberg.

*Information gathered from

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