Home Opener Set For October 11th
The Providence Bruins, entering their 22nd season in the American Hockey League, today announced their schedule for the 2013-14 season. The P-Bruins will play a 76 game schedule led by head coach Bruce Cassidy and assistant coach Kevin Dean. Opening Night at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center will be on Friday, October 11 at 7:05 p.m., hosting Eastern Conference rival, the Manchester Monarchs. The P-Bruins begin the season on the road Friday, October 4 in St. John’s, Newfoundland.
The P-Bruins' 38-home game schedule features all weekend dates, including 21 Friday night games and 17 Sunday afternoon contests. All Friday night games will be played at 7:05 p.m., while all Sunday games will begin at 3:05 p.m., with the exception of Sunday, March 9 which will begin at 4:05 p.m.
Providence will compete in the fifteen-team Eastern Conference and will face all but one Eastern Conference rival. The P-Bruins will face-off with the Monarchs and Worcester Sharks 12 times apiece and the Springfield Falcons 10 times.
The Black and Gold will also play the St. John’s IceCaps and Portland Pirates eight times each, Hartford Wolf Pack six times, Bridgeport Sound Tigers, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins and Norfolk Admirals four times each and Syracuse Crunch, Adirondack Phantoms, Albany Devils and Hershey Bears two times each.
Providence will see the most ice time in January and March, each with 13 contests scheduled. The club will play a season high eight home games in January, while hitting the road a high of eight times in December.
The P-Bruins' longest home stand is four games, which occurs from November 10 through November 22. The longest road stretch of the year is five games, which happens twice, once from December 21 through December 31 and once from January 31 through February 8.
The Providence Bruins will also be hosting a special Dunkin’ Donuts Pre-Season Game& FanFest at The Dunkin' Donuts Center on Saturday, September 28 at 3:05pm against the Sharks. The Dunkin’ Donuts Pre-Season Game & FanFest is a celebration of P-Bruins hockey and will be the first chance for fans to see members of the 2013-14 Providence Bruins skate together as a team. Festivities for the evening will include fan interactive games and access, along with kids and family activities.
The Providence Bruins, established in 1992, are the top affiliate of the 2011 Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins. The Providence Bruins have enjoyed much success over their history. The team won the American Hockey League's Calder Cup championship in 1999 and boasts 10 former players on the 2011 Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins. In addition to accomplishments on the ice, the Providence Bruins were third-best in attendance in the AHL in 2012-13 and are the best-attended minor-league hockey team in New England.
Schedule is here: http://www.providencebruins.com/ftp/pdf/season_schedule.pdf
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*Information gathered from www.providencebruins.com