Giveaway Nights Highlights Home Schedule

Providence, RI - The Providence Bruins, the 2007-08 regular season champions of the American Hockey League, today announced their promotional schedule for the 2008-09 regular season. A total of 24 giveaway nights will highlight the 40-game home schedule, including four hat nights, five t-shirt nights, four bobblehead nights and more.

Providence Bruins Promotional Nights, presented by Dunkin' Donuts and your New England Dodge Dealers, begin following October 8's home opener against the Lowell Devils with annual favorite Magnet Schedule Night on Sunday, October 12 versus the Springfield Falcons. A T-Shirt Night follows Friday, October 17, also against Springfield.

November is comprised of four giveaway nights, including Rhode Island Reds Hat Night, Kid's T-Shirt Night, an additional T-Shirt Night and Zach Hamill Poster Night. Hamill enters his first full professional season after a productive stint late last season that carried over into the playoffs.

The first four home games of December will all feature promotions, beginning with Winter Hat Night, another annual favorite at the Dunkin' Donuts Center. That same weekend continues with Blake Wheeler Poster Night. Wheeler, a former first round pick of the Phoenix Coyotes, begins his pro career next season after three years at the University of Minnesota. Vladimir Sobotka Bobblehead Night kicks off the third installment of Providence Bruins Bobblehead Nights on Friday, December 12 versus Lowell. Sobotka appeared in 48 games as a rookie for the Boston Bruins a season ago before contributing in the postseason for Providence. Fellow top Boston prospect Tuukka Rask will be featured two nights later in the first of three Trading Card Nights. Rask was the starting goaltender for PlanetUSA in the AHL All-Star Classic as a rookie in 2007-08.

The promotions continue in 2009 with Zach Hamill Bobblehead Night, Vladimir Sobotka Poster Night and Blake Wheeler Trading Card Night in January. The month also features another Hat Night and Dunkin' Donuts Mug Night.

There will be a second Winter Hat Night in February, as well as Rhode Island Reds T-Shirt Night. Matt Hunwick Bobblehead Night is scheduled for Friday, February 13 against the San Antonio Rampage. The defenseman was a consistent presence on the Boston and Providence blue-lines throughout the 2007-08 campaign. The month concludes with Nate Thompson Trading Card Night. The captain Thompson is coming off of a career-year, setting career-highs in goals, assists, points and penalty minutes for Providence.

March features St. Patrick's Hat Night, St. Patrick's T-Shirt Night and the 2008-09 Providence Bruins Team Poster Night. The game on Friday, March 27 against the Manchester Monarchs is Adam McQuaid Bobblehead Night. The defenseman had a productive first season as a pro after four years with the Ontario Hockey League's Sudbury Wolves.

Providence Bruins Promotional Nights conclude in April with Keychain Night on Friday, April 3 as the P-Bruins host the Hartford Wolf Pack.

More information on Providence Bruins Promotional Nights will be available throughout the season as promotional nights are subject to change.

Providence Bruins season tickets, Flex Tix packages and single game tickets are on sale now for the 2008-09 season. To purchase tickets or for more information, call the P-Bruins ticket office at (401) 273-5000 or log on to the team website at providencebruins.com.