ROCHE RELEASED BY PROVIDENCE

Forward Tallied One Assist in Three Games for P-Bruins

Providence, RI - The Providence Bruins, in their 18th year in the American Hockey League, announced that they have released forward Kenny Roche from his Professional Tryout Agreement. With the move, the P-Bruins have 24 players on their roster, including 14 forwards, eight defensemen and two goaltenders.

Roche, 26, was recalled by Providence on January 15 from the ECHL's Charlotte Checkers, where he began the season with 27 points (16g, 11a) in 33 games. The fourth-year pro appeared in three games for the P-Bruins, registering an assist on January 16 in Providence's 3-2 overtime loss to the Hartford Wolf Pack.

The South Boston, Massachusetts, native and four-year standout for the Boston University Terriers has enjoyed previous AHL experience with the Lake Erie Monsters and Hartford Wolf Pack, appearing in 35 games with seven points (2g, 5a) between the two squads. In his professional career, Roche has 84 points (37g, 47a) in 138 regular season games and five points (2g, 3a) in 12 postseason contests. The center was selected by the New York Rangers 75th overall in the third round of the 2003 National Hockey League Entry Draft.

Providence returns to action next weekend with two games, beginning Friday at 7:05 p.m. against the Lowell Devils for Dunkin' Donuts Mug Night. Mugs are free to the first 3,000 fans in attendance. After an off-day on Saturday, the P-Bruins host the Springfield Falcons on Sunday at 4:05 p.m. for Kids T-Shirt Night with shirts free to the first 1,000 kids 12 and under. To purchase 2009-10 season tickets, Flex Tix or individual game tickets, please call the Providence Bruins ticket office at (401) 273-5000 or log on to the team website at providencebruins.com.