P-BRUINS RELEASE 2012-13 SCHEDULE

Providence Opens 21st Season vs. Manchester

Providence, RI - The Providence Bruins, entering their 21st season in the American Hockey League, today announced their schedule for the 2012-13 season. The P-Bruins will play a 76 game schedule led by head coach Bruce Cassidy and assistant coach Kevin Dean. The club will open the season on Friday, October 12 at 7:05 p.m., hosting Atlantic Division rival, the Manchester Monarchs at the Dunkin' Donuts Center.

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, October 21 which will begin at 1:05 p.m. and Sunday, December 9 which will begin at 4:05 p.m.

Providence will compete in the five-team Atlantic Division and will face their Atlantic Division rivals in 38 of the 76 contests on their 2012-13 schedule. The P-Bruins will face-off with the Monarchs and Worcester Sharks 12 times apiece, the Portland Pirates 10 times and the St. John's IceCaps four times.

The Black and Gold will also play each team from the Northeast Conference, which includes the Adirondack Phantoms, Albany Devils, Bridgeport Sound Tigers, Connecticut Whale and Springfield Falcons. In the East Division, the P-Bruins will play one home-and-home series with the Hershey Bears and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins as well as four contests versus the Norfolk Admirals.

Providence will see the most ice time in December and March, each with 13 contests scheduled. The club will play a season high seven home games in November and January, while hitting the road a high of seven times in December and March.

The P-Bruins' longest home stand is three games, which occurs twice throughout the season in November and January. The longest road stretch of the year is six games from March 27 to April 7, during which the club faces Portland, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, Hershey, Albany, Manchester and Connecticut.

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