The Providence Bruins today announced a time change for one of their home games at the Dunkin Donuts Center. The game Saturday, February 16, 2019 vs the Charlotte Checkers that was originally scheduled for 7:05pm will now face-off at 8:05pm.
The new AHL season is less than 40 days away, and that means a new P-Bruins team will soon be assembled. With roster turnover rampant in minor league sports it can be challenging to track where players on last year’s team ended up, so here is a look at which former P-Bruins will be in new uniforms this season
The Providence Bruins announced today that tickets for all home games at the Dunkin Donuts Center are now on sale at ProvidenceBruins.com. Each game features a special offer as well as a unique theme or giveaway item.
The Providence Bruins have announced the team’s 2018-19 regular season home opener, which will be played Saturday, October 6 at 7:05pm against the Laval Rocket at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center. In the 26-year history of the franchise, Providence is 14-9-2-1 in their home opener. For the first time since the 2013-14 season, this will not serve as their regular season opener as the team begins the year October 5 on the road.
When Boston sent defenseman Dougie Hamilton to the Calgary Flames, the final piece of the trade was the 52nd overall pick in the 2015 NHL Draft. With that selection, the Bruins took Jeremy Lauzon out of the QMJHL who began his professional career with Providence in 2017. Lauzon was captain for the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies before joining the P-Bruins for their 2017 Calder Cup Playoff run. He never skated during the postseason due to injury however and made his pro debut during the 2017-18 season.
Coming off a season in which he was named P-Bruins Rookie of the Year, Peter Cehlarik returned to Providence for 2017-18 looking to build on a promising campaign. A shoulder injury that required offseason surgery ended last year prematurely for the winger as he missed the final 15 games of the 2017 Calder Cup Playoffs. A hard-worker who is always one of the first guys at the rink, Cehlarik rehabbed well from the injury and was ready for the start of his second professional season.
It is not hard to notice Anton Blidh when he is on the ice as the third year forward is always throwing his body around. A sixth round pick out of Sweden in 2013, the 25-year old has been a nice find for the organization as a physical third line left wing. He made his NHL debut last season as a bottom-six forward for the Bruins but spent most of the season with Providence. This season all but one of his games came at the AHL level as he brought his energetic style to the rink every night en route to a career year.
When Chris Breen signed with Providence in 2014, he immediately provided a veteran presence on the team’s blueline. A traditional stay-at-home no nonsense defenseman, Breen’s game is all about using his size and strength to keep opponents away from the net and stop their offensive chances. Breen doesn’t put up a ton of points but offense is secondary to his defensive efforts. That was on display in his first two years as despite averaging just 11 points he had a rating of +17 over those seasons.
Expectations are always sky-high for any first round pick, but those expectations are magnified when that pick is made by the Boston Bruins. Add in the fact that the first round pick was acquired as the centerpiece of the Dougie Hamilton trade, and Bruin fans expect the player to be a superstar immediately. Of course, that is not fair to ask of someone who wasn’t even 20 years old, but that is the situation Zach Senyshyn found himself in. Boston drafted him 15th overall in the 2015 NHL Draft while he was with the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds of the OHL and he was one of the team’s three straight first round picks that season (Jakub Zboril and Jake DeBrusk)