Providence Bruins

Jan 11, 2018


Providence, RI – To kick of 2018 calendar year, the Providence Bruins have shaken up the roster with a number of player transactions. So far in January, Boston has loaned two players to Providence while the P-Bruins have assigned players to both the ECHL and WHL.

On January 1, Boston announced that Peter Cehlarik would be loaned to Providence after five games at the NHL level this season. Cehlarik was recovering from a lower body injury suffered on November 24th and had not played in Boston’s last 16 games while on injured reserve. Since returning to Providence, the 22-year old has scored two goals in three games, bringing his season tally to 8 points in 8 games for the P-Bruins.

Providence also received forward Anders Bjork on loan from Boston January 3, 2018.  Bjork is in his first professional season, moving on from his college career at the University of Notre Dame. He started the season in Boston where he recorded 12 points in 28 games.  This weekend he made his P-Bruins debut, playing in all 3 games and posting 2 goals and 2 assists.

It was not all additions for the team, as defenseman Ben Marshall was returned on loan to the Atlanta Gladiators of the ECHL January 2. While in Providence this year he played 10 games and provided two assists. The 25-year old previously played for the P-Bruins during the 2016-2017 season and in three games during the 2017 Calder Cup Playoffs. He returns to Atlanta where he has played in 20 games for the Gladiators this season, collecting 3 goals and 9 assists.

The second of the two Providence players who have been reassigned is 21-year old Jesse Gabrielle. He will return to a familiar situation in the WHL with the Regina Pats, a team he played for in the 2014-15 season. The rookie has made 21 appearances for the P-Bruins this season and had four points, notching a goal and three assists.

Providence is back in action tomorrow at the Dunk vs the Bridgeport Sound Tigers at 7:05pm and follow that up by facing the Sound Tigers in Bridgeport at 7pm on Saturday. They close out the weekend Sunday when the Springfield Thunderbirds come to town for a 3:05pm face-off.

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The Providence Bruins are the American Hockey League affiliate of the NHL’s Boston Bruins, playing their home games at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence, RI. Spanning more than 25 years, the Boston/Providence affiliation is one of the longest and most successful player development partnerships in professional hockey history.

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