Providence Bruins


Jan 25, 2019


Providence, RI – The Providence Bruins defeated the Charlotte Checkers Friday night 5-3 in their annual Military Appreciation night. The P-Bruins got goals from Frederic, Smith, Carey and Kuhlman while Zane McIntyre made his 26th start of the season in net.

Providence had a rough start during the first six minutes of the game when Charlotte’s Jake Bean and Steven Lorentz lit the lamp for the Checkers to give them a 2-0 lead. The P-Bruins stopped the momentum when Trent Frederic netted a goal for Providence at 9:02, shortly followed by a power play goal by Gemel Smith at 14:07. Frederic’s goal was assisted by Paul Carey and Smith’s goal was assisted by Mark McNeill and Frederic as Providence tied the game 2-2 after one.

The P-Bruins took the 2nd period by storm when Paul Carey killed off a Providence penalty at 2:33, beating Callum Booth by netting a short handed goal. Kyle Cumiskey earned the only helper on the play and the P-Bruins took a 3-2 lead. Charlotte made a change in net after the third goal, pulling Booth in favor of Scott Darling. Providence played tight defense for the remainder of the period and brought a 3-2 lead into the second intermission.

Providence continued their turnaround in the 3rd period when Trent Frederic tallied another goal for the P-Bruins at 7:46. Charlotte tried to make a comeback when Jake Bean netted their third goal, but that is as far as they got. Karson Kuhlman scored the last goal at 16:03, with helpers Jordan Szwarz and Kyle Cumiskey finishing out the game with a 5-3 lead.

McIntyre stopped 24 shots in his 15th win off the season. Booth stopped 7 shots before getting pulled while Darling stopped 8 after entering in the second period. Providence was 1-2 on the power play and 3-3 on the penalty kill. The P-Bruins are back in action tomorrow night at the Dunk, when they take on the Springfield Thunderbirds at 7:05pm in their final game before the All-Star break.

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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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