Monday, October 3, 2011

This Date In Providence Bruins History: October 3-4

October 3, 1997
John Grahame wins his debut in the P-Bruins cage as his praetorian guards scrape out enough to claim their first-ever meeting with the Hartford Wolf Pack, 5-3, at the Providence Civic Center.

October 4
1996: Peter Laviolette makes his debut as the team's player/assistant coach in a 3-2, opening night loss to the defending Calder Cup champion Rochester Americans. Laviolette would see action in 41 games during the season before retiring and accepting an offer to coach the ECHL's Wheeling Nailers.

2009: Trent Whitfield and Andy Wozniewski each pick up a goal and two assists while Jeff LoVecchio and Brad Marchand each tune the mesh twice to win the season opener, 6-2, against Springfield at The Dunk. Dany Sabourin turns over 21 out of 23 shots to win his debut in the Providence cage.