Wednesday, October 5, 2011

This Date In Providence Bruins History: October 5

1999: Paying their first visit to Le Colisee for their first confrontation with the new Quebec Citadelles, the defending champion P-Bruins improve to 3-0-0 with a 4-1 win.

2001: As all other 26 AHL teams do, the P-Bruins precede their season opener by honoring the memory of former player Mark Bavis, along with all of the other victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. They also celebrate the country by wearing American Flag jerseys in the midst of beating the visiting Albany River Rats, 4-2, in their first game at the newly rebranded Dunkin Donuts Center.

The P-Bruins also debut a few newly acquired veterans, such as enforcer Dennis Bonvie and former Hartford Wolf Pack forward Tony Tuzzolino, along with touted rookies Bobby Allen and Andy Hilbert, both of whom chip in a goal.