Friday, October 7, 2011

This Date In Providence Bruins History: October 7

1999: Goaltender Maxime Gingras stops 31 out of 32 shots to win his P-Bruins debut with a 4-1 triumph over the Quebec Citadelles at Le Colisee. The win improves the defending Calder Cup champions to 3-0 on the year on the eve of their home opener.

2000: Exactly 52 weeks after raising their Calder Cup banner before a game against the Hartford Wolf Pack, the roles are reversed as the P-Bruins return to the site of their Game 7 loss in the Eastern Conference finals. But they turn the page and abolish an initial 3-0 deficit to thrash the defending champs and arch-rival, 9-4.

2001: The P-Bruins pay their final visit to the historic Hersheypark Arena. The host Bears move into the Giant Center to start the following season.