Wednesday, March 14, 2012

This Date In Providence Bruins History: March 14

1993: Jim Vesey’s hat trick and Jozef Stumpel’s four assists highlight a 6-4 road win over the Baltimore Skipjacks. The game is played before a light audience of 1,777 at Baltimore Arena, virtually presaging the Skipjacks’ demise at the end of the season. The parent Washington Capitals would transfer their prospects to Portland, Me., filling the void the P-Bruins/Maine Mariners themselves made.

1997: The Baltimore Bandits claim a 4-2 decision at the Providence Civic Center, thus winning their last confrontation with the P-Bruins before the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim transfer their prospects to Cincinnati.

1999: Four individual skaters sculpt a 4-0 lead in the first period and Eric Nickulas tacks on one apiece in the middle and closing frames for a 6-3 win over Springfield. With the win, the P-Bruins clinch first place in the Eastern Conference.

2003: Carl Corazzini inserts two goals en route to a 4-1 home win over Springfield.

2008: Trailing the host Manchester Monarchs, 2-0, at the end of the first period and 3-1 through the halfway mark of regulation, the P-Bruins rally to win in overtime, 4-3.

2009: Wacey Rabbit scores on both of his shootout tries, including an eighth-round game-winner to beat the Springfield Falcons, 2-1.