Today the Providence Bruins trimmed up their training camp roster a tad by letting forwards Matthew Pistilli, Alden Hirschfeld and Justin Courtnall go after they performed in two pre-season games for the baby B’s. All three will head to the South Carolina Sting Rays of the ECHL, Pistilli on a PTO and Hirschfeld and Courtnall both on AHL contracts that they signed over the summer.
Along with the three forwards three defensemen will join the crew in South Carolina as each of them have reached the end of their tryout agreements. The three headed to the Rays are; Art Bidlevskii, Ryan Lowery and Damon Kipp. Goaltender Shawn Hunwick, has also been released from his tryout agreement and will report to South Carolina.
This leaves twenty-eight men left on the Bruins training camp roster, sixteen forwards, nine defensemen and three goaltenders. Their season is set to open on Friday, October 12 at 7:05 with their last pre-season game being tomorrow at 7:00PM. Their season opener is at the Dunk against the Manchester Monarchs, a team that last season the Bruins fell 4-6 to, three of those games being decided in a shoot-out and averaging two fights per game. Without a doubt this season opener should prove to be entertaining, especially with the glimpses of physicality we have already witnessed in the pre-season. Tickets are still available so if you haven’t gotten yours yet, be sure to order them here.