The Providence Bruins continued their recent hot stretch over the weekend, acquiring five out of six possible points to jump into sixth place in the Atlantic Division. Here is the recap of the weekend’s games.
Friday, January 11 vs. Hartford, 6-3 Win:
Trailing 2-0 after the first, whatever was said at intermission worked, as the P-Bruins stormed back in the second with four straight goals en route to a 6-3 victory over the Wolf Pack.
Peter Cehlarik scored 2:45 into the second, and was followed by Jordan Szwarz, Karson Kuhlman, and Anton Blidh before Peter Holland scored for Hartford. Mark McNeill scored in the third to put Providence up 5-3 before Chris Breen sealed it with an empty netter. Zane McIntyre made 15 saves on 18 shots.
Saturday, January 12 vs. Springfield, 4-3 Win:
If not for a late goal, the P-Bruins likely would have gone into overtime after blowing a three-goal lead against the Thunderbirds on Saturday. But, thanks to some late game heroics from newly acquired Paul Carey, they were able to sneak out of Springfield with two big points.
Cehlarik led the way with two goals and an assist, tying him with Gemel Smith for three points on the night. Trent Frederic scored the other goal for Providence and McIntyre made 19 saves on 22 shots.
Sunday, January 13 vs. Springfield, 3-2 Overtime Loss:
The P-Bruins saw their solid weekend come to a frustrating end on Sunday, as the Thunderbirds buried the game winner with one second left on the clock. Cameron Hughes and Smith scored the goals for Providence, while Dan Vladar made 38 saves on 41 shots.
If you’re interested, here is Dryden Hunt’s overtime winner:
Providence will play another three-in-three this coming weekend. They will host Springfield on Friday, travel to Bridgeport on Saturday, and close out the weekend with a Sunday matinee versus Hartford.
With five points over the weekend, the P-Bruins jumped into sixth place in the Atlantic Division and are one point behind the fourth-placed Lehigh Valley Phantoms and two points behind the third-placed Springfield Thunderbirds.
- Peter Cehlarik: 10 goals, 19 assists, 29 points in 37 games
- Paul Carey: 6 goals, 23 assists, 29 points in 31 games between Belleville and Providence
- Ryan Fitzgerald: 7 goals, 19 assists, 26 points in 36 games
Zane McIntyre: 12-8-3, 2.88 goals against average, 0.881 save percentage
Dan Vladar: 6-8-3, 2.81 goals against average, 0.899 save percentage
- Peter Cehlarik has five goals and two assists in his last four games.
- Gemel Smith had a goal and four assists over the weekend, and has 12 points in 12 games since getting sent down.
- Zane McIntyre has won his last four starts and six of his last eight.
- Trent Frederic dropped the gloves twice on Sunday.