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Jordan Binnington credits time in Providence for preparing him to face Boston in Stanley Cup Finals

2019-05-24T14:37:43+00:00 May 24th, 2019|

Jordan Binnington will start for the St. Louis Blues against the Boston Bruins in the 2019 Stanley Cup Finals. Interestingly, played for our Providence Bruins, the B’s American Hockey League affiliate last season and also received a nod to play in the AHL All-Star Game. At the start of last season, the Blues were sharing their [...]

Zellio Toppazzini’s Grand Nephew, Justin Williams, Leads Hurricanes into Battle with Bruins

2019-05-16T10:58:48+00:00 May 9th, 2019|

Carolina Hurricanes captain Justin Williams is not a Rhode Islander (and who knows if he’s ever even set foot in the Ocean State), but it’s worth noting that Williams is related to Rhode Island hockey royalty. The 37-year-old Williams, who will be in the spotlight when the Bruins meet the Hurricanes in the NHL’s Eastern [...]

Michael Spinks vs Harvey Bennett, Jr. Boxing in the City of Brotherly Love

2019-03-01T15:45:30+00:00 March 1st, 2019|

Back in the summer of 1977, Harvey Bennett, Jr. was coming off, perhaps, his most eventful professional season. He started the 1976-77 campaign with the Washington Capitals but was traded to the Philadelphia Flyers in November. During the season he was chosen to play alongside his brother, Curt, with the US National Team. The brothers [...]

“Class of 2019” Highlighted by the Election of the “Fathers” of RI Hockey

2019-02-25T14:00:55+00:00 February 25th, 2019|

On February 22nd, more than 7,500 were on hand at the Dunkin Donuts Center when the names and official portraits of the RI Hockey Hall of Fame’s “Class of 2019” were unveiled between periods of the game between the Providence Bruins and Bridgeport Sound Tigers. The 10 honorees include players, executives, educators and coaches, many [...]

RI High Schoolers Came to the Rescue When the Flu Turned the RI Reds Blue

2019-02-20T11:18:12+00:00 February 12th, 2019|

George “Butch” Keeling and Ed Yagnesak may not be household names in RI Reds’ history, but for about a week in October of 1957 they were the talk of all local hockey. That’s when the “Asian Flu” reached North American shores and effectively decimated the Providence Reds roster as it was about to start the [...]

Brian Boucher

2019-02-22T10:28:23+00:00 February 8th, 2019|

Inducted into the Mount St. Charles Hall of Fame in 2016 Inducted into the RI Interscholastic League Hall of Fame in 2017 Goaltender Brian Boucher was born on January 2, 1977, in Woonsocket. He began playing hockey at an early age and went on the star for Mount St. Charles before deciding to move to [...]

Brian Burke

2019-02-12T09:43:39+00:00 February 8th, 2019|

Inducted in to the Providence College Athletic Hall of Fame in 2016 Inducted in to the British Columbia Hockey Hall of Fame in 2016 While Brian Burke was primarily raised in Edina, Minnesota, in a family of 10 children, he was born in Providence, just a few short blocks away from the college that would [...]