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By: Mark Allred Follow Me On Twitter @BlackAndGold277
With a 3-1 victory and season sweep of the Utica Comets last night, the American Hockey League announced that Providence Bruins Head Coach Jay Leach will be the bench boss and represent the Atlantic Division at the 2018 AHL All-Star game. The first-year Head Coach of the top minor-pro affiliate of the Boston Bruins has done what it takes to properly develop prospects along with Assistant Coaches Spencer Carbery and Trent Whitfield to catapult the 21-8-2-0 Providence team to the top of the Atlantic Division and even better Eastern Conference.
— AHL (@TheAHL) December 30, 2017
Leach, a native of Syracuse, New York was a former Captain of the Providence Bruins and also at the NCAA level with the Providence College Friars. Jay becomes the 12th head coach of Providence dating back to 1992 when the AHL franchise moved the Maine Mariners from Portland, Maine to the state of Rhode Island. As an AHL Bruins player, Leach played in 209 career games contributing 11-21-32 numbers with 324 penalty minutes. Leach appeared in two National Hockey League games with the Boston Bruins only to get seven minutes in penalties on the score sheet.
Leach and his Providence team get back to work tonight and end the season-long eight game road trip when they travel to Belleville, Ontario with a matchup against the new AHL franchise Belleville Senators. The Sens have a record of 12-17-0-3 and have lost their last game 4-3 against the Laval Rocket in Belleville and are 2-7-0-1 in the last ten games. Puck Drops from Yardmen Arena at 7pm and is the last game of 2017 and the team returns to the Dunkin” Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island after a month-long road trip next year on January 5, 2018, when they host the Hartford Wolf Pack.
Support Your Baby B’s!!!
If you’d like to watch tomorrow’s stars today, I highly suggest you take advantage of the cheap tickets and family atmosphere that’s available at every Providence Bruins home game at the Dunkin Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island. You can get ticket information and other great info by clicking HERE to enter the official Baby B’s website.
Also, if you do happen to go and support the team at the Dunk, be sure to stop by the Providence Bruins Fan Club table behind sections 101 and 102. Fantastic season ticket holders and Fan Club volunteers Jenna Labush, Rhonda Labush, and Steven Labush are always there with other valued members to help with any information and questions. You can also use the address below or visit the Official Fan Club page on the Providence Bruins website by clicking HERE. Follow the Baby B’s Fan Club on Social Media!
PO Box 40963
Providence, RI 02940