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By: Mark Allred Follow Me On Twitter @BlackAndGold277
When it came to Boston Bruins forward Matt Beleskey, the organization ran out of options with him on the National Hockey League roster with his decline in productivity. On December 15, 2017, after successfully passing through the waiver process, the 29-year-old forward was loaned to the American Hockey Leagues Providence Bruins in an attempt to rejuvenate his offensive capabilities. Matt took this demotion like a true professional and understood the things he has to work on to get back on the NHL Bruins roster as indicated in his tweet below when learning he was being sent to Providence.
Thank you to everyone for the support!over the last couple days . I’m really Looking forward to getting the opportunity to play the game, work hard and perform and the level I know I can! See you @AHLBruins soon!
— Matt Beleskey (@Matt_Beleskey) December 15, 2017
The 6′-0″ 203-pound Beleskey hasn’t been involved in an AHL contest since he spent three games with the Norfolk Admirals a former minor-pro affiliate of the Anaheim Ducks who drafted Beleskey in the fourth round of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft from Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia. In his first game back in the AHL with the top minor-pro affiliate of the Bruins, he went pointless with two shots on goal on December 16, 2017, in a game at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania against the Bears. In last night’s 6-4 loss to the hands of the Hartford Wolf Pack in game-four of the current 2017-18 season-long eight-game road trip, Beleskey got on the scoresheet with a 55-foot snipe to beat newly signed Wolf Pack goaltender Marek Mazanec and get his Providence team to a 2-1 lead in the first period assisted by defenseman Ben Marshall and veteran forward Josh Hennessy.
The Providence team is back in action tonight in Springfield, Massachusetts as they get set to face the Springfield Thunderbirds in game-five of the eight-game road trip. The 18-8-2-0 Bruins are 6-3-1-0 in games that are played on Saturday’s, and the B’s are 3-0-1-0 against a Thunderbirds team that Providence plays 14 times in the 2017-18 regular season campaign. The B’s are 8-2-0-0 in their last ten games and look to remain perfect against a struggling Springfield team that is currently at the bottom of the Atlantic Division and third to last in the Eastern Conference. The next game for the B’s will come after the holiday break when they travel to Utica, New York on Wednesday, December 27th with a contest against the Comets.
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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
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