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By: Mark Allred | Follow me on Twitter @BlackAndGold277

Earlier this morning, Team Sweden announced their 2023 IIHF World Junior Championships roster for the upcoming games slated for later this month. Boston Bruins forward prospect Fabian Lysell who’s been heavily rumored to participate, will join his native Sweden club for the tournament held this year in Canada’s Atlantic Maritimes.

This year’s tournament was initially to be played in the country of Russia in the cities of Novosibirsk and Omsk was canceled due to the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine. This year’s locations bring the annual games to the eastern Canadian cities of Halifax, Nova Scotia, and Moncton, New Brunswick. The Halifax location will be held at the Scotiabank Centre, home of the QMJHL Halifax Mooseheads and is the largest multi-purpose facility in Atlantic Canada. The Moncton location is the Avenir Centre, a facility that opened in 2018 and is the home of the QMJHL Moncton Wildcats.

The 5′-11″ 176-pound Lysell was the B’s first-round selection in the 2021 National Hockey League Entry Draft held via a remote format due to the height of the Covid-19 pandemic. The 19-year-old Goteborg, Sweden native spent his first season of North American hockey last year in the Western Hockey League with the Vancouver Giants, where he excelled as an offensive threat posting 22-40-62 numbers in 53 games. Fabian also turned it up in the postseason for Vancouver, who had an impressive late-season stretch to secure one of the final 2022 WHL playoff spots. In 12 postseason games as a WHL rookie, Lysell contributed. 4-17-21 numbers.

This season as a rookie in the American Hockey League with the Providence Bruins, Lysell is one of the higher point-getters for the top minor-pro affiliate of the Boston Bruins. In 17 games in his first professional hockey season, Fabian sits in third place with 5-9-14 numbers on 36 shots on goal. Lysell has been working most of this season on a line with centerman and Providence’s leading goal scorer in all offensive categories, Vinni Lettieri, and second-year left winger Georgii Merkulov.

Lysell is expected to miss six Providence Bruins games for the B’s affiliate. While Fabian steps away, the Providence club will be fully involved in an eight-game road trip that starts against the Lehigh Valley Phantoms on Saturday, December 17th, 2022. With the World Juniors over on January 5th, 2023, Lysell could return to AHL regular season action on Saturday, January 7th, 2023, when the Providence team ends the aforementioned eight-game road trip when they visit the Bridgeport Islanders in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

Providence sits in the first position in the Atlantic Division with a 14-3-3-2 record and an AHL-leading 33 points. The top minor-pro affiliate of the NHL B’s is currently on a two-game winning streak and 5-2-2-1 in their last ten games. The AHL B’s are 7-2-2-2 at the newly named Amica Mutual Pavillion in downtown Providence, Rhode Island. Away from the home cooking, the Bruins are an impressive 7-1-1-0 on the road this season.

The AHL Bruins are back in action this Saturday night, December 10th, 2022, on the road against the Atlantic third-place Bridgeport Islanders team. The top minor-pro affiliate of the New York Islanders trails the Providence club by three points and has a decent home record at the Total Mortgage Arena at 8-3-0.

Providence Bruins Home Game Ticket Information

If you want to get ready for the 2022-23 Providence Bruins regular season home games at the Amica Mutual Pavilion, tickets are available exclusively through purchasing a 22-23 Providence Bruins Season Membership.

Fans can choose from Black Level (20 games), White Level (10 games), or FlexTix Season Memberships. To become a member and reserve seats, please visit providencebruins.com/memberships or contact CJ Tsoumakas at 401.680.4738 or tsoumakas@pseagency.com.
Single-game tickets can be purchased at the Providence Bruins’ official website at providencebruins.com.

Watch the Providence Bruins Home and Road Games Via Live Stream on AHLTV

Also, if any Boston or Providence Hockey fans want to watch the NHL Bruins’ top minor-pro affiliate in action, please go to theahl.com and get an affordable AHLTV package that suits your viewing needs. You can access every team in the AHL in the regular season and playoffs for $104.99, Full AHL regular season access with no playoffs for $84.99, or you can pay monthly for only $22.99, and there’s single-day access for only $7.99.

AHLTV also offers individual team packages of $64.99 for single-team Home and Away games in the regular season, $44.99 for the single-team away games, and finally, $44.99 to watch your team play at home for the upcoming regular season.