P-Bruins Win and Prospects in College Hockey Tournaments

Boston Bruins, Providence Bruins, Jakub Lauko #13 (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)
Boston Bruins, Providence Bruins, Jakub Lauko #13 (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images) /

The Providence Bruins, the minor league affiliate of the Boston Bruins, had their roster raided by the big club, but that didn’t stop them from continuing their winning ways Monday afternoon.

On Saturday, Boston called up goalie Jeremy Swayman, forwards Greg McKegg and Anton Blidh, then Sunday, rookie defensemen Jack Ahcan and forwards Karson Kuhlman and Oskar Steen joined their American Hockey League teammates on the Bruins four-game road trip to Pittsburgh and Buffalo.

With goalie Dan Vladar already in Boston, Providence coach Jay Leach was left with a much different-looking roster against the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, but that didn’t stop the P-Bruins from doing what they’ve pretty much all season.

Callum Booth started in the net for Providence and stopped 36 of the 38 shots on the net by the Sound Tigers to pick up a 5-2 victory at the New England Sports Center in Marlborough, Massachusetts.

Defensemen Tommy Cross had two goals for the P-Bruins, while Brady Lyle, Robert Lantosi, and Pavel Shen also scored. Lyle also recorded two assists.

Providence is 10-2-1 this season and has a very impressive plus-19 goal differential. The P-Bruins are off until Saturday when they travel to the XL Center in Hartford, Connecticut to face the Hartford Wolf Pack at 1 p.m.

Bruins prospects in college conference tournaments.

Bruins prospect Quinn Olson, a third-round pick in the 2019 Entry Draft at No. 92, and his University of Minnesota-Duluth teammates won their opening game in the National Collegiate Hockey Conference Saturday night in overtime, 5-4, over Western Michigan.

Monday afternoon, the Bulldogs were eliminated from the tournament with a 3-2 loss to St. Cloud State University. In 26 games this season, Olson, a sophomore, had three goals and seven assists.

Trevor Kuntar, picked in the third round of last season’s draft and No. 89 overall, and his Boston College teammates beat the University of New Hampshire Sunday, 3-2, in a Hockey East quarterfinal round. In 21 games this season as a freshman, Kuntar has six goals and four assists.

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The top-ranked Eagles will host the UMass-Lowell Wednesday afternoon in a semifinal at 4:30 p.m.