Providence Bruins release 2017-18 schedule

Providence Bruins release 2017-18 schedule

Providence, RI – The Providence Bruins released the team’s 2017-18 regular season schedule today (Tuesday), highlighted by the home opener on Saturday, October 7 and each home game featuring a unique theme or giveaway item.

Providence kicks off the 2017-18 schedule with the Preseason Game & Fanfest at the Dunk on Saturday, September 30, featuring a preseason game and appearances by kids characters like Pikachu. The P-Bruins, who will play a total of 76 regular season games, will open the regular season on Saturday, October 7 at 7:05 against division rival Springfield for Opening Night in Providence, presented by Dunkin’ Donuts. The team then returns to the Dunk on Friday, October 13 for Pink in the Rink Night in support of the fundraising efforts of the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation. Other notable dates include Military Appreciation Night on Friday, January 26; Star Wars Weekend on Friday, March 23 and Saturday, March 24; and Fan Appreciation Day on Sunday, April 15 for the final game of the regular season. 

Providence will play 58 games within their Atlantic Division, matching up most with the Springfield Thunderbirds (14 games), Bridgeport Sound Tigers (12 games) and Hartford Wolf Pack (10 games). The P-Bruins have a three-game weekend home-stand December 8-10 and follow that up with a season-long eight-game road trip to cap off the calendar year. The team will welcome Syracuse back to the Dunk on Sunday, January 7 in their first matchup since being eliminated by the Crunch in last season’s Eastern Conference Finals. Providence will also welcome three new teams to the Dunk for inaugural matchups against the Belleville Senators, Binghamton Devils and Laval Rocket, and will play their first home game against the Charlotte Checkers since 2011.

In addition to fan favorite giveaways like Dunkin’ Donuts Mugs, rally towels, t-shirts and posters, the team will also host monthly character nights, featuring mascots and characters like the Minions, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Superheroes. Other theme nights include Star Wars Weekend on March 23 & 24 and Military Appreciation Night, honoring the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces, on Friday, January 26.

Notable Dates from the 2017-18 Regular Season Schedule:

Saturday, September 30: Preseason Game & Fanfest
Saturday, October 7: Opening Night in Providence (vs. SPR)
Friday, October 13: Pink in the Rink (vs. SPR)
Friday, January 26: Military Appreciation Night (vs. HER)
Friday, March 23 & Saturday, March 24: Star Wars Weekend (vs. LV)
Sunday, April 15: Regular season finale and Fan Appreciation Day (vs. SPR)

For a full schedule including promotions and giveaways, please visit

(release from Providence Bruins)