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Courtnall Recalled by Providence

February 25, 2013 - American Hockey League (AHL) Providence Bruins

Providence, RI - The Providence Bruins, in their 21st season in the American Hockey League, announced today that forward Justin Courntall has been recalled on loan from the South Carolina Stingrays.

This marks the forward's second recall to Providence. After being recalled on January 11 and skating in two games for the Bruins, Courtnall was returned on loan to South Carolina on January 18 and has since appeared in 17 games for the Stingrays, recording three points (1g, 2a) and 38 penalty minutes. Courtnall has recorded a total of seven points (3g, 4a) and 74 penalty minutes in his 35 games with the ECHL club this season. The 6'3", 210-pound left wing has appeared in three games thus far for the Bruins this season.

Originally drafted by Tampa Bay in the seventh day of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft, the 23-year-old finished his collegiate career with 13 points and 104 penalty minutes. A native of Victoria, BC, Courtnall is the son of former Bruins forward Geoff Courtnall and the nephew of Russ Courtnall, veterans of 17- and 16-year NHL careers respectively.

The Bruins return to The Dunk on Friday, March 1 versus the Worcester Sharks. The puck drops at 7:05 p.m. for Pom Pom Night. The first 2,000 fans in attendance will receive free pom poms courtesy of Dunkin' Donuts.

Providence Bruins ticket packages are on sale now for the 2012-13 season. To purchase tickets or for more information, call the P-Bruins ticket office at 401-273-5000 or log on to the team website at www.providencebruins.com .

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The Providence Bruins, established in 1992, are the top affiliate of the 2011 Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins. The Providence Bruins have enjoyed much success over their history. The team won the American Hockey League's Calder Cup championship in 1999 and boasts 10 former players on the 2011 Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins. In addition to accomplishments on the ice, the Providence Bruins were fourth-best in attendance in the AHL in 2011-12 and are the best-attended minor-league hockey team in New England.

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