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Keyser gets his first pro victory for Providence’s lone win of the week

It wasn’t a great week, but it ends on a high note.

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The Providence Bruins had an uneven week, but it ended on a high note.

The Bruins went 1-1-1 on the week, with the lone win coming Saturday against Belleville. In that game, Kyle Keyser earned the first win of his professional hockey career. He made 26 saves on the night, allowing 2 goals in the first and 2 goals in the third.

Here’s a quick look back at the week that was.

Wednesday at Laval: 5-4 shootout loss

The Bruins were down 4-0 after just one period, but managed to claw back and tie it late in the third. They ultimately fell in a shootout, but the salvaged point could be big come the end of the season.

  • Dan Vladar left this game with an injury, leading to Keyser being recalled later in the week.
  • Peter Cehlarik scored twice, while Brendan Gaunce and Paul Carey each scored one.

Saturday at Laval: 3-2 loss

This game was notable for the brutal hit thrown on Brendan Gaunce by Michael McCarron. Gaunce was concussed and taken off the ice on a stretcher; he’s now week-to-week.

  • Ryan Fitzgerald had a goal and an assist.
  • Alex Petrovic and Trent Frederic each had multi-point nights.

Saturday at Belleville: 7-4 win

The Bruins gave Keyser plenty of support in his first start of the season, with multiple goals in each period. Keyser didn’t have a stellar evening, but he got the job done.

  • Cehlarik had a goal and an assist.
  • Pavel Shen, Anders Bjork, Wiley Sherman, and Trent Frederic each had 2 assists.

Point leaders

  1. Anders Bjork: 7GP, 3G, 5A, 8PTS
  2. Peter Cehlarik: 4GP, 4G, 1A, 5PTS
  3. Paul Carey: 7GP, 3G, 2A, 5PTS
  4. Ryan Fitzgerald: 7GP, 2G, 3A, 5PTS
  5. Alex Petrovic: 7GP, 1G, 4A, 5PTS