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P-Bruins sign two out of the Canadian Hockey League, extend Joel Messner

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Some minor moves for your Thursday!

Sherbrooke Phoenix v Blainville-Boisbriand Armada Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images

The Providence Bruins made a few roster moves earlier today, all of which were announced by the parent club.

First, the team signed defenseman Joel Messner to a one-year contract extension. Messner played 59 games with the Atlanta Gladiators of the ECHL this season, recording 8 goals and 29 assists. He played 32 games for Providence last season.

Next, the P-Bruins added two new faces to the mix, both from the Canadian Hockey League: defenseman Brady Lyle and forward Alex-Olivier Voyer were each signed to two-year AHL contracts.

Lyle spent last season with the Owen Sound Attack of the Ontario Hockey League. He’s 20 years old, 6’ 1” and 203 pounds.

He’s been with Owen Sound since 2018, and has played in 184 regular season games. In those games, he has scored 42 goals and recorded 96 assists. He had a monster season this year, posting 22G-43A-65PTS in 62 games.

Voyer is 21, and spent the last two seasons with the Sherbrooke Phoenix of the Quebec-Montreal Junior Hockey League.

He’s had an interesting past two seasons, in that he’s posted the same number of goals and assists in each: 29G-29A in 68 games last season, and 44G-44A in 63 games this season.

This season’s 88-point effort is likely what got the Bruins’ attention. Voyer is 6’2”, 192 pounds.