The Providence Bruins will be part of a celebration of the 75th anniversary of the American Hockey League this weekend.
Providence will wear throwback Providence Reds jerseys in a two-game set against Springfield Friday and Saturday. The P-Bruins will host the Falcons in the Friday night game, which is also the season-opener for both clubs.
While the Providence Bruins are only in their 19th season, the Providence Reds were part of the original AHL and served as a farm club for Boston for many years before changing affiliations a few times through the 70s. The ‘Kraut Line’ of Milt Schmidt, Woody Dumart and Bobby Bauer played for the Reds at one point, as did ‘Mr. Zero’ Frankie Brimsek.
The P-Bruins will auction off the jerseys on their Web site starting Monday.