If you think the Providence Bruins are ice cold right now with their 2-5-1-1 record and three-game losing streak, just wait until Feb. 19.
That day the P-Bruins will meet the Connecticut Whale (aka the Hartford Wolf Pack until Nov. 27) at Rentschler Field in East Hartford in the second outdoor AHL game ever. It’s not exactly the Winter Classic at Fenway Park, but it’s a historic event nonetheless.
Last season, Syracuse and Binghamton met at the New York State Fairgrounds and set an AHL single-game attendance record with 21,508 patrons in attendance.
The game, which will start at 7 p.m. that night, will be the marquee event during Whalers Hockey Fest 2011. There will also be high school, prep and college games played on the rink, as well as a battle of Hartford Whalers and Boston Bruins alumni over the time period from Feb. 11-20.
The Boston Bruins are off that night, so fans will have no excuse for not heading down to support the future stars of the organization as they try to withstand the cold and “The Whale.”