Brown’s Farnham Released By P-Bruins


McKelvie Returns to Providence; Farnham Released


Providence, RI – The Providence Bruins, in their 20th season in the American Hockey League, today announced that the Boston Bruins have reassigned defenseman Zach McKelvie to the Providence Bruins from the Reading Royals of the ECHL. In a separate transaction, forward Bobby Farnham has been released from his amateur tryout agreement.


McKelvie, 27, was reassigned to Reading on March 30. During his latest stint in Reading, McKelvie recorded three assists in five playoff games before falling to the Elmira Jackets two games to three. In38 games with Providence this season, McKelvie has recorded a goal, assist and 46 penalty minutes. The defenseman is a 2009 graduate of the United States Military Academy. The Brighton, Minnesota native notched 14-42=56 totals in four years with the Black Knights (AHA). Signed to a one-year contract in July, McKelvie originally signed with the Bruins in 2009, however contractual obligations with the US Army prevented him from moving forward with his hockey career at that time. He captained the Black Knights during his senior season, scoring 17 points and a career-high five goals. In 2009, the defenseman was selected as a first-team All-Atlantic Hockey Association all-star for the second consecutive year and named the Beukema Award winner as the Black Knight's MVP. The 6'2″, 200 – lb defenseman won the fastest skater competition at the Frozen Four in 2009.


Farnham, 23, was signed to an amateur tryout agreement on March 3. In three games with Providence the forward recorded four penalty minutes. Farnham is a four-year product of Brown University, where he recently completed his senior season for the Brown Bears. As an assistant captain this season, the forward tallied a career-high 13 assists in 31 games, adding eight goals for a career-high 21 points. In four collegiate seasons, the North Andover, Massachusetts, native totaled 54 points (23g, 31a) and 128 penalty minutes in 129 contests.

The P-Bruins return to The Dunk Friday to face off again with the Sound Tigers.  The puck drops at 7:05 p.m. for New England Ambulance Keychain Night, which are free to the first 2,000 fans. The club is on the road in Albany on Saturday before returning to The Dunk on Sunday. The P-Bruins will close out the 2011-12 regular season at 4:05 p.m. versus the Portland Pirates. The first 1,000 fans will receive a free Team Poster courtesy of Vintage Graphic Solutions and University Orthopedics. To purchase our special ticket offers or for more information, call the Providence Bruins ticket office at (401) 273-5000 or log on to the team website at