he American Hockey League announced today that the Providence Bruins are the recipient of the AHL's 2011-12 President's Award. The President's Award is given annually to one AHL organization for excellence in all areas off the ice. A perennial leader in overall business growth and success, the Providence Bruins experienced another successful season in 2011-12.

"Our management staff is very proud of this achievement as it reflects upon the hard work of our entire front office staff, and speaks to the great partnerships we have with the Rhode Island Convention Center Authority, Dunkin Donuts Center senior management and the Boston Bruins." said Jeff Fear CEO of the Providence Bruins/Providence Sports + Entertainment. "Each season we maintain our focus on our core business principals; providing lasting fan experiences for our customers, high value and brand support for our corporate sponsors, and being a good corporate citizen in the community."

The Providence Bruins averaged 7,817 fans per home game during the 2011-12 season to rank fourth in the league in attendance and made an increase of 6.7 percent over the 2010-11 season. A top-10 club in attendance in each of its 20 seasons in the AHL, the Providence Bruins continue to grow their fan base year-after-year by providing family fun, affordable entertainment, which provides lasting fan experiences.
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