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P-Bruins Season Recap – The Providence Bruins 2011-12 season came to an end on a high note with a 3-2 win over the Portland Pirates on Sunday, April 15.

The Bruins went 3-2 in the final five games to finish with a 35-34-7 record – which left them 12th in the Eastern Conference and out of the playoffs for the third straight season.

Forward Carter Camper’s 18 goals and team-high 30 assists landed him atop the team’s scoring chart with 48 points, while forward Craig Cunningham led the team with 20 goals and had 16 assists. Forward Josh Hennessy was second on the team with 19 goals and 22 assists for 41 points.

Prospects Thrive in Postseason — While most of the Boston Bruins prospects’ season has come to an end, four players are still trying to help their team capture a championship trophy.

Two B’s prospects, Jared Knight of the London Knights and Tyler Randell of the Kitchener Rangers will go head-to-head in the OHL Western Conference Finals in a best of seven series to reach the J. Ross Robertson Cup Finals.

The series begins Thursday, April 19 at London at 7 p.m.

Prospects: Regular Season Review

The New England Hockey Journal’s Kirk Luedeke contributes an in-depth feature to the Boston Bruins Prospect report every edition. — The 2012 NHL playoffs are underway and with that, here is a final quick look at the Boston Bruins prospects under age 25 after the 2011-12 regular season.

Prospect Report: Knight – Currently sitting in first place in the OHL’s Western Conference, the London Knights are closing in on a stellar campaign, but there’s still more work to be done.

There’s just three games left in the regular season, and if the Knights win out they will be the only team in the league to reach the 50-win plateau.

Leading that effort is Boston Bruins prospect Jared Knight, who has 25 goals and 26 assists (51 points) in 49 games played.

Boston Bruins Prospect Notes & Roundup – 2011 Bruins draft picks Alexander Khokhlachev and Dougie Hamilton finished the 2012 World Jr. Championship with a silver and bronze medal, respectively. 

Russia dropped the gold medal game to Sweden in a 1-0 overtime loss after winning a rousing 6-5 semi-final game over Canada that saw Hamilton and his mates score four third period goals to nearly tie the game late. Khokhlachev or “Koko” tallied a goal and assist in that game, while Hamilton did the same.

Both players finished the tournament with solid performances, earning praise from scouts and observers. Hamilton played the last two minutes and change with Canada down by one score, showing the kind of faith head coach Don Hay had in his two-way ability. 

Prospect Report: Cross – It‟s been nearly five years since defenseman Tommy Cross was selected by the Boston Bruins (35th overall, 2007) and the Boston College captain has had some time to sharpen his game while playing for an elite NCAA program. 

“I‟m a completely different player right now,” Cross said. “I‟m much more mature, bigger and stronger and my skating is a little better. I‟ve been more consistent and that comes with growing. 

"I‟ve had time to develop and grow at BC, and it‟s been a great place for my development.” 

Prospect Report: Cunningham – With 41 games under his belt in Providence, Craig Cunningham is well into his first professional season in Black & Gold. 

However, like any first year player, Cunningham is dealing with the new realities that come with progressing from junior hockey to the AHL. 

“I didn‟t realize how tough the league really is and how tight it is,” said Cunningham , selected by the Boston Bruins as a 97th pick overall in the 2010 NHL entry draft. “It takes a bit of time to adjust, but slowly I am adjusting and trying to get better each day.”