BostonBruins.com – The Boston Bruins Foundation Bike Team is gearing up to participate in the 33rd annual Pan-Mass Challenge, the bike-a-thon that raises money for cancer research at the Jimmy Fund and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
The weekend-long ride from August 4-5 raises more money for charity than any other event in the country, and is the single largest contributor to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. This year the organizers hope to raise $36 million, and reach a total of over $374 million in their 33 years of service.
BOSTON, MA – On Wednesday, August 1, Bruins alum and 1980 Olympic gold medalist Dave Silk will be visiting the Boston Bruins Summer Camp presented by Stonyfield Farm at Armstrong Arena in Plymouth, MA to help lead the on-ice instruction.
The Scituate, MA native played parts of two seasons with the Bruins from 1983-85, registering 20-22=42 totals in 64 games, and most notably helped Team USA achieve gold in the 1980 “Miracle on Ice.”
BostonBruins.com – At 21 years of age, Jordan Caron is working towards earning a full-time role for the B’s. The Bruins forward says that being around hard-working farmers in his rural corner of Quebec inspired him to work hard and leave everything on the ice.
The Sayabec native can also draw inspiration from his workout partner, Patrice Bergeron, who knows what it takes to hit the NHL scene at a young age.
Quebec City, QC – Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron won an Olympic gold medal one year, a Stanley Cup the next, and most recently the Frank J. Selke trophy for demonstrating an elite grasp on both sides of the puck.
QUEBEC CITY, Quebec — It might be famous for its fortifications, but Quebec City’s walls hold no metaphorical value in terms of its people, whose hospitality seems boundless.
Case(s) in point: the capital of le belle province boasts two Bruins as current inhabitants, and both Patrice Bergeron and Jordan Caron’s willingness to show us around their home away from Boston was yet another major impetus to our packing up computer and camera to head north.
Like their B’s brethren in Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, both Bergeron and Caron showed immense pride in being from their province and went out of their way to make sure that bostonbruinsTV’s cameras captured the essence of their home.
BOSTON, MA - Bruins fans and alumni boarded the M/V Provincetown II on a pleasant summer evening Wednesday night for the sixth annual Boston Bruins Harbor Cruise, hosted by the Boston Bruins Foundation and Bay State Cruise Lines.
Guests lined the World Trade Center Pier to set sail for a night out on the Harbor, with all proceeds benefiting the Bruins Foundation’s bike team for the Pan-Mass Challenge in early August to raise money for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
BOSTON, MA – Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today, July 25, that the club has entered into an affiliation relationship with the South Carolina Stingrays of the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL). Under the affiliation arrangements, the Bruins will be able to designate players within their development system for assignment to the Stingrays during the 2012-13 season. (Click here to read the team’s official release.)
Bruins forward Rich Peverley played his first professional season with South Carolina in 2004-05, registering 30-28=58 totals and 72 penalty minutes in 69 games.
BostonBruins.com – The Bruins locker room is comprised of players from all over the world. So it should come as no surprise that bostonbruinsTV was able to catch up with Prince Edward Island native, Adam McQuaid, in a wet and windy Charlottetown – the largest city in the smallest province of Canada, and the birthplace of the Confederation.
BostonBruins.com — The Bruins feel as if their core group is capable of another Stanley Cup run and on Tuesday, General Manager Peter Chiarelli spoke about Head Coach Claude Julien’s role in Boston’s success.
CHARLOTTETOWN, Prince Edward Island — My understanding of the B’s Adam McQuaid was perfectly illustrated during a drive from Charlottetown to Cornwall on a blustery, rainy afternoon.
I asked the defenseman if his career had been enhanced by his upbringing on Prince Edward Island and he looked out the window of his truck, noticed farmers working out in the open on a nasty day and said, earnestly, with a slight shrug, “When you see these guys working in the fields on a rainy day, it makes it seem pretty easy to give 100% and leave it all on the ice.”
None of that exchange was surprising to these ears or eyes, but the setting of the statement just underlined the blueliner’s obvious love of this island and it’s population as well as McQuaid’s own desire to be true to his roots.
To a room filled with members of the media, GM Peter Chiarelli professed that the Bruins had no hesitation in signing Coach Julien to the new contract and committing to keeping him behind the bench of a B’s squad that includes the nucleus of the 2011 Cup team.
Julien echoed this sentiment in his own opening statement to the press, making known his commitment to the Bruins and the Hub of Hockey.
“I’m extremely happy to remain here in Boston,” he said. “Love the organization, love the city.”
“When I first came here, my goal was to try and win a Stanley Cup here in Boston. We’ve accomplished that. Now my goal is to win another Cup for this Boston franchise.”
BOSTON – On Tuesday, July 24, the Boston Bruins will host Mayor Thomas J. Menino as a special “When You Read, You Score” guest reader at Codman Square. Mayor Menino will be reading “Baby Brains: The Smartest Baby in the Whole World” to 150 Boston children. Following the reading, the Mayor and the Bruins mascot, Blades, will hand out Bruins goodie bags with books provided by ReadBoston to each of the children in attendance.
BOSTON, MA - The Boston Bruins announced that they have reached a multi-year agreement on terms to extend their contract with CBS RADIO Boston, which has been the radio home of the Bruins since the 1995-96 NHL season (read the full release here).
All Bruins games will continue to be broadcast on “98.5 The Sports Hub” (WBZ-FM) along with thirty-minute pre- and post-game shows. “98.5 The Sports Hub” debuted on Thursday, August 13, 2009 as the only FM station of its kind in the Boston area, airing B’s games since the 2009-10 season. The Bruins and CBS RADIO Boston also announced that “98.5 The Sports Hub” will extend “The Hockey Show” to a two-hour weekly broadcast.
HALIFAX, Nova Scotia – Thanks to numerous preseason games in the Metro Centre, for those of us working on the Bruins travel party — and especially those of us who traveled hither and yon to cover the B’s Cup parties last summer — Halifax has become a veritable home away from home.
But for Brad Marchand, Halifax is home and the B’s forward intends to make Nova Scotia his offseason base for the foreseeable future.
“It’s nice,” said Marchand, as he drove through the city’s streets after a brutal day-starting workout. “I live outside of town so I can come in and do my training and then, for the most part, I’m with my family the rest of the days.”