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Masked Morrison Trying to Stand Out

WILMINGTON, MA – At a Boston Bruins Development Camp featuring an unusually deep roster of six goalies, Adam Morrison finds a way to stand out. Those unfamiliar with the 21-year-old from White Rock, British Columbia simply need to look for the mask adorned with the visage of Simpsons’ villain Mr. Burns.

Morrison said his affiliation with the wheezy-voiced cartoon began in his first game of junior hockey, when his trainer mocked him to calm his nerves.

Kelly Ready for Four More Years – On June 15, 2011, exactly four months after being traded to Boston by the Ottawa Senators, Chris Kelly joyously hoisted the Stanley Cup with his Bruins teammates in Vancouver. And while his first full season with the club didn’t have a similar happy ending, the 31-year-old center is excited to have four more years with the Black and Gold to try and claim Lord Stanley’s silver once again.

Summer Workouts Have Started – Boston Bruins defenseman Dennis Seidenberg no longer has to worry about shutting down opposing forwards, but that doesn’t mean his work is getting any easier.

Seidenberg and his wife, Rebecca, just recently added a baby boy, Breaker, to a family that already includes daughters Story and Noah Grace. The new addition adds a silver lining to the end of the Bruins season, but the Bruins defenseman hinted that he would still rather be on the ice.

“There’s been a lot of parenting going on on my part, which I haven’t been able to do throughout the season, so that’s a good thing,” he said. “It’s a lot of fun but, on the other hand, it would have been nicer to still be playing.”

Memorial Cup Update: 05.28.12 – The Shawinigan Cataractes defeated the London Knights 2-1 in overtime Sunday to claim the Memorial Cup Championship. 

Shawinigan became only the second team in Memorial Cup history to win the title after playing in the tiebreaker game. They captured the first championship in team history by winning three games in four nights.  

Forward Anton Zlobin scored both goals for the Cataractes, with the game-winner coming nearly 18 minutes into overtime. Teammate Michael Chaput was the top scorer for the tournament and earned MVP honors.

Unique Workouts for Ference — Boston Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference is not going to have much time to relax on the couch this summer, thanks to a steady dose of Krav Maga workouts and triathlon training.

Ference began using the Israeli self-defense system a couple years ago in order to diversify his training. He noted that traditional workouts don’t always prepare hockey players for all aspects of the sport.

“I’ve used it for training camp…just to kind of sharpen my mind up and get some reaction and some quick thinking under my belt before hockey started because I felt I’ve been spending so much time in the gym and just doing really structured workouts,” he said. “You get stronger, but I feel like you lose the quick thinking that hockey takes.”

Memorial Cup Update: 05.23.12 – Boston Bruins prospect Jared Knight and the London Knights clinched a spot in the Memorial Cup semifinals with a 4-1 victory over the Edmonton Oil Kings Tuesday night.

Forward Austin Watson, a 2010 first round pick of the Nashville Predators, was named the game’s first star after scoring his second goal of the tournament. London goaltender Michael Houser, the OHL Most Outstanding Player of the Year, allowed only one goal on 21 shots faced.

The Memorial Cup is Underway – Bruins prospect Jared Knight and the OHL champion London Knights opened up Memorial Cup play this weekend with games against the Saint John Sea Dogs and Shawinigan Cataractes.

On Saturday, Knight recorded one assist in his team’s 5-3 victory over the defending Memorial Cup champion Saint John Sea Dogs. The 5’10”, 185-pound wing was the 32nd overall pick for the Bruins in 2010 and is an alternate captain for the Knights. Following the game, he expressed what the win meant for the team.

“This is huge, I mean especially against Saint John, but it’s just one game,” he told “We have to stay focused and stick to our game plan.”