Frank Simonetti Discusses the Warrior for Life Fund and the October 26, 2019 Alumni Game vs. the New York Rangers
On the anniversary of Ace's tragic passing on 9-11-2001, teammate Rick Smith recalls Ace and his legacy carried on by the Ace Bailey Children's Foundation.
Bruins and Rangers Alumni to Square Off in the "Alumni Classic Faceoff for Heroes" Game on October 26, 2019
The Warrior for Life Fund, in partnership with the Boston Bruins Foundation, is pleased to announce the inaugural Alumni Classic-Face Off for Heroes hockey game between the Boston Bruins and New York Rangers Alumni will take place 1:00pm on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at Bentley Arena in Waltham, MA.
The Alumni Classic-Face Off for Heroes game benefits the Warrior for Life Fund & Navy SEAL Foundation Hockey Programs with NHL Hall of Famer’s Ray Bourque, Joe Mullen, Brian Leetch, Glenn Anderson, Jean Ratelle (coach), Brad Park (coach) & Rod Gilbert (coach) as well as Bruins and Rangers notables Rick Middleton, Reggie Lemelin, Ken Linseman, Bob Sweeney, Andrew Alberts, Dave Shaw, Andrew Raycroft, Bruce Crowder, Frank Simonetti, Tom Songin, Ken Hodge Jr., Mike Mottau, Mark Mowers, Dan LaCouture, Adam Graves, Ron Duguay, Brad Richards, Brian Mullen, Jeff Beukeboom, Stephane Matteau, Jay Wells, Steve Eminger, Tanner Glass, Colton Orr, Tom Laidlaw and Steve Valiquette anticipated to attend.
Warrior for Life Fund: The Warrior for Life Fund supports programs and infrastructure that help military families from all service branches cope with the unique challenges of combat, extended deployments, disabilities and the long-lasting effects of war through the game of hockey.
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Today we remember the life and career of the fun-loving Boston Bruins Goaltender Jim "Seaweed" Pettie, who passed away on August 31, 2019 at the age of 65.
A 9th round draft pick by the Bruins in 1973, Seaweed played in 118 games with the IHL Dayton Gems between the 1973-74 and 1975-76 seasons.
During the 1975-76 season, Pettie went 12-3 in the post season to lead the Gems to the Turner Cup championship.
As a goalie, Seaweed was rambunctious and combative as illustrated in that 75-76 campaign, when he amassed 145 minutes in penalties -- the fifth-highest total on the team. Teammate Steve Langdon recently said: “I would say he was probably the toughest goalie to ever play the game.”
The Bruins promoted Pettie in 1976-77 season, placing him with the AHL Rochester Americans, where he would play 43 games while posting an excellent record of 26-15-1. During that year he also played one NHL game with the Bruins — a victory over Bobby Orr and the Chicago Blackhawks.
At the start of 1977 training camp, Pettie was roomed with author George Plimpton, who was doing research for his upcoming book, "Open Net." Because of that, Pettie was often referenced in the book.
After another stint in Rochester, Pettie was up with the Bruins for most of the 1978-79 season, going 8-6-2 in 19 games as the back-up to Gilles Gilbert and Gerry Cheevers. This would be Seaweed’s final tour in the NHL.
In retirement he remained in the Rochester area and was active with the Amerks Alumni.
Bruins legend and Alumni President Rick Middleton joins us today to recall Seaweed Pettie and his unlikely role in, what was almost, one of the Bruins all-time most historic goals.
Full Episode: Pro Hockey Alumni Podcast
Bruins Alumni Rick Middleton, Frank Simonetti, Glen Featherstone and David A. Jensen took part in a rewarding anti-bullying street hockey event at Whitinsville Christian School in Whitinsville, MA. The program was targeted to grades 6-8 and the WC students were cooperative, inquisitive and attentive. The event was held in conjunction with Hockey Cares, Inc and DAJ Hockey.
The presentation took place in WC's "classic" gym and later the players toured the spectacular expanded gymnasium, easily won of the most modern and impressive such facilities in Central Massachusetts.
In addition to the players, the event was facilitated by Shawn Horgan, Brian Schofield, Mark Willand and the professional and friendly Whitinsville Christian faculty and staff.
Video: Bruins Alumni Game to Benefit the HUG Foundation - Pre Game Ceremonies and Kevan Joyce Tribute
Bruins Alumni Tribute to Kevan Joyce at the HUG Foundation game in Rockland
Dec. 12, 1978: John Wensink scored his first career hat trick to lead the Bruins to a 7-3 victory over the Vancouver Canucks, at the Boston Garden