Boston Pride standouts Corinne Schroeder & Élizabeth Giguère will be guest skaters for the Boston Bruins Alumni on April 22nd
Boston Pride standouts Corinne Schroeder & Élizabeth Giguère will be guest skaters for the Boston Bruins Alumni season finale on April 22nd (2:00pm) at Warrior Arena. The game will benefit Michael J. Edgett Memorial Fund.
The Bruins Alumni lineup will be bolstered by the addition of Tuukka Rask, who will be skating for the second time this season (see roster below). Rask will play the RW on an "All Goalie" Line with Reggie Lemelin and Andrew Raycroft.
Recorded 22 points in 18 goals as a rookie with the Boston Pride last season.
The 25-year-old Quebec native was a national sensation for the last five years as she dominated the collegiate level. During her time at Clarkson University from 2017-21, Giguère broke the freshman scoring record and then some with an unsurpassable 71 points in just 41 games, then scored the overtime winner in the 2018 NCAA National Championship game. As a sophomore, she was a finalist for the prestigious Patty Kazmaier Award in 2019 after producing 73 points in 40 games, then won the award the following season as a junior in 2020 to cement her status as the top women’s collegiate hockey player in the nation with 66 points including 37 goals in 37 games. She served as captain of the Golden Knights as a senior and became the program’s all-time leading scorer with an incredible 233 points in 137 games played. Additional accolades from her career at Clarkson include the ECAC Hockey All-Rookie Team (2018), ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Year (2018), selection to the ECAC Hockey First Team All-League (2018 & 2020), CCM/AHCA Hockey Second Team All-American (2018), USCHO.com Player of the Year (2019), CCM/AHCA Hockey First Team All-American (2019 & 2020), ECAC Hockey Second Team All-League (2019), ECAC Hockey Player of the Year (2020), and ECAC Hockey Best Forward (2020).
Giguère added an additional 62 points in 40 games during the 2021-22 season as a graduate transfer at University of Minnesota-Duluth. The CCM/AHCA Hockey Second Team All-American led the Bulldogs in scoring and brought her team all the way to the Frozen Four final. Her 295 career points in 177 games rank sixth in all-time NCAA Division I history.
Schroeder was the Premier Hockey Federation Rookie of the Year, recording a 1.67 GAA, 19 wins and seven shutouts.
The Elm Creek, Manitoba native came to Boston in 2017 to play hockey for Boston University where she started 91 games over four seasons with the Terriers. She posted a career .925 save percentage in those four years, including eight shutouts. Accolades from her BU career include Hockey East Second Team All-Star (2019-20), Hockey East Third Team All-Star (2018-19), Hockey East All-Rookie Team (2017-18), Hockey East All-Academic Team (2019-20, 2018-19, 2017-18), AHCA All-American Scholar (2019-20, 2018-19), and National Goaltender of the Year Award Watch List (2020-21). Schroeder completed a graduate season at Quinnipiac University during the 2021-22 season where she recorded 15 wins, six shutouts, a goals-against-average of 1.44, and a remarkable .951 save percentage along with a career-high 73 saves in one game. Schroeder was named the Bobcats’ Women’s Hockey MVP and was a candidate for the NCAA’s Women’s Goalie of the Year award.
Schroeder also has experience at the national level with Team Canada. In 2017, she won a silver medal at the IIHF U18 Women’s World Championship.
Representing Cross Insurance, Tony Cabana has made a huge impact on the Bruins Alumni and the Warrior for Life Fund.
By Casey Holland
The game of hockey is a special sport, played by children and adults alike. Yes, it is a sport where scores are kept, with winners and losers, but hockey can also provide a therapeutic outlet for one’s day-to-day pressures. Hockey can be more therapeutic for some than others, as is the case within the Naval Special Warfare (NSW) community, home to the Navy SEALs, who for over 20 years have been the tip of the spear in the United States war on terror. Hockey has become an integral part of this community’s toolbox for coping with extended deployments in hostile environments, post deployment assimilation, loss of friends, sleep issues, injuries, and the long lasting effects of combat.
While stationed at the Naval War College in Newport Rhode Island, then 36yr old Navy SEAL Commander (Cmdr.) Ryan Croley, a lifelong Detroit Red Wings fan, decided it was time to learn how to play hockey. Cmdr. Croley purchased equipment, joined a league at the newly built University of Rhode Island Boss Arena, and quickly realized there were benefits to playing hockey beyond the physical. After completing a nearly 18-month deployment and
training rotation Cmdr. Croley jumped back on the ice and recruited his SEAL brothers to join him at 6:00am, twice a week, at the local rink. Word spread and participation grew to the point where it was clear these morning skates were providing a much needed outlet for the NSW community. In 2012, with support from the Navy SEAL Foundation, Cmdr. Croley founded the Virginia Beach Hockey Club (VBHC) to formalize the program, increase involvement of the NSW community, and help grow the game in the Virginia Beach /
Hampton Roads Virginia area, home to the highest population of active duty, retired military, and Gold Star families in the country. Cmdr. Croley also started the Challenge Sled Hockey program for military, first responders and civilians unable to play standup hockey. In 2019, with support from the Boston Bruins Alumni, the VBHC was rebranded the Warrior for Life Fund to professionalize and widen the reach of the programs.
John Horrigan interviews Rick Middleton, Bruce Shoebottom and Ken Hodge, Jr. at the 2022 Boston Bruins
By Casey Holland
Boston Bruins Alumni Intern
Nichols College '25
When you think about what retired hockey players do on a random Tuesday in June what do you think about? Well lets see, what is close to hockey minus the cold and skates? Golf sounds perfect. And what happens when more than 30 Bruins Alumni get together on a beautiful day at a beautiful course? Well let's just say, there were lots of laughs, conversations and memories made across the board for all of the alumni that attended.
On Tuesday June 22, 2022 the Boston Bruins Alumni Association held a very special outing for the Bruins Alumni players. Located at the Sacconnesset Golf Club in Falmouth, MA, the Bruins Alumni Association hosted the Alumni Golf Day and it was a very successful day catching up with all of our alumni. Throughout the day we had the “voice” of the Bruins Alumni, John Horrigan, interviewing all of the Alumni for a future presentation of Boston Bruins Alumni TV!
The golf outing featured most of the participating Bruins Alumni team members and staff, along with first-time participants like Tukka Rask, Chris Wagner and Bruce Cassidy.
John Horrigan’s interviews from the Tresca Bruins Alumni Post Game Show after a 2022 game to benefit the Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Congratulations to this great group and their coach Rick "Nifty" Middleton!
Thank you to all who voted!
John Horrigan talks with ex-Bruin Frank Simonetti and Capt. Ryan Croley prior to a recent Bruins Alumni game to benefit the Warrior for Life Fund.
Jean Yves Roy Interviewed by John Horrigan at a recent Bruins Alumni game in Kingston MA.
Roy was a member of the Canadian 1994 Winter Olympics ice hockey team, winning a silver medal. He would also play professionally in the National Hockey League with the New York Rangers, Ottawa Senators, and Boston Bruins.