The Ritchie Hockey Foundation, a non-profit scholarship fund established posthumously to honor Jason Ritchie, a beloved Winchendon School student and athlete who was tragically killed in a 2009 car accident, will host the Third Annual Boston Bruins Alumni vs. Winchendon/Ritchie Foundation All Stars Game on Saturday, February 7, 2015. Proceeds benefit the Jason Ritchie ‘05 Memorial Scholarship, an annual scholarship given to a deserving Winchendon student hockey player.
Bruins legends such as Ray Bourque, Rick Middleton, Terry O’Reilly, Bob Sweeney, Tim Sweeney, and Andy Brickley will be hitting the ice for our student athletes!
Who: The Ritchie Hockey Scholarship Foundation’s mission is to provide resources and mentoring to deserving young hockey players who share in Jason’s drive and dedication. The Boston Bruins Alumni team is a non-profit organization made up of past players of the Boston Bruins, including the legendary Ray Bourque.
What: Legends from the Boston Bruins Alumni hit the ice to raise funds for student athletes, including 2015 scholarship recipient, Winchendon School senior, Adam LeTarte ‘15.
When: Saturday, February 7, 2015
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Youth Goalie Clinic
12:30 p.m. -1:45 p.m. Winchendon Women's Varsity vs. Worcester Academy
2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Winchendon Men’s Varsity vs. Albany Academy
5:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m. - Winchendon School/Ritchie Hockey Foundation All-Stars vs. Boston Bruins Alumni
Where: The Winchendon School Ritchie Arena, 172 Ash Street, Winchendon, MA
Why: Participation in youth hockey promotes character, commitment, teamwork, persistence, selflessness, and sportsmanship. The Ritchie Hockey Foundation is committed to providing tools, training, and resources that allow young people to continue growing through hockey. The Boston Bruins Alumni Hockey game is the largest fundraiser for the Ritchie Foundation. The goal is to raise $150,000 through the February 7, 2015 game.
How: Visit http://www.lifeisenergy2015.myevent.com/ to:
ContactsThe Ritchie Hockey Foundation
Patrick Tevlin or Kelly Desgroseilliers, 978-297-7919
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GREENFIELD — Boston Bruins alumni will lace up their skates to benefit the Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Center Accessible Recreation and Sports program (CMARS).
Bruins alumni will face off against the Crotched Mountain Wild, a team of employees and friends of the center. The puck will drop at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 8, at the Sullivan Arena at St. Anselm College in Manchester.
The Wild will face an experienced team led by Bruins team captain Rick Middleton and a roster that includes Bruins legends Terry O’Reilly, Brad Park, Reggie Lemelin, Bruce Shoebottom and many other players for what will be an exciting game of hockey.
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Griffin Bouchard adding some fun to his fundraisers.The Hamilton hockey player and Miles River School sixth grader organized a holiday skate at the Pingree Rink, Dec. 26. The hour-long fundraiser raised $1,500, with all the proceeds going to Boston Children's Hospital's Concussion Prevention Research Center.“The skate went better than I expected,” Bouchard said. “ I raised more money than I anticipated.
The turnout was great, especially for the day after Christmas. We had approximately 75 people attend. I was happy that so many of my friends, hockey teammates and parents were able to attend.”Bouchard was originally inspired to host the event as part of his Life Skills class, where he had to complete a service-learning project under the direction of Mrs. Petrucci.An avid hockey player, Bouchard recently had both of his feet operated on at Boston Children's Hospital.
Now back on the ice, Bouchard wanted to give back to the sport he loves and Children's Hospital with the holiday skate.- See more at: http://middleton.wickedlocal.com/article/20150108/Sports/150107253#sthash.yc34HBJL.dpuf
FITCHBURG -- A crowd estimated at more than 500 turned out to the Wallace Civic Center Sunday afternoon to see a team of Leominster High Alumni (and a few invitees) take on the Boston Bruins Alumni in a fundraiser for the LHS Hockey Booster Club.
The game, which took eight months to organize, is the major revenue-generating event this year for the boosters.
"One-hundred percent of the money raised goes toward the players, both the varsity and the JVs," said Booster Club President Tony Urraro. "It pays for things like sandwiches on the bus and team-building parties. But sometimes, it also pays for the busses and ice time. With how the school budget is we try to help where we can."
Urraro said this is the fifth time the Booster Club has put on a benefit game with the Bruins Alumni, and each time the event has grown in attendance and in sponsorships.
Former Bruin Rick Middleton, president of Boston Bruins Alumni, said that with the addition of more ex-NHL players to the roster, the alumni have been able to assist even more charities this season.
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1942: Bill Cowley picked up two assists to become the NHL's all time leader in career assists, in a 6-4 Bruins win over the Black Hawks, at Chicago Stadium. The two assists gave Cowley 258 in his career, two more than Frank Boucher.
1986 Pat Riggin gained his first Bruins' shutout to lead Boston to a 4-0 win over the visiting Buffalo Sabres. It was the 11th (and final) career shutout for Riggin.
1973 Boston's Bobby Orr scored his 163rd career goal (in his 428th game), to break the NHL career record for goals by a defenseman, set by Red Kelly (in 846 games). Bruins lost 4-2, at St. Louis.
Happy 70th Birthday to Mike "Shakey" Walton, a key member of the Bruins 1971-72 championship team.
Mike was also an interesting cat. Here a four "Shakey" anecdotes from his days with the Bruins and the WHA Minnesota Fighting Saints.
From Greatest Hockey Legends:
" in his first full season with Boston he scored 28 goals and 56 pts. During the 1972-73 season Mike started very well, scoring 21 goals in his first 33 games, but then a bizarre accident happened in a St. Louis hotel. His team was to play against St. Louis and while the Bruins players were waiting for their bags to come up to their rooms some of them started fooling around on a balcony outside the room shared by Mike and Bobby Orr. One of the guys picked up a bucket of water that was on the balcony and tried to douse his teammates. Mike tried to get out of the way, tripped, and went through the plate glass doors that were there. He was cut from his chin to his knees and received over 200 stitches. He was stitched up by four doctors, lost five pints of blood needing a complete transfusion. One of the doctors even said that they almost lost him. Mike fully recovered and eventually finished the season with 25 goals and 47 pts in 56 games."