John Dunleavy, a member of the MDSC Self-Advocate Advisory Council and an employee of the Boston Bruins Foundation, coached the Bruins Alumni to victory against the MDSC All-Stars in the 10th Annual grudge match. Here's John's pre-game speech.
1954 Boston's Leo Labine scored three goals (in a span of 4:22) and added three assists in a 6-2 win over Detroit, at Boston Garden. Labine picked up five points in the second period to tie an NHL record.
Marlborough – Business leaders from across the region gathered at the Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel Nov. 19 for the Marlborough Regional Chamber of Commerce (MRCC) annual meeting luncheon.
The event featured guest speaker Rick Middleton, a former star for the Boston Bruins during 1976-1988. Middleton regaled the audience with stories of his impressive career that saw him score nearly 1,000 points. A three time all-star, Middleton also played for several years with the New York Rangers prior to joining the Bruins.
Middleton also commented on one of the most difficult Bruins games he ever played in – the infamous “too many men on the ice” game versus the Montreal Canadiens in 1979. During that game, he recalled, the Bruins were leading against their hated rivals with less than three minutes to go. But sadly, as all Boston fans know all too well, a line change gone wrong resulted in a “too many men on the ice” penalty. The Canadiens took advantage of the situation and went on to win the game in overtime, allowing them to advance to the Stanley Cup finals, and ultimately winning their fourth consecutive championship.
Middleton also recounted his experience as a coach for the US National Sled Hockey Team (Paralympics) in 2002. In spite of never coaching before and having no experience with sled hockey, Middleton was able to turn a team in disarray into one that won the gold medal at the 2002 Salt Lake Paralympics.
“Working with them was the biggest thrill of my life in hockey,” he said. “Disability is the wrong word for them. They are phenomenal athletes.”
Prior to Middleton’s speech David McCay, of Mirick O’Connell and the chair of the MRCC Board of Directors, gave a brief overview of the chamber’s prior year.
Highlights included, he said, 70 new members who had joined; a total of $5,000 in scholarships given to local high school seniors; organizing the city’s Heritage Festival; and partnering with the city and Marlborough Economic Development Corporation on a myriad of events. The chamber also celebrated its 90th anniversary in 2014.
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1902 Hall of Famer Eddie Shore born in Fort Qu'Appelle, Sask. Shore played in the NHL 1926-27 through 1939-40 with Boston and the New York Americans.
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Posted Nov. 25, 2014 @ 2:01 am
The SouthCoast Panthers recently took on the Boston Bruins alumni at Hetland Ice Arena.
The evening started with U14 player Skylar Samanica singing the national anthem, accompanied by flag bearer and Pee Wee player Maximus Lague. Five-year Letty Nelson accompanied by her brother, Squirt player Josh Nelson, for the puck drop.During the first half, the Bruins alumni dominated the South Coast Panther coaches. In the second half, the Panthers made an exciting comeback. John Kerney, coach of our Squirt A/Pee Wee B2 team, scored a hat trick. Captain and Squirt B coach Jamie Charrier spoke on behalf of all the coaches, saying “This was just a great experience for all the coaches and they would do it again in heartbeat.”
Manager of the Boston Bruins alumni, Bob Cormier said the Bruins “loved coming out to New Bedford and they look forward to being invited again.”The South Coast Panthers raised over $5,000 for this event and said they couldn’t have done it without all of their program sponsors, especially major sponsors Dicks Sporting Goods, Fay’s too Restaurant and Corner Sports. -
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Former Boston Bruins player Murray Oliver died Sunday after a heart attack, he was 77. Oliver played for the Bruins during the 1960/61 to 1966/67 seasons. He played in 426 games, scoring 116 goals with 214 assists for 330 points for the Bruins. He was an All Star during the 1963, 1964, 1965, and 1967 seasons. He broke into the NHL with the Detroit Red Wings and was the runner-up to Bill Hay of the Black Hawks for the the Calder Trophy in 1959/60 after scoring 20 goals for the Red Wings. After the Bruins he played for the Toronto Maple Leafs and Minnesota North Stars.
On This date in 1935 Former NHL goalie Eddie Johnston born in Montreal, Que. Johnston played in the NHL 1962-63 through 1977-78 with Boston, Toronto, St. Louis and Chicago. After retiring, he became an NHL coach and GM.
1960 Boston's Don McKenney scored three goals and an assist, and Vic Stasiuk had five assists to lead the Bruins to a 6-4 win over Detroit in Boston.
On the walls above the players’ cubicles within the Bruins dressing room at the Garden are photos of each ex-Bruins star who is in the Hockey Hall of Fame. That includes players such as Jacques Plante, Brian Leetch, Guy Lapointe and Paul Coffey, each of whom played virtually their entire careers elsewhere and had brief stints in Boston near the end of their careers.
Excluded are a handful of guys who were all-time great Bruins, notably Terry O’Reilly, who personified the B’s requisite values of hard work, toughness and over-achieving, but didn’t have the credentials to earn induction into the Hall of Fame in Toronto.
Also left out is a Bruin great who does belong in the Hall: Right winger Rick “Nifty” Middleton.
“Oh, yeah, he absolutely belongs in the Hall of Fame,” said former Bruin Peter McNab, now a Colorado Avalanche TV analyst. “He was a great, great player. He should be in.”
Middleton was with the Bruins from 1976-1988. His career statistics: 1,005 games, 448 goals, 540 assists, 988 points — plus 45-55-100 totals in 114 playoff games. One of the most skillful and creative Bruins ever, he was also one of the finest defensive forwards of his time.