10th Annual Halloween Visit
Patrice Bergeron and his fellow teammates hosted their 10th annual Halloween visit via Zoom. Bergeron, four-time Selke winner, and 2011 Stanley Cup champion has been the mover and shaker of both the Annual Halloween Visit and the Annual Toy Drive for the team. However, with COVID-19 and rules put in place, another plan had to be put into place. Bergeron found that solution through Zoom.
Tuukka Rask (Oscar the Grouch), Charlie Coyle (Ernie), Jeremy Lauzon (Super Grover), Sean Kuraly (Bert), Anders Bjork (Abby Cadabby), John Moore (The Count), and Brandon Carlo (Cookie Monster) with Bergeron as Elmo did their best to do the voice of their character and entertain the kids. The kids voted Bjork’s costume of Abby to be the best one with Bergeron’s Elmo as a close second.
Charlie Coyle and Chris Wagner Team up with Boston PD Hockey Team and Commissioner
Last week Charlie Coyle and Chris Wagner teamed up with Commissioner, William Gross, and the Boston Police Hockey Team at Roxbury’s Boy and Girls Club to spend Halloween with the kids. It was an outdoor event, but everyone practices safe distancing.
The event included pumpkin decorating (donated by Lambert’s Fruit Center), Halloween music, and games, including street hockey with newly donated Bruins-themed Franklin equipment from the Boston Bruins Foundation and BFit program.
Pups and Pucks
Yup, it’s that time of year again! The 8th Annual Pucks & Pups calendar is out. Featuring Bruins players with their own dogs or dogs from shelters that need to be adopted. The fundraiser is sponsored by PetSmart and proceeds go to both the Bruins Foundation and the MSPCA.
Wags Creates A Beer for Charity
Earlier this year, Chris Wagner teamed up with Harpoon Brewery and created, “Don’t Poke the Bear” beer. For beer lovers, “Don’t Poke the Bear” is a light golden ale that is brewed with black money and a golden malt. Which is said to have a citrus aroma with a biscuit, honey, and lemon zest taste.
The Corey C. Griffin Foundation was given a portion of the proceeds from the beer and Harpoon and Wags donated $49,526 to the foundation which helps supports underprivileged youths and those with medical challenges. Griffin was well known on the Boston sports scene, helping to run the annual NHL Alumni Pro-Am while also being an instrumental part in creating the Ice Bucket Challenge before his tragic passing in 2014 at the age of 27.