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by Staff Writer / Boston Bruins
CHARITY AUCTION:  The Boston Bruins will host their 9th annual Charity Auction on Sunday, February 17 from 5:00 p.m. ET - 8:00 p.m. ET at Mantra Restaurant (52 Temple Place, Boston, MA 02111).  The Auction will benefit the Travis Roy Foundation.


The Boston Bruins Charity Auction is an upscale event held annually which gives  Bruins fans the opportunity to mix and mingle with the entire Bruins roster, coaching staff, management and alumni.  Guests enjoy cocktails and hors d'oeuvres while standing shoulder to shoulder with their favorite players.

The event features over 200 silent auction items that include one-of-a-kind sports memorabilia, gift certificates to restaurants and unique fan experience packages, as well as a live auction.  The live auction consists of creative packages such as the chance for your child to take their favorite Bruin to school.  Last year, Phil Kessel accompanied one lucky student to and from school in the Bruins Hummer and met with the child's classmates.

ROAD WORK:  The B's are in the midst of a five-game road trip and will play game three of this swing Tuesday night. Boston will head south to play the Carolina Hurricanes (2/19), Florida Panthers (2/21) and Tampa Bay Lightning (2/23)

CURRENT FIVE GAME ROAD TRIP:

DATE/OPPONENT/RESULT
02.13/ at PIT/ 2-1 W
02.15/ at TOR/ 4-3 OTL
02.19/ at CAR/ 7:00 p.m. ET
02.21/ at FLA/ 7:30 p.m. ET
02.23/ at TB/ 7:30 p.m. ET

AROUND TOWN:
02.17.08: On Sunday, February 17th the Boston Bruins Foundation will host their 9th Annual Boston Bruins Charity Auction to benefit the Boston Bruins Foundation and the Travis Roy Foundation at Mantra Restaurant.

The highlight of the evening is live auction. Some of the items scheduled to be included in this year's live auction include: "Show and Tell!"  Your son or daughter will be an All-Star when a Bruins player arrives in style in the Boston Bruins Hummer and brings your child to school.  The player will take your child to class, where he will hand out Boston Bruins gift packs, meet and greet the students and sign autographs.  Another package is "On the Road Again!" where you and a guest will join the Boston Bruins as they hit the road during the 2008-09 season. This road trip experience will include round-trip airfare for two on the Bruins team charter, hotel accommodations, and access to watch the Bruins morning skate, dinner and tickets to the game.

02.22.08: The Boston Bruins will host an NHL Street Hockey Clinic from 3-5pm at the Lowell Boys and Girls Club in Lowell, MA. Boston Bruins Foundation Director of Development, Bob Sweeney, will be on hand to teach techniques and lead participants in drills and a scrimmage. All equipment used during the clinic will be donated to the center to provide free of charge equipment to start new hockey programming.

The Boston Bruins and the New England Sports Museum have partnered to present the Stand Strong Character Search field trip program. During the morning of select Boston Bruins home game, field trip program students participate in a scavenger hunt designed to guide them through the museum and encourage them to utilize interactive exhibits and to examine artifacts. Interpretive panels relating to character in sports are spread through out the Museum.  Staff leads students through a discussion of the concepts of Determination, Courage, Fairness, Teamwork, and Responsibility.

The Boston Bruins have partnered with Village Automotive Group for their Keys to Success program.  The program aims to provide high school administrators with the tools to motivate students to achieve academic success.  Students have the chance to qualify for various prizes by exemplifying achievement of success in areas such as grade point average, improved attendance, tutoring, and volunteer work.  The grand prize is a car courtesy of Village Automotive Group, The Bruins have partnered with the program to provide incentives and to be involved with in-school rallies and events.

UPCOMING GAME AND PRACTICE SCHEDULE
(PRACTICE SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE)
Sunday, February 17 (Wilmington, MA)
-       Practice at Ristuccia Arena, 11:40 a.m. ET - 12:40 p.m. ET
Monday, February 18 (Wilmington, MA)
-       Practice at Ristuccia Arena, 10:00 a.m. ET - 11:00 a.m. ET
-       Travel to Raleigh, NC
Tuesday, February 19 (Raleigh, NC)
-       Pregame skate at RBC Center, 11:30 a.m. ET - 12:15 p.m. ET
-       Game at Carolina Hurricanes, 7:00 p.m. ET (TV: NESN, RADIO: WBZ 1030)
-       Travel to Sunrise, FL
Wednesday, February 20 (Sunrise, FL)
-       Practice at Incredible Ice (Coral Springs, FL) TBD
Thursday, February 21 (Sunrise, FL)
-       Pregame skate at Bank Atlantic Center, 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. ET
-       Game at Florida Panthers, 7:30 p.m. ET (TV: NESN, RADIO: WBZ 1030)
-       Travel to Tampa, FL
Friday, February 22 (Tampa, FL)
-       Practice at the Ice Forum (Tampa, FL) TBD

ON THIS WEEK'S BUZZ:  Check out NESN's weekly show "The Buzz" for the latest Bruins happenings on and off the ice.  This week is a "can't miss episode" as The Buzz visits WFNX 101.7 studios with defensemen Andrew Ference for his weekly radio segment, recaps the Beanpot finals and gives you a behind-the-scenes look at the latest Buzz promo with Bruins Mark Stuart, Shawn Thornton, Jeremy Reich, Milan Lucic and Buzz host Hazel Mae.  The Buzz airs at 6:00 p.m. ET on Saturday, February 16.

TEXT IN YOUR QUESTIONS
:  NESN encourages fans to text their questions on gamedays to NESN at 83733 to have them answered live by NESN analyst Andy Brickley during the game or by Bruins coaches and players during intermissions and postgame interviews.

MEDIA AND FAN INFORMATION LINE:  Call 617.624.1910 for the latest updates to the Bruins practice schedule.
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