Please note the practice is closed to the public.
WIN TICKETS TO OPENING NIGHT: The Boston Bruins Foundation is raffling off four (4) loge tickets for the home opener on October 20 against the New Jersey Devils. Visit bruinsrafflies.org to purchase your raffle tickets today! Tickets can be purchased until noon on October 18. All net proceeds will benefit the Boston Bruins Foundation.
THIS WEEK'S NEWS, NOTES AND NUMBERS…
STAT OF THE WEEK: Of the nine multi-point scorers on the Bruins this preseason, seven are under the age of 24 (Ryan Spooner , Austin Czarnik , David Pastrnak , Colin Miller , Seth Griffith , Jake Debrusk, Danton Heinen ).
QUOTE OF THE WEEK: "He's finishing in style and you don't see that too often. A lot of times when people retire, the game's kind of caught up to them big time, but not him. He doesn't seem to have missed a beat here. So, it's pretty impressive the way he's handled this and what he has done." - Head Coach Claude Julien on retiring Red Sox DH, David Ortiz
TWEET OF THE WEEK (WEEK 4): @HacksWithHaggs (Joe Haggerty, CSNNE) Master of Understatement Brad Marchand on the World Cup experience: "It went pretty well, I think."
HONORABLE MENTION: @GlobeKPD (Kevin Paul Dupont, Boston Globe) "Never visited Racine, QC, before. Until my GPS decided to take me for ride on ret. from Quebec City. Of course, I blame the Habs."
2016-17 BOSTON MEDIA TWEET OF THE WEEK LEADERBOARD:
@GlobeKPD (Kevin Paul DuPont, Boston Globe): Week 1, Week 2
@_TyAnderson (Ty Anderson, hockeybuzz.com): Week 3
@HacksWithHaggs (Joe Haggerty, CSNNE): Week 4
UPCOMING GAMES AND BROADCAST INFORMATION: The Bruins kick off their 2016-17 campaign on October 13 when they travel to Columbus to take on the Blue Jackets. Preseason action concludes on Saturday, October 8 as the Bruins take on the Flyers at TD Garden. Below is the broadcast information for next week's games.
Saturday, October 8: Bruins vs. Flyers, TD Garden, 5 p.m., TV - NESN, Radio - 98.5 The Sports Hub
Thursday, October 13: Bruins at Blue Jackets, Nationwide Arena, 7 p.m., TV - NESN, Radio - 98.5 The Sports Hub
Saturday, October 15, Bruins at Maple Leafs, Air Canada Centre, 7 p.m., TV - NESN, Radio - 98.5 The Sports Hub
TRAINING CAMP PRESENTED BY AT&T: The Boston Bruins are currently holding their annual Training Camp, presented by AT&T. Practices are held at the Warrior Ice Arena (80 Guest Street, Brighton, MA, 02135) and will be open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis with the exception of their practice on Tuesday, October 11 which will be closed to the public. The Bruins will play one more game during the upcoming camp at TD Garden (10/8 vs. Philadelphia, 5 p.m.)
BEHIND THE B SEASON 4, EPISODE 2 TO AIR TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11 AT 8 PM: The New England Emmy Award winning series Behind the B returned for its fourth season on Monday, September 26. Behind The B, which is narrated by Worcester, MA native Denis Leary, gives fans an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the Bruins players, coaches and front office throughout the 2016-17 season. In the season's first episode, the B's draft Boston University defenseman Charlie McAvoy, Matt Beleskey and David Pastrnak visit China and David Backes shows fans his hometown in Minnesota. Behind the B won the New England Emmy Award for "Best Sports Series" in 2016. You can watch the season premiere by clicking here.
Season 4, Episode 2: Tuesday, October 11, 8 p.m.
BRUINS ACADEMY: The New England Emmy Award winning series is a fast-paced, educational, Black & Gold-themed program created for youth who love the game of hockey. One 30-minute episode will air per month on NESN, and the first 10 episodes can be viewed on www.BostonBruins.com and on the Bruins mobile app. Watch Episode 10 here. In the next episode, Torey Krug gets a pitching lesson, Colin Miller hits the links, Joe Morrow shows off his unique collection and the players share their craziest autograph stories.
Season 1, Episode 11: Saturday, October 8, immediately following Bruins vs. Flyers
INDIVIDUAL TICKETS: Catch the beginning of the Boston Bruins 2016-17 season live at TD Garden. A limited number of loge and balcony seats are now available for the Home Opener on vs. the Devils on Thursday, October 20 at 7 p.m. and other games this season. To purchase visit BostonBruins.com/tickets.
7-GAME PLANS: Due to sold-out 5-Game and 6-Game Plans, the Boston Bruins have just released new 7-Game Plans. Explore these packages today at BostonBruins.com/GamePlans.
GROUP TICKETS: Gather your group of 10 or more together and take advantage of discounted group pricing - saving you and your group up to $30 per person. To learn more or to purchase your group tickets visit BostonBruins.com/Groups.
SKATE & SKI: The Bruins have partnered with 98.5 The Sports Hub and Loon Mountain to bring back Skate & Ski. For select games from October through December, if you purchase a Bruins ticket you will receive a complimentary ski pass to Loon Mountain, New England's most-accessible mountain. Make sure to get yours before passes run out. Visit BostonBruins.com/skateandski to learn more.
BRUINS SUITES: Don't miss the excitement of the Bruins season opener. Limited suites are available. Accommodating 18 to 60 fans, suites are the ideal spot to catch the game with a group and feature private amenities including in-suite catering options and more. For additional information, visit BostonBruins.com/suiterentals or call 617-624-1847.
HOCKEY FIGHTS CANCER PRESENTED BY LAHEY: Join the Bruins in supporting current cancer patients and survivors on Tuesday, October 25 for our Hockey Fights Cancer presented by Lahey. Puck drops at 7 p.m. For opportunities to learn more please visit BostonBruins.com/hockeyfightscancer.
PROSHOP: Stop by the ProShop powered by Reebok on Level 2 of TD Garden to Gear Up for the Season and shop the best brands including Old Time Hockey and Reebok's Center ice. Largest selection of B's & C's gear. For store hours and additional information visit BostonProShop.com.
LITTLE BRUINS LEARN TO PLAY PROGRAM: The Little Bruins Learn to Play program presented by Friendly's Restaurants, in partnership with the National Hockey League and National Hockey League Players Association, will begin its third season in October. The Little Bruins Learn to Play program is an initiative designed to introduce the game of ice hockey by overcoming affordability barriers that limit involvement at the beginner level in an effort to increase participation in youth hockey and grow the game. Over 1,200 youth players will have the opportunity to participate at one of 24 locations across New England. Each participant will be outfitted with gear from head-to-toe and receive four weeks of on-ice instruction for $100. In addition, each player will get a custom fitting at TSR Hockey. The Little Bruins program has helped to increase hockey participation, and over 60% of the youth hockey players who participated in the Little Bruins program last year subsequently enrolled in organized hockey. The Little Bruins program is open to children ages five to eight. Registration for the program will open on September 21 at 10 a.m. on www.BostonBruins.com/littlebruins on a first come, first serve basis.
BRUINS ON SOCIAL: If you don't already, be sure to follow the Boston Bruins on all social channels:
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OFF THE ICE & AROUND TOWN…
I.C.E. SCHOOL SYMPOSIUM
WHAT: On Saturday, October 8, from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., the Boston Bruins I.C.E. (I Can Excel) School Program will be holding their first ever symposium for teachers from across New England.. Committee members will be speaking on topics such as student motivation, time management, lesson plans, spirit days, etc. Each teacher that preregistered will receive two complimentary tickets to the Bruins vs. Flyers game at 5 p.m.
WHEN: Saturday, October 8, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
LOCATION: TD Garden
UPCOMING PRACTICE SCHEDULE & MEDIA AVAILABILITY
-(Warrior Ice Arena, 80 Guest Street, Brighton, MA, 02135)
-All times are local to where the practice or game is taking place
-Practices at Warrior Ice Arena are open to the public
-Schedule is subject to change
Saturday, October 8 (TD Garden, Boston, MA)
-No pregame skate
-Preseason Game vs. Philadelphia Flyers, 5 p.m. (TD Garden, Boston, MA)
Sunday, October 9
Monday, October 10 (Warrior Ice Arena, Boston, MA)
-Practice, 10:00 a.m.
Tuesday, October 11 (Warrior Ice Arena, Boston, MA)
-NHL Media Day at Warrior Ice Arena
Wednesday, October 12 (Warrior Ice Arena, Boston, MA/Columbus, OH)
-Practice, 10:30 a.m.
-Travel to Columbus
Thursday, October 13 (Columbus, OH)
-Pre-Game Skate, 11:30 a.m. (Nationwide Arena, Columbus, OH)
-Game at Columbus Blue Jackets, 7 p.m.
Friday, October 14 (Toronto, Canada)
-Practice in Toronto, TBD
Saturday, October 15 (Toronto, Canada)
-Pre-Game Skate, 11:30 a.m. (Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Canada)
-Game at Toronto Maple Leafs, 7 p.m. (Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Canada)
2016-17 PRESEASON STATISTICAL LEADERS
1. D. Heinen, 3
T-2 A. Czarnik, 2
T-2. D Pastrnak, 2
T-2. R. Spooner, 2
1. D. Backes, 5
T-2. J. DeBrusk, 2
T-2. C. Miller, 2
1. D. Backes, 5
T-2. A Czarnik, 3
T-2. D. Heinen, 3
T-2. D. Pastrnak, 3
T-2. R. Spooner, 3
T-1. D. Backes, 6
T-1. D. Heinen, 6
3. J. Morrow, 3
1. J. Morrow, 7
2. J. Hickman, 5