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Boston Bruins Week Ahead: September 15-22

Stay up to date on this week's news, notes and numbers

by Boston Bruins @NHLBruins / BostonBruins.com

THIS WEEK'S NEWS, NOTES AND NUMBERS…

 

STAT OF THE WEEK: 54 players are currently in Boston's training camp with a breakdown of 32 forwards, 16 defensemen and six goaltenders ... 28 were drafted by the Bruins, 16 were signed as free agents, five are signed to AHL contracts; three were acquired in trade and two were invited to camp on a pro tryout agreement.

 

QUOTE OF THE WEEK: "Unity - we just want to help out, we want to show how much we care about other states. I think it goes a long ways. Teams came together. [It] doesn't matter [that] we're going to be competing in the season … We know we can only do so much, but every little bit is hopefully going to [make] a difference to the families and those who are most affected by the hurricane." - Zdeno Chara on organizations coming together to raise funds for those impacted by Hurricane Irma.

 

TWEET OF THE WEEK (WEEK 1): @pastrnak96 (David Pastrnak): "Thank you @NHLBruins excited to be a Bruin for 6 years and especially Thanks to this lady I wouldn't be where I'm without her #Loveumom"

HONORABLE MENTION: @_TyAnderson (Anderson, WEEI): "Players to score 30G, 70P in Age-20 season (since 2005): Ovechkin, Malkin, Kopitar, Bergeron, McDavid, Stamkos, Pastrnak.

 

BOSTON BRUINS 2017 TRAINING CAMP SCHEDULE PRESENTED BY AT&T: Training Camp practices are open to the public at Warrior Ice Arena (90 Guest St., Boston, MA 02135), with doors opening at 9:30 a.m. each day beginning on Friday, September 15 through Sunday, September 17. For more information and FAQs, please visit http://bostonlandingdevelopment.com/sports-and-wellness/warrior-ice-arena/.

 

Friday, September 15 (Warrior Ice Arena, Boston, MA)

-Practice, Group A, 10:35 a.m.

-Practice, Group B, 1:05 p.m.

 

Saturday, September 16 (Warrior Ice Arena, Boston, MA)

-Fan Fest, 9:30 a.m.

-Practice, Group B, 10:15 a.m.

-Practice, Group A, 12:45 p.m.

 

Sunday, September 17 (Warrior Ice Arena, Boston, MA)

-Fan Fest, 9:30 a.m.

-Practice, Group A, 10:15 a.m.

-Practice, Group B, 12:45 p.m.

 

PRESEASON BROADCAST SCHEDULE: The Boston Bruins preseason broadcast schedule is as follows:

9/19 vs. Detriot, 7 PM: 98.5 The Sports Hub

9/21 vs. Philadelphia, 7 PM: NESN, 98.5 The Sports Hub

9/25 vs. Chicago, 7 PM: NESNplus, 98.5

9/28 at Philadelphia, 7 PM: 98.5 The Sports Hub

 

FAN FEST: The final stop of the Boston Bruins Fan Fest Tour will take place in Boston during Boston Bruins Training Camp presented by AT&T, on Saturday, September 16 and Sunday, September 17 (9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.). During the tour, which started August 26, the Bruins visited each New England state and engaged with thousands of fans throughout the region. By the end of the tour, the Bruins expect to outfit over 4,000 kids (ages 4-9) who have signed up for the Bruins Academy Learn to Play program in brand new CCM hockey gear valued at $500 per player for a total of $2,000,000 (retail value) worth of equipment dispersed to local communities.

For more information, please visit BostonBruins.com/FanFestTour.

 

BFIT HEROES CUP: The Boston Bruins and the Boston Bruins Foundation announced that they have partnered with the Heroes Cup Hockey Tournament to present the BFit Heroes Cup Hockey Tournament, which will take place in April 2018. The first annual Heroes Cup Hockey Tournament was held in April 2017 and 52 teams made up of over 850 first responders participated. This year, the goal is to increase the size of the tournament giving more First Responders a chance to play and increase fundraising. With the increase in participation this year, the BFit Heroes Cup will be one of the largest First Responder tournaments in the country. 

To learn more about the upcoming event and sponsorship opportunities, fans can visit BostonBruins.com/HeroesCup.  

 

BRUINS ACADEMY THE SHOW: 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 each month on NESN, and the first nine episodes of this season can viewed on www.BostonBruins.com/BruinsAcademy and on the Bruins mobile app. In Episode 9, check out a recap of the Bruins' trip to China, look back on the B's first-ever Fan Fest Tour and learn some fitness tips from Brad Marchand . To watch episode 9, visit http://www.BostonBruins.com/BruinsAcademy.

Season 2, Episode 10: TBD

 

BRUINS ACADEMY THE APP: Bruins Academy is part of the Bruins' ongoing mission to encourage positive youth development through the sport of hockey. To join the club, download the new mobile app designed specifically for kids called Bruins Academy presented by Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center. The app has built-in safety features that provide a safe experience for kids to connect with each other and their favorite team. In the new Bruins Academy app, kids can explore exclusive team content, create their own avatar, learn educational tips, test their trivia skills, and participate in challenges. To download go to BostonBruins.com/BruinsAcademy.

 

BRUINS ACADEMY THE CURRICULUM: The Boston Bruins announced the launch of Bruins Academy The Curriculum, a collaboration with Autodesk Inc. Autodesk makes software for people who make things and in an effort to inspire and create the next generation of designers and innovators, the new free curriculum will be available to New England-based Kindergarten through 8th grade teachers. The engaging Common Core-aligned lesson plans help cultivate the students' creativity by casting students as designers for projects ranging from rethinking the fan experience to customizing hockey equipment.

Autodesk will also host two participating classrooms for a workshop at the Autodesk Boston BUILD (Building, Innovation, Learning and Design) Space. Teachers, parents and students in Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Vermont can learn more about the program and sign up for Bruins Academy The Curriculum at their school by visiting www.BostonBruins.com/TheCurriculum.

 

BRUINS ACADEMY THE CURRICULUM PRESENTED BY AUTODESK TINKERCAD TRAINING: Autodesk will hold a free Tinkercad Training Workshop at TD Garden on Thursday, September 21st from 4 p.m. - 6 p.m., open to all teachers currently registered for The Curriculum. Tinkercad is a free design software for 3D modeling and printing and will be used in new STEM lesson plans. The free training session includes two (2) tickets to that night's Boston Bruins vs. Philadelphia Flyers preseason game at 7 p.m. The school with the most teachers in attendance will receive a visit from Blades, the Bruins mascot! To register, please contact Brooke Pinkham (bpinkham@bostonbruins.com).

 

BRUINS ACADEMY LEARN TO PLAY PROGRAM: The program debuted in 2014 with just six locations and 300 participants, and has grown each year since. To date, over 2,000 local youth have participated in the Bruins Academy Learn to Play program. This year, $2,000,000 (retail value) worth of equipment will be dispersed throughout the community by this program.

 

For a registration fee of $100, participants will receive a full set of CCM hockey equipment to keep valued at $500 retail, which includes skates, a professional fitting, and four weeks of on-ice instruction led by certified coaches and NHL Alumni. The Bruins Academy Learn to Play program has helped to increase hockey participation, and over 60% of the youth hockey players who participated in this program last year subsequently enrolled in organized hockey. For more information go to BostonBruins.com/LearnToPlay.

 

SINGLE GAME TICKETS: Single Game Tickets for the 2017-18 season are now on sale. To purchase, go to BostonBruins.com/SingleGameTickets or the NHL Bruins mobile app. For early access to tickets before the general public, sign up for the Bruins Newsletter at BostonBruins.com/Presale.

 

GROUPS ONSALE: Group Ticket Packages on sale for the 2017-18 Bruins season. Group Ticket Packages offer a unique opportunity for you to enjoy a game with friends, colleagues, or teams. These experiences include birthday parties, bachelor and bachelorette parties, client events, and team outings. Choose the package that's right for you. Visit BostonBruins.com/Groups to purchase yours.

 

GAME PLANS ONSALE: Become a Game Plan Holder this season and enjoy all the benefits. Save an average of $600 off Box Office prices and pay no facility fee when you secure your Game Plan. In addition, receive the same seat location for all games*, the ability to choose from multiple payment plans, and access to 2018 Stanley Cup® Playoff tickets before they go on sale to the general public. Choose from Half Season Plans, 11-Game Plans, 6-Game Plans, and 5-Game Plans. Visit BostonBruins.com/GamePlans to purchase.

 

ADIDAS JERSEY: For the 2017-18 season, the Boston Bruins will be wearing the new Adidas jersey with lighter, cooler, and stronger technology. Starting today, the new Adidas jersey is online and in the ProShop for the first time. When fans purchase the jersey, they will receive a free commemorative bag, while supplies last. Thirty lucky fans will receive Golden Tickets in their commemorative bags before September 21. Prizes include tickets to upcoming Bruins games and autographed memorabilia. Visit the ProShop on Level 2 of TD Garden or visit BostonProShop.com today.

 

GEAR UP FOR THE SEASON: With the Boston Bruins season right around the corner, fans can find all their apparel needs at the ProShop on Level 2 of TD Garden. Exclusive collections and new items will be arriving daily. If fans can't make it to the ProShop, they can visit BostonProShop.com.

 

BRUINS ON SOCIAL: If you don't already, be sure to follow the Boston Bruins on all social channels:

Twitter: @NHLBruins

Facebook: Boston Bruins

Snapchat: bruinsnhl

Instagram: nhlbruins

 

BOSTON BRUINS UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

 

Saturday, September 16 (Warrior Ice Arena, Boston, MA)

-Fan Fest, 9:30 a.m.

-Practice, Group B, 10:15 a.m.

-Practice, Group A, 12:45 p.m.

 

Sunday, September 17 (Warrior Ice Arena, Boston, MA)

-Fan Fest, 9:30 a.m.

-Practice, Group A, 10:15 a.m.

-Practice, Group B, 12:45 p.m.

 

Monday, September 18 

-Pregame Skate #1, 10 a.m. (Warrior Ice Arena, Boston, MA)

-Pregame Skate #2, 11:15 a.m. (Warrior Ice Arena, Boston, MA)

-Travel to Quebec City

-Preseason Game vs. Montreal Canadiens, 7 p.m. (Videotron Centre, Quebec City, QC)

 

Tuesday, September 19 (Boston, MA)

-Pregame Skate #1, 10 a.m. (Warrior Ice Arena, Boston, MA)

-Pregame Skate #2, 11:15 a.m. (Warrior Ice Arena, Boston, MA)

-Preseason Game vs. Detroit Red Wings, 7 p.m. (TD Garden, Boston, MA)

 

Wednesday, September 20

-TBD

 

Thursday, September 21 (Boston, MA)

-Pregame Skate #1, 10 a.m. (Warrior Ice Arena, Boston, MA)

-Pregame Skate #2, 11:15 a.m. (Warrior Ice Arena, Boston, MA)

-Preseason Game vs. Philadelphia Flyers, 7 p.m. (TD Garden, Boston, MA)

 

Friday, September 22 (Warrior Ice Arena, Boston, MA)

-Practice #1, 10 a.m.

-Practice #2, 12 p.m.

-Practice #3, 1:30 p.m.

 

*Times are subject to change

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