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Boston Bruins Week Ahead: September 22-28

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: The nationality breakdown of every player who was invited to Bruins training camp is Canada, 22 (Ontario - 9; Alberta - 4; Quebec - 3; British Columbia - 2; Newfoundland - 1; Nova Scotia - 1; Prince Edward Island - 1; Saskatchewan - 1); United States - 20 (New York - 3; Florida - 2; Massachusetts - 2; Michigan - 2; New Jersey - 2; California - 1; Colorado - 1; Connecticut, 1; Minnesota - 1; New Hampshire - 1; North Dakota - 1; Rhode Island - 1; Texas, 1; Wisconsin - 1); Czech Republic - 4; Sweden - 3; Finland - 2; Kazakhstan - 1; Slovakia - 1; Slovenia - 1.

QUOTE OF THE WEEK: "I would like to have some very difficult decisions when training camp is over because players have pushed and played well. That is the hope. Hopefully, you have a difficult time because guys have done what they've been asked." Bruins Head Coach Bruce Cassidy on the roster decisions.

TWEET OF THE WEEK (WEEK 2): @MattKalman (Matt Kalman, NHL.com): "through 4 ½ periods it's obvious #bruins aren't going to cut anyone because they're all too good" 

HONORABLE MENTIONS: @BrianZechello (Brian Zechello, NESN): "A baseball team was just honored for winning a championship in Quebec. I couldn't understand for what, but it was cool."

@MickColageo (Mick Colageo, Standard Times): "Gonna miss this one, was all ready to put the hairy eye ball on Postma's game."

@MLoftus_Ledger (Mike Loftus, Patriot Ledger): "Mick, I'm sorry, but that sounds absolutely disgusting."

2017-18 BOSTON MEDIA TWEET OF THE WEEK LEADERBOARD:

@_TyAnderson (Ty Anderson, WEEI): Week 1 (1)

@MattKalman (Matt Kalman, NHL.com): Week 2 (1)

PRESEASON BROADCAST SCHEDULE: The Boston Bruins broadcast schedule for the remaining preseason games is as follows:

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

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

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.

BFIT SCHOOL ASSEMBLY PROGRAM: Enter your school for the chance to win a 45-minute interactive BFit School Assembly run by Boston Bruins Foundation Director of Health, Fitness, and Wellness, John Whitesides, and the BFit Team. Each participating school will also receive a full set of free Boston Bruins Franklin street hockey gear to help continue the BFit initiative.

To submit your school, go to BostonBruins.com/SchoolAssemblyProgram.

PULLING FOR HOPE PLANE PULL: On Sunday, September 24, beginning at 10 a.m. the Boston Bruins will have a team taking part in the Pulling for Hope Boston Plane Pull to benefit the American Cancer Society. The Boston Bruins team will include Bruins mascot Blades and Bruins Promo Team and local cancer survivors from One Summit. The Plane Pull features 25 teams of 20 people taking on a JetBlue airbus in a game of tug a war. The goal is to be the fastest team to pull the plane 12 feet. This is the third year for the Pulling for Hope Plane Pull, which will take place at Logan Airport. 

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 BostonBruins.com/TheCurriculum.

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 through 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 are 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 by visiting BostonBruins.com/Groups.

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 by visiting BostonBruins.com/GamePlans.

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 2017 TRAINING CAMP SCHEDULE PRESENTED BY AT&T:

Saturday, September 23 (Boston, MA/Detroit, MI)

-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 Detroit

-Preseason Game vs. Detroit Red Wings, 7 p.m. (Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, MI)

Sunday, September 24 (Warrior Ice Arena, Boston, MA)

-Practice, Group 1, 10 a.m.

-Practice, Group 2, 12 p.m.

Monday, September 25 (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. Chicago Blackhawks, 7 p.m. (TD Garden, Boston, MA)

Tuesday, September 26 (Warrior Ice Arena, Boston, MA)

-TBD

Wednesday, September 27 (Warrior Ice Arena, Boston, MA)

-Practice, Group 1, 10:30 a.m.

-Practice, Group 2, 12:30 p.m.

Thursday, September 28 (Boston, MA/Philadelphia, PA)

-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 Philadelphia

-Preseason Game vs. Philadelphia Flyers, 7 p.m. (Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA)

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