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Bruins Extend Registration for the Winter Classic "Team Challenge" presented by SBLI

by Staff Writer / Boston Bruins
BOSTON, MA – Due to the tremendous response from youth hockey teams and Bruins fans throughout New England, the Boston Bruins will extend registration for the “Boston Bruins Youth Hockey Team Challenge” presented by The Savings Bank Life Insurance Company of Massachusetts (SBLI, known in Connecticut as Centrian Life Insurance), to Monday, December 7 at noon ET. To date over 250 youth hockey teams have registered and over 125,000 votes have been cast from Bruins fans.

SBLI President & CEO Robert K. Sheridan said, “We at SBLI are thrilled to be able to extend the entry deadline through the weekend so that as many children as possible have the opportunity to celebrate their enthusiasm for hockey and vie for a spot for their team to join us at the Winter Classic. We are proud to be partners with the Bruins in enabling 500 members of youth hockey teams to sit ice side in Fenway on New Year’s Day and create a memory that will stay with them for the rest of their lives.”

To enter the “Team Challenge” youth hockey teams need to log on to to submit an essay of 250 words or less explaining their efforts to emulate the Bruins, (i.e. hardworking, giving back to the community, etc.) and a team photo or logo no later than Monday, December 7 at noon ET (the original deadline was Thursday, December 3).

The voting will continue until Thursday, December 10 at 12:00 p.m. ET. Participating teams can view their ranking throughout the duration of the contest on the website.

At the conclusion of the contest, the 25 winning teams will be displayed on In addition to winning tickets to the Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic, the Bruins and SBLI will host a private celebration for representatives from each of the “Team Challenge” winning teams including a special skate on the ice of the outdoor rink at Fenway Park on Saturday, December 19.

The Savings Bank Life Insurance Company of Massachusetts is in no way affiliated with SBLI USA Mutual Life Insurance Company, Inc. For more information on The Savings Bank Life Insurance Company of Massachusetts, visit or call 1-888-GET-SBLI.
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