BOSTON, MA –
The Boston Bruins will honor local military members, veterans and their families at Military Appreciation Night on Thursday, November 12 at 7:00 p.m. during the Bruins vs. Colorado Avalanche game at TD Garden. To show their support for the armed forces, Bruins players Jimmy Hayes
, David Krejci
, Torey Krug
, Brad Marchand
, Kevan Miller
and Zach Trotman
have teamed up to purchase $15,000 worth of tickets to the Bruins/Avalanche game to give to local military members and their families. The military members and families who sit in these player-donated seats will have the opportunity to meet the players postgame. The Bruins partnered with the USO, Fisher House, MA Fallen Heroes, Warrior Wishes, Honor Flights New England, Home Base, Defending the Blueline to ensure veterans and active military members representing all branches of the military will be in attendance at the game.
The entire Bruins team will wear camouflaged Spoked-B jerseys for warm-ups and will use camouflaged stick tape during the game to show their support for Military Appreciation Night. The team-signed, warm-up worn camouflaged jerseys will be auctioned off at the Boston Bruins Foundation table outside of Loge 4; the jerseys will also be available at auctions.nhl.com.
The soldiers and families in attendance will be honored throughout the game with a photo montage on the Garden HDX, Zamboni rides and more. The Bruins ProShop powered by Reebok and the Gameday ProShop locations (located on levels 4 & 5) offer 10% off with a military ID at all times. In conjunction with Military Appreciation Night, all military personnel will receive a 20% off discount at the ProShop powered by Reebok and all Gameday ProShop locations (located on levels 4 & 5) on the day of the game.
The Bruins will be supporting the cause in numerous ways throughout the game. The National Anthem will be performed by retired US Navy Corpsman Shannon Brook, the Honor Guard will be the 1st Battalion, 25th Marines Color Guard, and the ceremonial puck drop will be performed by Colonel Benjamin T. Watson. Col. Watson has served in multiple combat tours including Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom and is the current Commander of Marine Barracks, Washington, D.C. Col. Watson’s personal decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Bronze Star Medal with combat distinguishing device, Meritorious Service Medal with a gold star, Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medal with two gold stars, and Combat Action Ribbon with a gold star.
Proceeds from the 50/50 Raffle will benefit the New England Warriors Sled Hockey Team. Bruins fans can also support Operation Delta Dog whose mission is to rescue homeless dogs from Massachusetts shelters as well as breed-rescue groups and then in turn, trains them to work as service dogs with local veterans who are suffering with TBI and PTSD. Donations will be accepted at the East & West turnstiles and in-game behind Loge 9 and Loge 20. For each donation made, fans will receive a raffle ticket for the chance to win great Bruins signed items. Winners will be announced during the third period.
Fans interested in learning more about Boston Bruins players, or ticket options, should visit the team website at or call 617.624.BEAR.