BOSTON - The Boston Bruins will host Irish Heritage Night tonight, March 6, during their game against the Detroit Red Wings. Irish heritage will be celebrated with several elements throughout the game. The team will wear all new green St. Patrick's Day jerseys with new gold accents on the sleeves during warmups, and the first 5,000 fans will receive a Bruins St. Patrick's Day hat courtesy of TD Bank.
The national anthem will be performed by Declan Houton and Chuck Parrish from the Boston based Irish band Devri. The honor guard will be the Boston Fire Department Honor Guard. The Boston Police Gaelic Column will be performing at turnstiles and on the concourse during the intermissions. Irish step dancers from the Dunleavy Boyle Bremer Academy of Irish Dance and the Keane-O'Brien Academy of Irish Dance will perform to "Shipping Up to Boston" during the third period of the game in the loge vomitories and handicap sections.
Player autographed St. Patrick's Day jerseys will be raffled and auctioned off at the Boston Bruins Foundation table behind Loge 4 tonight and during the game on Thursday, March 8. Patrice Bergeron and Zdeno Chara signed jerseys will be auctioned off and the David Pastrnak signed jersey will be raffled off tonight. The Brad Marchand and Charlie McAvoy signed jerseys will be auctioned off and the Tuukka Rask signed jersey will be raffled off at Thursday's game. Raffle tickets are three tickets for $5, 10 tickets for $10, and wingspan for $20. St. Patrick's Day mystery signed pucks will benefit the Irish Sports Youth League.
The Boston ProShop is currently selling St. Patrick's Day merchandise, including knit hats, Adidas green jerseys similar to what the players are wearing with gold accents on the sleeves, Adidas name and number t-shirts (select players available), baseball caps, and '47 green t-shirts.