BOSTON, MA –
On Saturday, February 21, USA Hockey and over 300 local associations across the country will host Try Hockey For Free Day. Participating locations encourage kids, ages four to nine, to come try youth hockey as part of the eighth annual Hockey Weekend Across America. The Bruins are supporting Hockey Weekend Across America by teaming up with FMC Ice Sports to host G.O.A.L! (Get Out and Learn!), presented by AT&T, a free skating and hockey instruction session for kids ages four to 16. With G.O.A.L!, kids who are new to the sport can try hockey in a fun, educational and safe environment. Blades and the Youth Hockey Development Team will be on-hand to assist new skaters. In addition, full hockey equipment, including skates will be provided free of charge. Click here
• Friday, February 20 | IcePlex, Raynham, MA
• Saturday, February 21 | Gardner Veterans Arena, Gardner, MA
The Bruins are also hosting a Wear Your Favorite Jersey Day, show off your Bruins pride by wearing your favorite B’s jersey to work or school on Friday, February 20 to kick off Hockey Weekend Across America. Share your photos with the Bruins on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using #NHLBruins and #HWAA on Friday, February 20 for your chance to win a pair of tickets to see the Bruins take on the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday, February 24 at TD Garden. To learn more Click here
Another Hockey Weekend Across America initiative that the Bruins are supporting is the Officials Shadowing Program - two outstanding youth hockey referees from New England will meet with the NHL referees prior to the Bruins vs. Vancouver Canucks game on February 24. The NHL referees will give the youth referees pointers they can take back to their youth games.
Fans interested in learning more about Boston Bruins players, or ticket options, should visit the team website at www.bostonbruins.com or call 617.624.BEAR. The 2014-15 season is presented by the Massachusetts State Lottery.