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Odds and (Summer) Ends: Upcoming B's Events

by John Bishop / Boston Bruins
John Bishop is the beat writer for He covers the Black & Gold hoping to offer a positive look at the team, not only from the stands and the press box, but also from inside the locker room. A graduate of Boston U. and Northeastern, 'Bish' grew up in Connecticut and moved to the Hub of Hockey in 1993. Since then he has made all four rinks at the Beanpot schools, as well as both Gardens, his icebound homes away from home. Prior to joining the TD Banknorth Garden staff in 2005, Bishop had written for several publications, with his primary focus being college hockey. He coauthored the book Bygone Boston in 2003 and hopes someday to pen a bio of Hobey Baker.
As the summer (and hockey's off season) races towards its conclusion, the Black & Gold have a couple of great activities coming up to make those dog days go by even faster and also assist the Boston Bruins Foundation Pan-Mass Bike Challenge Team aid in the fight against cancer.

Event # 1:
Giggles Comedy Club will host an evening of laughs to raise money for the Bruins Foundation PMC Bike team! Join the BBF PMC Bike Team featuring Terry O’Reilly, Rick Middleton, and Bob Sweeney for a night of comedy, food, and drinks!

The doors open at 7:00 PM, with the show starting at 8:00 PM. Featured acts will include local comedians Kevin Knox, Dave Russo, Mark Riley, Jim Laulatta, Brad Mastrangelo, and Johnny Pizzi.

Guests will have the opportunity to mingle with former Bruins legends and bid on silent auction items.

Thursday, July 26, 2007 from 7:00 – 10:00 PM.   

Prince Restaurant and Giggles Comedy Shop
519 Broadway (US Route 1)
Saugus, MA 01906
Phone: 781-233-9950

Tickets are on sale now for $50 for the general public, $40 to season ticket holders. The event is 21+ and valid identification will be needed at the door. Call 617-624-1928 to purchase tickets.

Event # 2:
The Boston Bruins Foundation and Bay State Cruise Lines will host a Boston Harbor Cruise to raise money for the Pan Mass Challenge!

If you've never experienced the Boston skyline from the water or enjoyed its beauty while listening and dancing to music, then you need to make plans to attend. Come cruise with us and have some fun.
Jim Plunkett will be on board for musical entertainment throughout the night. Plunkett will be performing his favorite songs in front of Bruins players and alumni such as Gary Doak, Rick Middleton, Terry O'Reilly, Shawn McEachern, and Bob Sweeney. The cruise will also feature raffle prizes and silent auctions.

Tuesday, July 31, 2007 from 6:00 – 9:30 PM.   

Bay State Cruise Lines
Ship: Provincetown II
200 Seaport Blvd
(World Trade Center Building)
Boston, MA 02110

The event is 21+ and tickets are on sale now for $25, $20 for season ticket holders. Go here to purchase online.

Also, please note: Tickets purchased under the "Will Call" option will be left at the entrance to the cruise, NOT at the TD Banknorth Garden box office.
Remember that net proceeds will benefit the Boston Bruins Foundation Bike team riding in the Pan-Mass Challenge this August. The Boston Bruins Foundation is a non-profit foundation whose mission is to assist charitable organizations that demonstrate a strong commitment to enhancing the quality of life for children in our community.
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