TWEET OF THE WEEK (WEEK 16): @AmalieBenjamin (Amalie Benjamin, NHL): "Notes from the home front: Just told the 2.5 year old I was going to talk to the best player in the world today. 'Tuukka?' he said. 'No, a player named Connor McDavid.' He furrowed his brow. 'He a goalie?'"
HONORABLE MENTION: @GlobeKPD (Kevin Paul Dupont, Boston Globe): "Must admit, did not go to work Friday thinking 'Bergy in hot pink toenail polish' would be a thing. #PatriceNailsIt"
2019-20 BOSTON MEDIA TWEET OF THE WEEK LEADERBOARD:
@AmalieBenjamin (Amalie Benjamin, NHL): Week 6, Week 12, Week 14, Week 16
@HackswithHaggs (Joe Haggerty, NBC Boston): Week 10, Week 13, Week 15
@ConorRyan_93 (Conor Ryan, Boston Sports Journal): Week 4, Week 11
@JoeyMacHockey (Joe McDonald, The Athletic): Week 1, Week 8
@_TyAnderson (Ty Anderson, 98.5 The Sports Hub): Week 2, Week 3
@mattyports (Matt Porter, Boston Globe): Week 9
@GlobeKPD (Kevin Paul Dupont, Boston Globe): Week 5
@FlutoShinzawa (Fluto Shinzawa, The Athletic): Week 7
BRUINS ALUMNI: The Bruins Alumni will start 2020 with two games in Western Massachusetts. On Saturday, January 11, they will play the Northern Berkshire Alumni at 3 p.m. at the Peter Foot Memorial Rink in No. Adams in celebration of Northern Berkshire Youth Hockey's 50th Anniversary. Tickets are $20 and are available at the door.
On Sunday, January 12, the team will head to Westfield for a 1 p.m. game at the Amelia Park Arena in a game to benefit Westfield Youth Hockey and the Amelia Park Arena. Tickets are $10 and are available at the door.
Expected in the lineup for both games are Rick Middleton, Andrew Raycroft and Steve Leach, along with the rest of the alumni team.
TD Bank PASS Clinic: The Boston Bruins Youth Hockey Development Team will be traveling to Andover, Massachusetts on Wednesday, January 8 to award Andover Hockey Association a TD Bank P.A.S.S. (Partnership to Assist Skaters and Shooters) Clinic.
Each P.A.S.S. Clinic is one-hour long and is conducted by Bruins alumni and members of the Boston Bruins Youth Hockey Development Team. Each clinic is open to 50 youth hockey players in the Squirt/U10 or Pee Wee/U12 age classifications. Each participant will receive a P.A.S.S. jersey, gift bag, and two tickets to an upcoming Boston Bruins home game. Additionally, TD Bank will present a $1,000 donation to the hosting youth hockey organization.
BFIT SCHOOL ASSEMBLY PROGRAM: The Boston Bruins BFit Team will hold a BFit School Assembly program at Hajjar Elementary School on Friday, January 10. The program is an interactive 45-minute-long assembly that teaches participants how to live a happy, healthy lifestyle by emphasizing the importance of proper nutrition, kindness, determination, and movement through the game of hockey. In addition to the 45-minute-long program, Hajjar Elementary School will receive a full set of Franklin Sports Bruins-branded street hockey equipment to utilize and grow the sport of hockey.
BEHIND THE B SEASON 7: The New England Emmy Award-winning series returns again this season to give fans an exclusive look at everything Black & Gold. In Episode 6, viewers get an inside look at Tim Thomas' induction into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame and the Bruins' annual holiday toy shopping event. To watch past episodes, visit http://www.BostonBruins.com/BehindTheB.
NEXT EPISODE: Season 7, Episode 7: Tuesday, January 11, 5:30 p.m. ET
BRUINS ACADEMY THE SHOW: The New England Emmy Award-winning series is a fast-paced, educational, Black & Gold-themed program created for youth who love the game of hockey. One 30-minute episode will air each month on NESN. In Episode 12, Joakim Nordstrom and Steven Kampfer help out at a TD Bank P.A.S.S. Clinic, Danton Heinen talks about his pregame meal and David Backes visits horses at the Bina Farm Center with his daughter, Stella. To watch Episode 12, visit www.BostonBruins.com/BruinsAcademy.
NEXT EPISODE: Season 5, Episode 1: Sunday, January 5, 8 p.m.
NESN "MY STORY": NESN's "My Story" TV series has expanded to the Boston Bruins for the 2019-20 season and will feature 13 episodes detailing the journey of individual Bruins players to the NHL. In episode five, Jake DeBrusk talks about how his dad, former NHL player Louie DeBrusk, influenced his hockey career and helped him go pro. More information on episodes can be found at NESN.com/BruinsMyStory.
NEXT EPISODE: Charlie McAvoy: Monday, January 20, 8 p.m. ET
SINGLE GAME TICKETS: Fans can purchase single game tickets powered by Ticketmaster for the 2019-20 season and choose from a variety of matchups and special events like First Responders Night, Irish Heritage Night and Fan Appreciation Night. Fans can purchase tickets at Ticketmaster.com/BostonBruins.
SUITE RENTALS: Fans can watch the Bruins from their own private suites powered by Ticketmaster throughout the 2019-20 season. Ideal for group outings, select luxury suites are still available for upcoming home games accommodating 18-60 fans. For additional information, fans can visit BostonBruins.com/Suites or call 617-624-1847.
RAFTER STUDIOS: Fans can plan their next party or night out at Rafter Studios. The new and unique hospitality spaces can host groups of 36 - 230 people. Located on Level 9, the studios feature plush leather couches, inclusive food packages, and exclusive entrance and a private bar with a dedicated bartender. Fans can place their deposits at TDGarden.com/RafterStudios.
BRUINS THIRD JERSEY: Fans can now purchase the all-new Boston Bruins third jersey, the latest alternate since adopting its 2016 Winter Classic jersey as a season-long addition in 2016-17. The jersey and entire third jersey line, including the hats, tees and zips will be available at the ProShop powered by '47 at TD Garden and online at BostonProShop.com.
PROSHOP WINTER: Fans can stay warm this winter with gear from the ProShop powered by '47 located at TD Garden. Fans can shop knit hats, gloves, scarves, and more. Fans can shop anytime online at BostonProShop.com.
OPERATION HAT TRICK: For the fourth year in a row, the Boston Bruins and Red River have partnered to create special-edition Operation Hat Trick merchandise. A percentage of sales will support the recovery of wounded service members and veterans. Fans may shop Operation Hat Trick now at the ProShop powered by '47.
KIDS CLUB: This summer, the Boston Bruins launched their first-ever official youth fan club, the Bruins Academy Kids Club presented by Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center. Parents can sign their children up now and receive a Bruins-themed welcome pack, access to reduced price tickets, and a discount at the ProShop. Fans can learn more and sign up at BostonBruins.com/KidsClub.
BFIT CHALLENGE: Fans and local First Responders will have the opportunity to come together on January 26th at TD Garden for the BFit Challenge powered by National Grid. Teams will compete for awards, including Bruins suite tickets. All proceeds from the BFit Challenge will go to First Responders. Those looking to participate can register at BostonBruins.com/BFitChallenge.
BBF LICENSE PLATES: Fans can show off their black and gold pride, while supporting local youth hockey with a Boston Bruins Massachusetts License plate. The funds raised will go to initiatives such as supporting town programs, helping establish programs for autistic players, and financing summer camp scholarships for players who are foster children with the Mass. Dept. of Social Services. Fans can learn more and get theirs today at BostonBruins.com/LicensePlates .
PUCKS & PADDLES: For the third year in a row, Patrice Bergeron and the Boston Bruins Foundation have teamed up for the Patrice Bergeron and 98.5 The Sports Hub Pucks and Paddles event, which will take place on January 17, 2020 at Royale Boston. The tournament features players from the Bruins roster, 98.5 on air talent highest fundraisers and children from Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center. VIP attendees enjoy a pre-event meet and greet with members of the team. The online auction is available until January 13 and is accessible at www.bruinsauctions.org.
CASINO NIGHT: Boston Bruins Casino Night presented by JetBlue, is set to return on February 13, 2020 at Encore Boston Harbor. Attendees will have the opportunity to play casino games alongside Bruins players throughout the night. The event will include both a silent and live auction featuring event tickets, gift certificates, and more. Fans can learn more and purchase tickets at BostonBruins.com/CasinoNight.
BRUINS ON SOCIAL: If you don't already, be sure to follow the Boston Bruins on all social channels:
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BRUINS UPCOMING SCHEDULE
*Schedule is subject to change
**All practices and pregame skates at Warrior are open to the public
***All practice and game times are local to where they are being held
Saturday, January 4 (TD Garden, Boston, MA)
-Game vs. Edmonton Oilers, 1 p.m. (TD Garden, NESN, 98.5 The Sports Hub)
Sunday, January 5
Monday, January 6 (Warrior Ice Arena, Brighton, MA)
-Practice, 11 a.m.
Tuesday, January 7 (Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee)
-Pregame skate, 11:30 a.m.
-Game vs. Nashville Predators, 8 p.m. ET (Bridgestone Arena, NESN, 98.5 The Sports Hub)
Wednesday, January 8 (Warrior Ice Arena, Brighton, MA)
-Practice, 12 p.m.
Thursday, January 9 (Boston, MA)
-Pregame skate, 11 a.m. (Warrior Ice Arena)
-Game vs. Winnipeg Jets, 7 p.m. (TD Garden, NESN, 98.5 The Sports Hub)
Friday, January 10 (Warrior Ice Arena, Brighton, MA)
-Practice, 11:30 a.m.