Natick to host Bruins alumni for fundraiser

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It is scheduled for 1 p.m.. Sunday at William Chase Arena in Natick.. Tickets cost $10 for adults and $5 for children under 13.. Marine Corps veteran and Purple Heart recipient James Crosby, who was paralyzed while serving in Iraq; Capt.. Thomas Hudner, a Concord resident and Korean War Navy veteran who received the Medal of Honor; and Paul Monti, whose son, Jared, received the Medal of Honor posthumously after he was killed in Afghanistan attempting to rescue a fellow soldier, are expected to attend.. Hudner, who received the medal for trying to rescue a fellow pilot of Fighter Squadron 32 who had crash-landed after being hit by ground fire, said leaders called for a helicopter to perform a rescue on that cold day, but “it was going to take so much time to get there…so I just decided I’d make a crash landing near his and pull him out of the cockpit and wait for the rescue helicopter.” Hudner was unable to save the pilot.. He said he is glad to see camaraderie among veterans continuing today and is pleased to attend an event that will help wounded warriors.. Jen DeLuca, executive director of Fisher House Boston, said it is one of dozens at military and VA medical centers around the country and has been full for the past year.. The organization helps families of active military personnel and veterans and has housed some families in hotels, she said.. “I appreciate more than words can ever express when people like the Patriots team get involved with Fisher House,” DeLuca said. source:

Bruins lose lead on emotional night


“I think me and Sides (Dennis Seidenberg) were trying, especially during the anthem, to hold it together.. It was pretty awesome hearing everybody sing like that and, obviously, emotions were pretty high.. “We all knew tonight was more than just a game and that it meant a lot to people as another step.. It was no different to us on the ice, to have some remembrance about the last couple of days while also moving on as well and getting back to business in the city.” The lights came up and it wasn’t long before chants of “We are Boston,” “U-S-A, U-S-A,” and that old standby, “Let’s Go Bruins,” rained down from the rafters for the first of many times.. Despite the deflating finish, the uplifting evening was good for the city, the state and the region.. The B’s benefited, as well.. The point they earned qualified them for the playoffs for the sixth successive season, moved them back into a tie with Montreal for first place in the Northeast Division and gave them sole possession of second in the Eastern Conference.. They also have a game in hand on the Habs.. The third line duo of center Chris Kelly and wing Daniel Paille each had a goal and an assist for the Bruins, who came in having suffered back-to-back losses for just the second time this season.. The goal was the 100th of Kelly’s career.. Both of Buffalo’s goals came on the power play.. Thomas Vanek tied it in the first and Cody Hodgson knotted it in the third. source:

Boston Bruins, Buffalo Sabres salute hurting city after marathon bombings

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Boston Bruins and NHL Donating $250,000 in Wake of Marathon Bombings


According to an official statement released by the team, the money will go toward The One Fund Boston, which was recently established in light of the tragedy.. Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs will be donating $100,000 on behalf of the team and players, with the TD Garden, NHL and NHLPA rounding out the total with $50,000 each.  Jacobs announced the donation along with an official statement on the tragedy, via the team’s official website :  Our family has been touched by the heroic moments of so many individuals and the strength and resiliency of this community to stand together in solidarity in support of those who were injured and those who lost their lives in this unimaginable tragedy.. On behalf of our entire family, we pledge our unwavering support to this community as the process of healing begins.. The support stems from the explosion of two bombs at Monday’s marathon, which left over 180 people injured and three dead, according to President Barack Obama has described the event as an act of terror, though no group or individual has taken credit for the attack at this time.. There have also been no arrests made in the case.   Though in mourning following such a senseless attack, the nation has leapt to show its support for Boston.. The scoreboard at Tuesday night’s Cleveland Indians-Boston Red Sox game adorned the phrase “Boston Strong,” which has become a slogan for the city over the past few days.. The Bruins and Buffalo Sabres will show their support at Wednesday’s game by both wearing ribbons with the phrase, per CBS Sports’ Brian Stubits .. Wearing ribbons and donating money won’t take away from what happened on Monday.. However, honoring these victims at sporting events and showing solidarity across the nation is a commendable effort at such a trying time in Boston.  source:

Boston fans seek healing at hockey game

Cole Fagan told CBC the game was both happy and sad. Here, he holds one of the thousand Boston Strong posters the Bruins organization handed out before the game.

By the time the puck dropped, the seats were full.. “I think there are nervous people here,” Chris Cahill (no relation to Tom) said.. “But I feel honoured to be here.” “We have to be here, or they win,” Beauchamp said, echoing a common line heard across Boston during the past few days.. Sports therapy Before the game, scalpers were selling tickets for $150 each, a similar price to what local hockey fans will pay to see the Bruins battle a fierce rival like the Montreal Canadiens.. Gary Lafond brought his young stepson Cole Fagan to the game.. As the Bruins took to the ice to warm up Fagan’s face lit up.. “Both happy and sad,” Fagan said when asked how he felt about the game.. A Boston police officer keeps watch over the crowd at TD Garden as the Bruins warm up.. (John Rieti/CBC) At the same sporting event, fans remember the marathon bombing at one moment (the pre-game ceremony, a brief intermission) and then push it from their minds when the game starts.. When Boston snaps in a goal 5:45 minutes into the contest, the hometown crowd erupts.. Their unhindered smiles and wild high fives seem like the first bit of fun the city has had since the marathon was attacked.. The Bruins lost in the shootout, but sports-loving Boston will get more chances for stadium therapy soon. source:

First responders to Boston bombings get relief, postgame beers from grateful Bruins

Slowly, Boston is starting to realize it has one of the best emergency and medical teams in the country.. Within 15 minutes of the bombings the sidewalk was clear of the severely injured.. This has everything to do with the emergency workers’ speed.. EMTS, firemen and police officers got to rub elbows with the Bruins after Wednesday’s game.. (Yahoo!. Sports) Boston’s EMTs train more than almost any EMS group in the nation.. They are taught not to be shocked by what they saw on Monday afternoon.. They hear stories from medics who have been to war.. They have watched videos from Iraq.. They are supposed to understand what a sidewalk of detached legs looks like. source:–first-responders-to-boston-bombings-get-relief–postgame-beers-from-grateful-bruins-072431979.html


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