BRATTLEBORO -- Brattleboro’s youth hockey players received a surprise season-ending gift from the Boston Bruins and TD Bank North on Monday at the Brattleboro ice rink.
The Bruins P.A.S.S. Clinic featuring former pro Tommy Songin, along with Bruins youth development coaches and representatives, held an hour-and-a-half long clinic for the entire Brattleboro Hockey Association’s roster.
58 local skaters were put through their paces by the pros and each player then received gift bags, memorabilia, and two tickets to a Bruins game in Boston next month. In addition, the BHA was presented with a $1000 check from TD Bank to be used for additional development of youth hockey in the Brattleboro area.
"Only 10 youth hockey associations from around New England were selected for this program. We are thankful to the Bruins organization and TD Bank," said BHA vice-president Tom Bodett.
100 Brattleboro hockey skaters and guests will be attending the Bruins vs. Buffalo contest in Boston on April 17.
Hawks trounce Troopers
BRATTLEBORO -- The infamous Brattleboro Greyhawks, a collection of coaches for the Brattleboro Hockey Association, squared off on Sunday in their annual match against the Enforcers, a platoon of hockey-playing law enforcement officials from around the state.
The G-Hawks opened up the scoring with a goal from Luke Evans. Rob Pattison, coach of the Mites, contributed a pair of goals
Chris McLaughlin, the coaching director for the BHA, had a goal and two assists from defense. Andy Rockefeller, association president, scored once, and Andy Dick finished off the scoring. The final score was 8-3 in favor of the Brattleboro coaches.
At the second intermission, the Troopers presented the BHA with a generous check to go to the Hockey Scholarship fund, allowing local youth an opportunity to learn and enjoy the game of hockey. Overall, the event raised more than two thousand dollars toward the scholarship fund.