While the NHL is locking out its players for the foreseeable future, it appears the Bruins will be putting coach Claude Julien to work for a good cause. The Boston Bruins Foundation announced a raffle that will give one Massachusetts youth hockey team the chance to be coached for a full game by the Cup-winning Bs coach.
No word on whether Julien will strictly deploy his young players into the left wing lock, but it would surely be a thrill for any local kid to have an NHL coach chirping at them on the bench. It should be a fun day for the always charitable coach as well. Julien wont have to worry about Brad Marchand taking mock golf swings at the opposing bench or wonder if Tim Thomas is going to skip the game for philosophical reasons.
The Bs coach is already set to coach the youth hockey team in a game set for Sunday, October 28 at 2 p.m. at the Haverhill Valley Forum.
The raffle is open now and will continue through Monday, Oct. 22 at 1 p.m. before the foundation will declare a winner. Tickets for the raffle can be purchased online at www.bruinsraffles.org for 5 per ticket, with the net proceeds benefitting the Boston Bruins Foundation and Massachusetts Hockey. Entrants must purchase a minimum of two tickets. Please note that the raffle is only open to Massachusetts residents.