Lucic hosts third annual Rock and Jock charity softball event

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Lucic hosts third annual Rock and Jock charity softball event

LOWELL It was another successful Rock and Jock charity softball game for Milan Lucic in whats usually one of the first signs that the NHL season is nearly upon us.
Things may hit a little bit of a bump with a considerable gap in CBA negotiations, and the season may not get started on time while possibly wiping out training camp at the same time.
But a handful of Lucics teammates still showed up for Wednesday nights game at LeLacheur Park before the Bruins power forward heads off this week to the Bahamas to celebrate his wedding to the former Brittany Carnegie. The game raised over 10,000 for Celebrities for Charity Foundation that will be donated to the NMTW Community Partners that donates money to various charities all over New England.
Its been great. You talk about the fans and the people willing to support the event, and theyve made it what its grown into today, said Lucic, of the third year hes hosted the charity softball game. Every year were filling up LeLacheur Park. Its such a great event and I always get great feedback from everybody thats been involved.
Lucic, Tuukka Rask, Dennis Seidenberg, Johnny Boychuk and Mike Mottau all suited up for the Jocks team along with former Bruins enforcer Jay Miller, former MLB pitcher and Salem native Jeff Juden, Olympic hockey player Colleen Coyne, New England Revolution player Kelyn Rowe and former Patriots offensive lineman Joe Andruzzi all participated for the Jocks. On the Rocks squad were 94.5 radio personalities Ramiro Torres, Krazy Kulo Melissa, 98.5 the Sports Hub radio hosts Fred Toucher and Rich Shertenlieb, The Voice contestant James Massone, 7NEWS personalities Chris Lambert, Tim Caputo, Joe Amorosino and Dylan Dreyer, WBZ-TV anchor David Wade, Mix 104.1 morning host Karson Tager, KISS 108 producer Kenra Petrone, Family Guy executive producer Danny Smith and, of course, yours truly.
The Rocks lost to the Jocks by a 2-1 score in the bottom of the ninth when NWTW CFA and Executive Vice President Tom Hammond knocked in the winning run. But the real winners were charities benefiting from the Lucic event, and the people that will benefit directly from those funds.

Saturday, Dec. 10: Vegas, scoring on NHL governors' minds

Saturday, Dec. 10: Vegas, scoring on NHL governors' minds

Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading, while doing some early Christmas shopping ahead of the late rush. 

*Mike Zeisberger sits down with a quartet of NHL governors and discusses a number of hot topics including the Vegas franchise and scoring around the league. 

*Carolina Hurricanes owner Peter Karmanos has been removed from the NHL Board of Governor’s Executive Committee amid rumors that the Canes might be a prime candidate for relocation. 

*Pierre McGuire weighs in on Connor McDavid’s war of words on the ice and Carey Price losing his mind in the crease against the New Jersey Devils. To that end, Wayne Gretzky liked seeing McDavid get a little combative at such a young age. 

*The New York Islanders signed Cal Clutterbuck to a five year contract extension, and some are skeptical it will turn out well for the Isles.

*David Pastrnak is a premier scoring threat in the league, and Scott Cullen has some details behind that. I will say this: his stock falling in the draft had less to do with his size or heaviness, and more to do with him being concussed for a long stretch of time during the year leading up to the draft. 

*The Florida Panthers are really struggling to stay positive with a 1-5-0 record since the ownership group and management decided to fire Gerard Gallant. 

*For something completely different: Baywatch stars then and now. 

 

 

Acciari, Heinen called back up to Bruins

Acciari, Heinen called back up to Bruins

BRIGHTON, Mass. – The Bruins made a few roster moves after a slogging 4-2 loss to the Colorado Avalanche earlier this week, with an eye toward getting some competition going among the forward group, and perhaps spark a team struggling offensively.

Danton Heinen and Noel Acciari were brought up from Providence to skate with the big club on Saturday morning at Warrior Ice Arena and gritty Anton Blidh was returned to the P-Bruins after a solid stint as a fourth-line energy guy for the Black and Gold. 

Jimmy Hayes and Colin Miller were the late skaters off the ice following morning skate, so those will be the healthy scratches for the Bruins with both Acciari and Heinen in the lineup for the Black and Gold tonight against the Toronto Maple Leafs at TD Garden.

Heinen has been tearing it up for the P-Bruins lately with four goals and seven points in his past five games with a plus-2 rating, including a couple of two-goal games for a Providence team that’s starting to heat up. 

Otherwise, things looked fairly similar for the Black and Gold, who didn’t make any changes to the struggling top power-play unit that was a disaster on Thursday night in the first period. It was Patrice Bergeron in the bumper role, Ryan Spooner on the half-wall, David Backes at the front of the net and David Krejci and Torey Krug manning the point positions. 

Here are the Bruins projected line combos and D-pairings based on the morning skate: 

 
Marchand-Bergeron-Pastrnak

Heinen-Krejci-Backes

Spooner-Nash-Czarnik

Schaller-Moore-Acciari/Hayes

 
Chara-Carlo

Krug-McQuaid

Morrow-K. Miller

C. Miller

Rask