Boston Bruins Announce Winter Classic Alumni Roster


Boston Bruins Announce Winter Classic Alumni Roster For Game Against The Montreal Canadiens’ Alumni

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The 2016 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic between the Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens is set to be played on January 1st of 2016 at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts. One day prior to that, on December 31st of 2015, an alumni game will be played featuring old-time hockey players from both franchises, and those rosters have now both been officially announced.

** The final rosters may look slightly different than the currently announced lists as both teams can make additions or changes to their rosters **

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  • Both rosters contain some of the best NHL players in history, and the alumni game should be just as entertaining as the actual Winter Classic game itself. It’s not every day that players from one of the biggest rivalries in sports history get to lace up their skates and play against each other, and at Gillette Stadium no less, so fans of both teams and of hockey in general are in for a real treat with this alumni game.

    The Alumni Game is formatted slightly differently than a real NHL game. The game will consist of three 20 minute periods like an actual game, but the 20 minutes will be running time, which will keep the game interesting without going on too long. Quite a few players dressing up for this game retired decades ago and will definitely appreciate the running time concept as well, as their stamina is likely not what it used to be. In between each 20 minute period will be a 12 minute intermission, giving both teams adequate time to rest up as well.

    The Boston Bruins also announced their coaches for the game, and names are as follows:

    Lyndon Byers
    Don Cherry
    Stan Jonathan
    Don Marcotte
    Tom McVie
    Mike Milbury
    Derek Sanderson

    As well as honorable coaching staff Johnny Bucyk and Eddie Sandford.

    With so many icons being listed on both teams rosters, as well as both teams coaching staff, the 2016 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic looks like it will be one for the ages and will be a totally appropriate build-up to the main event between the two current clubs on January 1st.

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