Bruins top NHL ‘Legends’

The local Hopper’s Bruins may have missed their calling after they topped the NHL “Legends” 18-15 at the Ice for Kids Arena here last night.
But these “old-timers” seemed to be having a lot of fun out on the ice while battling back-and-forth in the no-contact affair that was a fundraiser for local minor hockey as well as the 2006 OFSAA organizing committee.
With more than 600 fans on hand, the game proved to be more of a success than anticipated earlier this week.
“All 700 tickets were sold,” said co-organizer Bob Mainville. “I am really happy with the crowd.”
Especially considering more than 300 tickets were still available only two days earlier, which had Mainville worried this wouldn’t become an annual event.
But thanks to the community’s support, the “Legends” will be back for a re-match in 2006.
“The good guys lost and the bad guys won,” said former N.Y. Islanders star Bob Bourne. “We’ll be back next year.”