Make-A-Wish Diary: Maria Splaine - BostonBruins.com

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On the Bruins' recent road trip to Buffalo, the team had special guest Maria Splaine along for the ride, thanks to Make-A-Wish. Here, she shares with us her perspective of traveling with the team, in her own words...

Those of you who have ever been a recipient, or have known a recipient of a Make-A-Wish, know just how incredible an experience it is. For those of you who have not, I would like to share my amazing experience with the Boston Bruins.

First, introductions. My name is Maria Splaine. I’m 16 years old, a junior at Presentation of Mary Academy in Methuen, MA, and currently a patient at the Jimmy Fund Clinic at Dana Farber.

I was shocked to find out that I would receive a Make-A-Wish. I never imagined I would get one. While contemplating what it should be, I decided it should be something that money could not buy, a memory to last a lifetime. That’s when I thought of the Bruins. What is better than getting to know some of the greatest hockey players and the best NHL team? Thus, started the trip that I shall remember forever

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Massachusetts State Lottery Winners Get VIP Experience with Bruins - BostonBruins.com

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As the Bruins hit the ice for Monday’s practice, they were greeted by some special visitors — more than 600 of them, to be exact.

The lucky winners of the Massachusetts State Lottery Boston Bruins VIP Practice Experience had the opportunity to watch a B’s practice that featured plenty of special teams work and conditioning drills as the team prepares to face the Sabres in Buffalo on Wednesday night.

After practice, Bruins President Cam Neely addressed the crowd, followed by Assistant Coach Doug Jarvis, who issued a quick “Chalk Talk.” The fans even had the chance to meet and take photos with some of the Bruins, including Dennis Seidenberg, Torey Krug, Chris Kelly, Jordan Caron and Matt Bartkowski.

Monday’s session was an extra special one for the fans, as it marked the first day back on the ice for forward David Krejci and defenseman Zdeno Chara since returning from their Olympic experience in Sochi.

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