NH Division of Economic Development, 107.7 WTPL-FM “The Pulse” bringing “Big Bad Bruins” alumni to Manchester
Manchester, N.H. – The New Hampshire Fisher Cats, Double-A affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays, in conjunction with the NH Division of Economic Development and 107.7 WTPL-FM “The Pulse” are pleased to announce that Thursday, August 25, will be Boston Bruins Stanley Cup Champions Day at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium when the Fisher Cats face the Harrisburg Senators at 7:05 p.m.
As a part of the festivities, Bruins Stanley Cup alumni Johnny “Pie” McKenzie, Ken Hodge and Don Marcotte will be in attendance and will each open the game with the ceremonial “empty netter” by using a hockey stick to shoot a baseball into a vacant hockey net at home plate. McKenzie, Hodge and Marcotte were all members of the famous “Big Bad Bruins” and each won Stanley Cup Championships with Boston in 1970 and 1972.
“It is a great thrill for us to celebrate the Bruins’ Stanley Cup Championship with some of the great Big Bad Bruins at a Fisher Cats game here in Manchester,” said Fisher Cats Vice President of Business Operations Matt Person. “We anticipate a great night of honoring the Black and Gold and their tremendous achievement with our fans.”
The Fisher Cats and Boston Bruins invite fans to celebrate the team’s first Stanley Cup title since 1972 with Bruins mascot Blades, Bruins Ice Girls, Bruins themed games, giveaways and prizes including a team autographed stick and other exciting Bruins memorabilia.
Boston Bruins Radio Network affiliate 107.7 WTPL-FM “The Pulse” will broadcast live from Northeast Delta Dental Stadium airing the Bob Lobel Show from 1:00-3:00 p.m. and the New Hampshire Today Show with Jack Heath from 3:00-5:00 p.m. with guests from the Boston Bruins and Fisher Cats appearing on-air throughout the programs.
“We all enjoyed the tremendous playoff run by the Bruins, which led to the Stanley Cup victory, and we hope there are many more titles coming,” said Courtney Galluzzo, owner of WTPL. “New Hampshire loves the Bruins and we are thrilled to be part of another tribute to the Championship squad.”
“The NH Division of Economic Development is proud to partner with the Fisher Cats and the New Hampshire Today Show on WTPL to honor the accomplishments of Bruins past and present,” said NH Division of Economic Development Communications & Legislative Director Steve Boucher. “This is sure to be a great event that will bring together fans from throughout the region to have fun at the best ballpark in minor league baseball, in the best state to live, work and do business.”
August 25 is also Military Appreciation Night, presented by the New Hampshire Army National Guard, when veterans and active members of our armed forces will be recognized at the game, followed by a post-game Atlas Fireworks Show to end the night.
Fisher Cats individual regular season tickets, home playoff game tickets and Fisher Cats Playoff Ticket Strips are available now at the Fisher Cats Ticket Office at 1 Line Drive, Manchester, NH 03101, online at www.nhfishercats.com or by calling the Fisher Cats at (603) 641-2005.