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  • Hockey Resurrection a success!


    Hockey Resurrection a success!

    Joe Makarski January 18, 2013
    Boston Bruins, Hockey, Boston, The Harp, Hockey Resurrection Party

    (Promotional photo credit: Justin Aucoin/Days of Y’Orr) Bruins fans came in full force to the Hockey Resurrection Party Thursday night at The Harp.

    Side note: Anyone who wants to contribute to our Facebook album – to be posted later tonight – can do so by Tweeting us their pics @BruinsDaily and by e-mailing your’s truly at rosenthal.tim@gmail.com. We can also add new photos once the photo gallery is published.

    Over 600 puck fans came to celebrate the return of the National Hockey League and the Boston Bruins for the Hockey Resurrection Party Thursday night at The Harp along with special guests Shawn Thornton, Lyndon Byers, Mike “Behind the Mike” Callahan, CSNNE Bruins Insider Joe Haggerty and Celtics Insider A. Sherrod Blakely, Bruins radio play-by-play man Dave Goucher and the legendary Rene Rancourt.

    From all of us at Bruins Daily fellow bloggers and co-sponsors Day’s of Y’Orr and Boston Sports Then & Now/Big Bad Bruins to 98.5 The Sports Hub, SupahFans Streetwear and the fine event organizers from Ring Communications, we want to thank everyone for showing up last night. It was truly great to see everyone back in the hockey spirit and we are all looking forward to the puck dropping Saturday night against the Rangers at the TD Garden.

    More after the jump including Rene’s star spangled banner and extended local media coverage

    The crowd started to line up early at Hockey Resurrection. Here is how the Harp looked right before showtime.

    Hockey, Boston, The Harp, Boston Bruins, Hockey Resurrection

    (Via Bruins Daily) A look at the crowd lining up at The Harp for Hockey Resurrection

    Of course many of them lined up early to see Rene perform his rendition of the Star Spangled Banner. Rancourt also had a few words to share with the crowd.

    Shawn Thornton took a question and answer from the fans with Haggs asking the questions. Your’s truly might also have lent a helping hand (hmmmmmm).

    Shawn Thornton, Joe Haggerty, Hockey, The Harp, Boston Bruins Forwards

    (via Bruins Daily) Haggs asked a few questions to Shawn Thornton in the Q&A segment

    Then came the SupahFan contest, where I was also one of the judges for the biggest SupahFan along with Justin Aucoin (Days of Y’Orr) and Joe Gill (Boston Sports Then and Now), while Jen Royle (owner of SportsReelBoston.com) and Barstool Sports‘ Bruins blogger Real Admiral judged the sexiest SupahFan portion.

    Hockey, Party, The Harp, Boston, Boston Bruins

    (via Bruins Daily) Rosie was scouting the audience early for the SupahFans contest

    The finalists for the Biggest SupahFan gathered with Gill for a picture.

    Hockey, Party, Boston, The Harp

    (via Day’s of Y’Orr) The biggest SupahFans finalist pose for a photo with Joe Gill

    And the winner had a few moments to snap a pic with Rene…

    Hockey, Party, National Anthem, The Harp, Boston

    (via Boston.com) Scary Guy Mike poses with Rene Rancourt.

    …Who was also quite the hit.

    Rene Rancourt, Stanley Cup of Chowdas, Boston Bruins, Hockey, The Harp

    (via Bruins Daily) Stanley Cup of Chowda’s Sarah Connors fist pumps with Rene’s Stanley Cup ring.

    After the night ended, Hockey Resurrection got some good pub from NECN (video below) and Boston.com provided a photo gallery. Be sure to read the recaps from Days Of Y’Orr and Boston Sports Then & Now.

    Again thank you for coming out for an eventful occasion. Time to drop the puck!

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