Nov 11, 2006

Boston Bruins 1942 post-game ceremony

It's not very often we read about hockey entertainment from the 1940's. Here's a good story for Remembrance Day, from the Boston Bruins web site, about a post-game ceremony on February 11, 1942:
On February 11, 1942, the Bruins' famous Kraut Line…received an emotional send-off at the Boston Garden following a pasting of the Montreal Canadiens…After the Bruins racked up 22 points in goals and assists (the Kraut Line accounted for half of them) in an 8-1 thrashing of the Habs, it was time to say goodbye to the boys -- they had signed up for active service with the Royal Canadian Air Force. Applause filled the building as the three linemates were presented with paychecks for the remainder of the season -- plus a handsome bonus…Then, putting bitter rivalries aside, the Montreal players joined the Bruins in hoisting the three air force recruits onto their shoulders and carrying them to the exit. Read more...
(via Kukla's Korner)

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