In honor of Willie O’Ree’s No. 22 jersey-retirement evening, the Boston Bruins Kids Club held a particular photograph contest, during which they submitted a photograph of themself and their hero or somebody who evokes them together with a quick clarification about why that individual is their hero/inspiration. Click on right here to see all of the content material NESN.com has produced in celebration of O’Ree’s jersey retirement.
Bryce Proulx doesn’t need to look far to seek out his hero.
Proulx, 7, selected his cousin, Brandyn Proulx, as the one that evokes him most. Brandyn Proulx is a national-champion lacrosse participant turned United States Marine, whom Bryce has regarded as much as for many of his lifetime.
Right here’s why Bryce Proulx selected Brandyn Proulx as his hero:
“Brandyn Proulx is Bryce’s cousin who’s within the Marine Corps stationed in San Diego, Calif.,” the Proulx household wrote in Bryce’s photograph contest entry. “Bryce has at all times regarded as much as his cousin, who has overcome highschool sports activities accidents and labored onerous to come back again robust sufficient to stroll on the Merrimack Faculty lacrosse crew and grow to be a nationwide champion. He enlisted into the Marine Corps to pursue (his) dream to comply with after his father, who’s retired marine. Brandyn is closely concerned in understanding and preserving himself wholesome and match. We take a lot pleasure in wholesome, residing and Bryce is so impressed by Brandyn’s well being and achievements. These are simply a number of the inspiring traits that he supplies for Bryce for being a hero to him.”
O’Ree broke the NHL’s coloration barrier Jan. 18, 1958, as a Boston Bruins participant. He has served because the league’s variety ambassador and an inspiration to gamers of all ages since 1994.
For his photo-contest efforts, Bryce Proulx received a pair of tickets to attend Tuesday’s O’Ree jersey quantity retirement ceremony and the Boston Bruins versus Carolina Hurricanes sport that follows the ceremony. NESN will air the ceremony dwell beginning at 7 p.m. ET and full protection of Bruins-Hurricanes.