In honor of Willie O’Ree’s No. 22 jersey-retirement evening, the Boston Bruins Kids Club held a particular picture contest, wherein they submitted a photograph of themself and their hero or somebody who conjures up them together with a short rationalization about why that particular person 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.
Robyn Bolger has the pleasure of interacting together with her hero every so often.
Bolger, 11, named the Boston Satisfaction’s Mallory Souliotis as the one that conjures up her. Bolger performs for the South Shore Eagles U-10 Ladies Group and the U-12 Militia Woman Group, the membership for which Souliotis is the director for all the ladies groups.
Right here’s why Bolger selected Souliotis as her hero.
“Robyn performs for a women hockey crew and appears as much as different skilled hockey gamers, particularly feminine gamers, to encourage her to be the perfect on the ice,” Bolger wrote in her submission.
O’Ree broke the NHL’s colour 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 her photo-contest efforts, Bolger received a pair of tickets to attend Tuesday’s O’Ree jersey quantity retirement ceremony and the Boston Bruins versus Carolina Hurricanes recreation that follows the ceremony. NESN will air the ceremony reside beginning at 7 p.m. ET and full protection of Bruins-Hurricanes.