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BU and BC Hockey Alums raise $55K in 2nd Annual Comm Ave Charity Classic

BU and BC Hockey Alums raise $55K in 2nd Annual Comm Ave Charity Classic

By Tom Leyden Updated: Jul 15, 2016, FOX 25

Two storied hockey programs, one mission.

Alums from the Boston College and Boston University hockey teams met on the ice for the Second Annual Comm Ave Charity Classic, raising money for “Compassionate Care ALS” and the Travis Roy Foundation. Walter Brown Arena, the former home of BU Hockey, hosted the event.


A number of people from both universities have been touched by ALS, so tonight’s game was played in memory of Dick Kelley, Coach Jim Cotter, Ron Perryman and Richard Armstrong. The game was also played in honor of former BC baseball captain Pete Frates, who’s currently battling ALS, and former BU hockey player Travis Roy, who was paralyzed during his first shift with Terriers in 1995.

FOX25 Sports Intern Bridgette Proulx spoke with some of the players, including former Eagles Jimmy Hayes and Brian Leetch and former Terrier Charlie Coyle.

The Rosters:

Boston College
Dave Spina, BC ’05
Bill Arnold, BC ’14, Calgary Flames
Steve Whitney, BC ’13, Anaheim Ducks
Brian Leetch, BC ’87, New York Rangers
Noah Hanifin, BC ’18, Carolina Hurricanes
Mike Mottau, BC ’00, Boston Bruins
Steve Gionta BC, BC ’06, New Jersey Devils
Brian Dumoulin, BC ’13, Pittsburgh Penguins
Jimmy Hayes, BC ’12, Boston Bruins
Kevin Hayes, BC ’14, New York Rangers
Johnny Gaudreau, BC ’15, Calgary Flames
Paul Carey, BC ’12, Washington Capitals
Patrick Brown, BC ’14, Carolina Hurricanes
John Muse, BC’11, Carolina Hurricanes
Parker Milner, BC ’13, New York Islander
Ben Smith, BC ’10, Toronto Maple Leafs

Boston University
Peter MacArthur, Austria, BU ’08
Chris Higgins, Belfast Giants, BU ’09
Shawn McEachern, Boston Bruins/Atlanta Thrashers, BU ’91
Jay Pandolfo, Boston Bruins, BU ’96
Sean Sullivan, San Jose Sharks/Germany, BU ’07
Brian Strait, New York Islanders, BU ’09
Tom Poti, Washington Capitals, BU ’00
Nick Bonino, Pittsburgh Penguins, BU ’11
Colby Cohen, Colorado Avalanche, BU ’10
Adam Clendening, Edmonton Oilers, BU ’14
Charlie Coyle, Minnesota Wild, BU’14
John McCarthy, San Jose Sharks, BU ’09
Evan Rodrigues, Buffalo Sabres, BU ’15
Matt O’Connor, Ottawa Senators, BU ’15
Danny O’Regan, San Jose Sharks, BU ’16
Matt Grzelcyk, Boston Bruins, BU ’16
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