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Comm Ave Charity Classic

The annual Comm Ave Charity Classic features a hockey game between longtime rivals, Boston University and Boston College with all proceeds benefiting Compassionate Care ALS in honor of Pete Frates, Dick Kelly, Ron Perryman, and all those affected by Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The participating players are all Boston College and Boston University alumni (please see the 2015 roster below).

In its inaugural year, the Comm Ave Charity Classic raised over $55,000 for Compassionate Care ALS. The game was played at historic Walter Brown Arena in front of a capacity crowd of 3,500 spectators. The game featured 27 current or former NHL players, 3 Hobey Baker Award winners, countless All-Americans, 2 Stanley Cup winners and 2 NHL Hall of Famers.

We thank the players, the Boston University staff, the volunteers, the sponsors, the donors, and all of the fans for making the first year so memorable. We look forward to seeing you all in 2016!

2015 Rosters:

Boston College

Greg Brown, Buffalo Sabres, BC ’90
Brian Boyle, Tampa Bay Lightning, BC ’07
Stephen Gionta, New Jersey Devils, BC ’06
Brian Leetch, New York Rangers, BC ’87
Mike Mottau, Boston Bruins, BC ’00
Cory Schneider, New Jersey Devils, BC ’08
Dave Spina, Finland, BC ‘05
Joe Whitney, New Jersey Devils, BC ‘11
Brian Gibbons, Columbus Blue Jackets, BC ‘11
John Muse, Carolina Hurricanes, BC ’11
Jimmy Hayes, Boston Bruins, BC ’12
Paul Carey, Boston Bruins, BC ’12
Brian Dumoulin, Pittsburgh Penguins, BC ’13
Chris Kreider, New York Rangers, BC’13
Kevin Hayes, New York Rangers, BC’14
Bill Arnold, Calgary Flames, BC ’14
Patrick Brown, Carolina Hurricanes, BC ’14
Johnny Gaudreau, Calgary Flames, BC’15

Boston University

Matt O’Connor, Ottawa Senators, BU ’15
Ben Rosen, Bridgeport Soundtigers, BU ’13
Ross Gaudet, BU ’12
Matt Ronan, BU ’14
Pat MacGregor, BU ’14
Anthony Moccia, BU ’15
Mike Pomichter, Anaheim Mighty Ducks, BU ’95
Sean Escobedo, Pittsburgh Penguins, BU ’13
Chris Kelleher, Boston Bruins, BU ’98
Tom Poti, Washington Capitals, BU ’98
Shawn McEachern, Boston Bruins, BU ’91
Scott Young, St. Louis Blues, BU ‘87
Jay Pandolfo,New Jersey Devils, BU ‘96
Freddy Meyer, Philadelphia Flyers, BU ’03
Charlie Coyle, Minnesota Wild, BU ‘14
Adam Clendening, Vancouver Canucks, BU ’14
Chris Bourque, New York Rangers, BU ’05

Special Guests

Lane MacDonald, Harvard ’89
Stevie Moses, Nashville Predators, UNH ’12
Ray Bourque, Boston Bruins
Pete Frates Family Friend Will O’Neill, Winnipeg Jets