It was a night to remember for many Victorian hockey fanatics this past Saturday night, though for one little fan, it may be one he’ll never forget.
During the Boston Bruins Alumni game at the Q Centre on October 5th, former NHL superstar Ray Bourque not only gave the young fan a story he’ll be telling for the rest of his life, but literally did so with time still ticking on the clock – and the game play still going!
With 5 minutes remaining in the last period, the boy carefully crept up to the glass beside where Bourque was sitting on the bench, and politely asked for his autograph, Maggie May tells Victoria Buzz.
Despite the action still happening on ice, the former Bruins’ captain pulled off his gloves, asked the boy’s name and signed the autograph for him.
The photographer is hoping to find the young fan’s family, as she was able to capture the heartwarming moment but had no relation to the boy.
The Boston Bruins squared off against the Greater Victoria Firefighters on Saturday, and aside from Bourque, the roster included many big names such as Andrew Raycroft and Geoff Courtnall. The charity game was hosted by the Umbrella Society, with 100% of the proceeds going towards the purchase of a second stage recovery house.