What a season it was for the Boston Bruins. And now fans can meet and greet two former Bruins in Bangor. The Maine JR Black Bears, in conjunction with the Bruins Alumni and the Sports Chowdah, are happy to host Andrew Raycroft and Al IaFrate as part of the annual golf tournament and dinner fundraiser for the program.
The golf tournament tees off at 11am at Bangor Municipal Golf Course August 2 with dinner to follow at Jeff’s Catering at 5pm. Fans will enjoy a meet and greet with Raycroft and Iafrate as well as golf, dinner, and a live auction filled with sports memorial and more.
Andrew Raycroft was originally drafted by the Boston Bruins in 1998. His best year for the B’s was 2003-2004 when he played in 57 games and compiled a record of 29-18-9.
Raycroft has also played for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Colorado Avalanche, Vancouver Canucks, Dallas Stars. Raycroft is currently a studio analyst for the Boston Bruins broadcasts on NESN and a host on the hockey podcast Breaking The Ice.
Al IaFrate played in the National Hockey League between 1984 and 1998. He played 799 career NHL games over twelve NHL seasons, scoring 152 goals and 311 assists for 463 points. He also compiled 1301 penalty minutes.
He is perhaps most famous for his extremely hard slapshot. He set a record for velocity during the NHL Skills Competition of 1993, a record which stood for 16 years, at 105.2 miles per hour.
The event is sponsored by The Sports Chowdah, Bangor Savings Bank and Doug Damon of Realty of Maine.
For more information please contact Cheri Damon at 949-4745 or Guy Perron at 478-7273.