As current and former Capitals take the ice for a summer league in Minnesota, Brooks Orpik will head back to his college roots in Boston, Massachusetts.
The Capitals defenseman will participate in the third annual Commonwealth Avenue Charity Classic hockey game, pitting alumni of Boston College verses alums of Boston University. This year’s game will take place at Boston University’s Walter Brown Arena on July 14th at 7PM.
Orpik, who is playing for Boston College, will be joined by former Capital Paul Carey, who recently signed a one-year deal with the New York Rangers.
— Comm Ave Classic (@CommAveClassic) May 22, 2017
Other notable participants will include Jack Eichel, Johnny Gaudreau, and Cory Schnieder.
The alumni game will pit current and former NHL and AHL players against each other. All proceeds of the event will benefit Compassionate Care ALS and The Travis Roy Foundation. The game is in honor of Pete Frates and Travis Roy. Frates is a former captain of the Boston College baseball team, who suffers from ALS. Roy was a student at BU and during his first shift as a freshman, he hit the boards and cracked his fourth vertebra, leaving him paralyzed.
— BC Eagles (@BCEagles) July 12, 2017
Since the event began in 2015, over $100,000 has been raised.
Tickets can be purchased for $15 (with Ticketmaster fee) online or at the Agganis Box Office.
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