Stephen Hirsch remembers the glory days of Bobby Orr and the Big Bad Bruins in the early 1970s. The Bruins won Stanley Cups in 1970 and 1972 and many believe Orr is the greatest to ever play the game.
Hirsch, a board member of the Boys and Girls Club of Lynn, will be suiting up for a benefit hockey game against the Boston Bruins Alumni team this Sunday, April 6 at 3 p.m. at the Stoneham Arena. Proceeds will go to the Lynn club on North Common Street.
Hirsch will be playing for the 99 Restaurant Legends team. The Bruins team will include Andy Brickley, Bob Beers, Reggie Lemelin, Bruce Shoebottom, Glen Featherstone, Rick Middleton, Ken Linsman, and Don Awrey.
“This is the fourth year of the game,” said Hirsch, a former hockey player at Lynn Classical and intramural player at Northeastern University. “It’s a fun event and the Bruins alumni are available for autographs.”
Game director Randy Suckney said there will be a silent auction. Some of the items include hockey pucks autographed by Ray Bourque, Tori Krug, and Dougie Hamilton, baseballs autographed by Clay Buchholz and Xander Bogaerts, a football autographed by Vince Wilfork, and tickets to a Boston Bruins playoff game. There will be restaurant gift certificates and a Keurig coffeemaker in the auction.
“We’ll have a T-shirt toss and other fun events in between periods,” said Suckney, who played hockey at Peabody High and Johnson and Wales University.