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Annual Freedom Fighters and Boston Bruins Alumni Game


The Boston Bruins Alumni, a non-profit organization made up of past players of the Boston Bruins, will play the Freedom Fighters of Stoneham in their fourth annual hockey matchup to benefit Veterans on Saturday, April 2 at 7:00 p.m. at the Stoneham Arena, 101 Montvale Avenue, Stoneham.  All proceeds of the game will be donated to the New England Center and Home for Veterans.

The Freedom Fighters team was created in 2012 by Frank Scioli, a Stoneham resident and longtime hockey player who wanted to give back to the nation’s Veterans by organizing a benefit game against former Bruins greats.  He reached out to 16 friends who joined him on the team for the game, which is now in its fourth year.

We are so grateful for their support, and look forward to a fun and exciting event!

Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. For more information, or to purchase tickets or program ad space, please contact Frank Scioli at or  at 617-902-3148.

Below is the Freedom Fighters roster for game day. You can see the Boston Bruins Alumni team roster here, including such players as Ray Bourque and current NESN Boston Bruins analyst Andy Brickley!

FF Roster


Advancement Team


New England Center and Home for Veterans
Advancement Department
17 Court Street
Boston, MA 02108

617-371-1777 (tel)
617-371-1840 (fax)


Charlene F. Pontbriand
Senior Vice President, Advancement

Mark O. Gough
Director of Corporation and Foundation Relations

Nicole Hand
Director of Sponsorships and Events

Adrienne Kaplowitz
Philanthropic Officer, Community Engagement

Nick Feeko 
Communications Associate

Duyen Hua
Lead Development Associate

Maggie Retton
Development Associate


Lindsay Davis-Braun
Development Systems Manager




The New England Center and Home for Veterans is pleased to announce that the annual Greater Boston Stand Down will take place on Friday, September 9, 2022 at Boston City Hall Plaza. This yearly event brings together community providers and Veterans in one place to provide Veterans easy access to services and employment opportunities.

As in past years, over 100 service providers, employers, and community organizations are expected to turn out and provide essential supportive services, including housing assistance, medical care and wellness programs, legal support and employment assistance. Veterans will also be able to enjoy a free lunch and live entertainment.

For more information about the event, or to apply as a service provider, please contact Download and print the event flyer here.

Important information for Veterans planning to attend:
Veteran service hours are from 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM. You must bring proof of service. DD214 is acceptable.

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