Boston University and Boston College are rivals on the ice, but will unite next month to battle a common cause.
The first annual Comm Ave Charity Classic on July 10 will feature a hockey game between BC and BU with all proceeds benefiting Compassionate Care ALS in support of Pete Frates, Dick Kelley, and all those affected by ALS.
All of the participating players are current or former NHL and AHL stars. The game will be played at Walter Brown Arena on the Boston University campus starting at 7 p.m. The event will also include a silent auction, raffles, giveaways and a chance to meet the NHL stars.
The list of players:
Chris Kreider, New York Rangers, BC ’13
Johnny Gaudreau, Calgary Flames, BC ’15
Kevin Hayes, New York Rangers, BC ’14
Mike Mottau, Boston Bruins, BC ’00
Jay Pandalfo, New Jersey Devils, BU ’96
Charlie Coyle, Minnesota Wild, BU ’14
Freddy Meyer, Philladelhia Flyers, BU ’03
Jimmy Hayes, Florida Panthers, BC ’12
Paul Carey, Boston Bruins, BC ’12
John Muse, Carolina Hurricanes, BC ’11
Brian Dumoulin, Pittsburgh Penguins, BC ’13
Bill Arnold, Calgary Flames, BC ’14
Dave Spina, Finland, BC ’05
Patrick Brown, Carolina Hurricanes, BC ’14
Brian Leetch, New York Rangers, BC ’87
Scott Young, St. Louis Blues, BU ’87
Adam Clendening, Vancouver Canucks, BU ’14
Wade Megan, Florida Panthers, BU ’13
Joe Whitney, New Jersey Devils, BC ’11
Brian Gibbons, Columbus Blue Jackets, BC ’11
Jeff Giuliano, Los Angeles Kings, BC ’02
The concept for the Comm Ave Charity Classic began in late 2014 when former Boston College captain Pat Mullane was inspired by BC’s own sports information director, Dick Kelley, and his notable fight against ALS. Like many student-athletes at Boston College, Mullane was fortunate to develop a great friendship with Dick, who served as mentor, role model and most importantly, a friend to everyone he met.
Kelley lost his battle with ALS in Feb. 2014.
Tickets are on sale and can be purchased through Ticketmaster or at the Agganis Arena Box Office (10 a.m. -5 p.m. Monday through Friday).
Contact Mullane at [email protected] for more information, to make a donation or to volunteer.