Healthy BC, BU rivalry at Bruins development camp
WILMINGTON, Mass. (WHDH) -- It was day two of Bruins development camp Friday and although the vast majority of the players don't have NHL experience, it doesn't mean they're not familiar with Boston or the Bruins.
With five players at Bruins development camp either from the area or playing at the collegiate level in the city, Boston is well-represented and rivals are respected.
When asked was he does when sitting next to his BU rival, former BC defenseman Tommy Cross said, “Not the best seating arrangement, but he’s a good guy and in the summertime you kind of put that stuff aside, and for this week we’re on the same team.”
“It is a little bit strange. Kind of felt like I was in the game a little bit, didn’t want him to take the puck away from me and when he did I was a little bit angry. But I think that’s just the competitive streak that we hockey players have in us,” said Justin Courtnall, former BU forward.
“It was obviously a big rivalry during the year but you come here to something like this and it’s good to meet those guys, get to know them and become friends with them,” said Parker Milner, former BC goalie.
“Massachusetts has taken a lot of pride in their development and speaks for itself with these guys being here. And they’re all great guys. Really happy for them too,” said Matt Grzelcyk, Bruins third-round draft pick.
Tommy Cross also agreed that Boston College runs the city, which is okay because the school has won three out of the last five national championships.