I came across this article on the Boston Globe’s website last night and knew it was perfect to share for Feel Good Friday. You don’t have to be a New Englander to appreciate it and you don’t have to be a hockey fan.
Still, as back story, during the 2011 playoffs (in which the Bruins went on to win the Stanley Cup) Andrew Ference bought an Army Ranger jacket on eBay for a few bucks. The jacket became the “trophy” that the teammate voted player of the game would wear after a victory. The jacket came back this year and carried the Bruins late into the Stanley Cup finals. You can find that story here.
Switching gears for just a sec, Matt Brown is a local kid who suffered a terrible spinal injury during a high school hockey game that left him paralyzed from the chest down. He has become an icon here in Boston for his strength and perseverance, and has become a close friend to the Boston Bruin’s organization. He’s been particularly close to Ference, who was traded from the Bruins to the Edmonton Oilers just after the conclusion of the 2013 season.
As he left town this week, Ference wanted to pass the jacket off one last time. See where this is going? Check it out here.