Massachusetts House Delegation Honors Stanley Cup Winners the Boston Bruins With Congressional Resolution
June 22, 2011
WASHINGTON, D.C. All ten members of the Massachusetts delegation in the U.S. House of Representatives congratulated the Boston Bruins on winning the 2010-2011 Stanley Cup by introducing H. Res 318.
"Boston has Beat L.A., Reversed the Curse, Squished the Fish, and now Vanquished Vancouver," said Rep. Edward J. Markey, dean of the Massachusetts Congressional delegation. "Congratulations to the 2011 Stanley Cup Champions and to every Bruins fan who stuck with them since the days of Bobby Orr. After an historic 7-year run, capturing every major sports title, Boston is unmatched in professional sports in the 21st century."
"Congratulations to our Boston Bruins, a team with great character, grit and talent," said Rep. Michael Capuano. "You never gave up and you brought great joy to New England. Thank you for a thrilling playoff ride and for bringing the Stanley Cup back to Boston."
"It's hard to believe that it's been 39 years since the Boston Bruins have brought home the Stanley Cup," said Rep. Stephen F. Lynch. "But the way they played coming back after being down two games to none it was worth the wait. This team has given hockey fans throughout New England reason to be proud. The coaches and players embody the perseverance, passion and talent of true champions. I join my colleagues in congratulating all of the Bruins players, coaches and management on this amazing accomplishment."
"Massachusetts can be very proud of the Bruins for their great win of the Stanley Cup and for all of us for the responsible way in which we showed our pride," said Rep. Barney Frank.
"When one of the Bruins got knocked down, they all stood up and showed what it means to be a true team," said Rep. William R. Keating.
"I congratulate the Boston Bruins on bringing the Stanley Cup back to Massachusetts. After a grueling series that went right up to the 7th game, the Bruins showed a lot of heart and determination," said Rep. John Olver.
"The Bruins fought through three game sevens, injuries, and underdog status to bring the Stanley Cup home to Boston," said Rep. Niki Tsongas. "Their gritty and determined play throughout these playoffs exemplified team and rewarded generations of loyal B's fans from across New England."
"For the first time since 1972, when Bobby Orr and Gerry Cheevers led the Boston Bruins to victory over the New York Rangers, the Stanley Cup is finally returning to Causeway Street," said Rep. Richard E. Neal. "In what can only be described as an epic series, the gritty Bruins outplayed their arch rival, the Vancouver Canucks, in seven games making them the new sports heroes of New England. Congratulations to Coach Claude Julien, Captain Zdeno Chara and Conn Smythe Trophy winner Tim Thomas and the entire team for an extraordinary series victory that captivated the region for weeks. It's time to get the duck boats ready for another rolling celebration through the streets of Boston."
"I join with my Massachusetts colleagues in congratulating the Boston Bruins on winning the Stanley Cup," said Rep. John Tierney. "After losing the first two games of the Cup Finals, the Bruins fought back by playing hard-nosed hockey and benefiting from the brilliant goaltending of Tim Thomas, the Conn Smythe Trophy winner. B's fans in my district and across the Commonwealth have been waiting 39 years for this moment, and I know that they and so many others were captivated by this special team."
"I want to congratulate the Bruins for an extraordinary season," said Rep. Jim McGovern. "Throughout the year, they have showed the value of teamwork and commitment. I look forward to seeing Lord Stanley's cup in Massachusetts."
Below is the text of H.Res 318, the Congressional resolution introduced by the Representatives.
Contact: Alison M. Mills (Rep. Capuano) 617-621-6208