BOSTON — A great deal of the population of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan will be tuning into today’s Boston Bruins game with Carolina with a little more intense interest this afternoon.
Winger Byron Bitz, recalled from Providence (AHL) for the first time today, is scheduled to make his NHL debut against the Hurricanes. Bitz’s parents, Brendan and Louise, even made last-minute reservations to come to the Hub and take in the contest.
Now it’s up to Bitz to represent his province well.
“Everyone competes so hard growing up, it’s almost bred into you – guys like Jeremy Reich,” Bitz said in the TD Banknorth Garden hallway before the game. “There’s a lot of guys from Saskatchewan that play a physical brand of hockey and I’ll try to live up that reputation, I guess.” (more…)