Horton, you may remember, squirted water from the TD Garden onto the Canucks’ home ice before Game 7 of last year’s Stanley Cup Finals. The Bruins had won all three games on their home ice in convincing fashion so Horton hoped to carry that mojo into Vancouver.
Luckily for local rinks, the Bruins melted all the ice from the Garden after their Stanley Cup-winning season and are now providing every hockey rink in New England a water bottle’s worth so that they can borrow a little bit of the Bruins’ magic.
Over 300 local rinks are expected to receive some of the melted ice that the Bruins played on during the 2010-11 season as part of the team’s “Home Ice Advantage” campaign.
Rinks will receive their water bottles in the next few weeks, but Horton will be making a special delivery to the Simoni Skating Arena in Cambridge on Tuesday to start the campaign. Other rinks are encouraged to host their own ceremonies.