Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff
As a roster of celebrities and former Bruins finished their pre-game warmups on the makeshift Fenway Park ice, John "Pie" McKenzie leaned against the boards, near where second base would be, and took it all in.
"I feel real young again," said McKenzie, an undersized but aggressive forward known for his dogged play on the 1970 and '72 Stanley Cup winners, as snowflakes melted into his white hair. "I just wish my body would feel the same way. My legs won't move like they used to."
A moment later, Ken Hodge, the great goal scorer, skated up from behind and put the 72-year-old McKenzie in a playful headlock. Then Hodge turned and introduced Kiefer Sutherland, star of "24," to TV producer and Red Sox co-owner Tom Werner, each of whom skated nearby.
All wore wide smiles -- after all, they were on the ice at Fenway, some of them past their hockey prime, some of them having never known a hockey prime, all of them getting to skate before 30,000 people.
The game raises money for the Boston Bruins and Boston Red Sox foundations and for Hockey Fights Cancer, a charity organized by the NHL and its players' association.
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