Sadly, neither Dan Cortese nor MC Hammer will be anywhere in sight -- but, in the name of charity, Milan Lucic has taken the mantle and will carry on the proud tradition of Rock & Jock softball tonight at LeLacheur Park in Lowell.
For the third straight summer the Bruins forward will host a celebrity game to benefit the charitable partners of NMTW Credit Union through the Celebrities for Charity Foundation, and as usual a number of Lucic's icemates will support his cause by leading a team of athletes against a squad comprised of radio personalities, TV newscasters and producers, as well as burgeoning music star.
Led by Lucic and legendary defenseman Ray Bourque, the Jocks team will include current Bruins Dennis Seidenberg, Johnny Boychuk, and Tuukka Rask (who peppered the Green Monster while taking batting practice at Fenway Park a few weeks back), as well as ex-Bruin Jay Miller, free agent blue liner Mike Mottau, Olympic gold medalist Colleen Coyne, former Patriot lineman Joe Andruzzi, Revolution midfielder Kelyn Rowe, ex-major-league pitcher Jeff Juden -- and perhaps a last-minute surprise or two, as B's enforcer Shawn Thornton was a year ago.
That group will be opposed by the Rocks, including Kendra Petrone from KISS 108; Ramiro, Melissa, and Krazy Kulo from Jam'n 94.5; Chris Lambert, Tim Caputo, and Dylan Dreyer from Channel 7; David Wade from Channel 4; Joe Haggerty from Comcast Sports Net; Toucher and Rich from The Sports Hub; Karson and Kennedy from Mix 104.1; Danny Smith, executive producer of "Family Guy"; and singer James Massone of Wakefield.
There may not be as many mullets as there were at the original, but it should be a worthwhile take nevertheless. The remaining tickets are $10, with doors opening at 6 p.m. -- there's also a silent auction -- and the game starting at 7.
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