On Tuesday, February 12, the Boston Bruins hosted Chinese Cultural Night presented by Ocean 24 SE’s client : O.R.G. Packaging at their game against the Chicago Blackhawks at TD Garden. Mr. Zhou Yunjie, chairman of O.R.G. Packaging participated in the ceremonial puck drop. The Bruins hosted over 20 Chinese youth hockey players in Boston for 10 days. This marks the fourth year that a group of Chinese youth players have traveled to Boston as part of the partnership with Ocean 24 SE’s client O.R.G. Packaging which began in 2015.
The group of Chinese youth hockey players was in attendance for the game and participated in several in- game experiences such as Three Minutes of Fame, high-five line, bench assistants and ice resurfacer rides.
The Bruins wore special Chinese-themed jerseys for warmups. Fans were also given Chinese "Go Bruins" signs upon entering through the turnstiles, and there were also Chinese calligraphy station and a traditional Chinese New Year Lion Dance performance on the TD Garden concourse.
Throughout their time in Boston, the Chinese youth players participated in on-ice and off-ice clinics and training sessions led by the Boston Bruins Youth Hockey staff and alumni, and played games against local youth teams.
The Boston Bruins organization has been heavily involved in growing the game of hockey in China for the past three years after partnering with Ocean 24 SE and our client: O.R.G. Packaging in 2015. The Bruins became the first NHL team and first North American professional sports organization to partner with O.R.G. Packaging which is based in Beijing, China.
This past summer, the organization made its third annual official visit to China, where current Bruins players Danton Heinen and Sean Kuraly, alumni P.J. Stock, and Providence Bruins Head Coach Jay Leach led on-ice and off-ice clinics for Chinese youth players. In addition, the Boston Bruins and Calgary Flames traveled to China to play two preseason games, on in Shenzhen and one in Beijing.
Since the partnership with Ocean 24 SE’s client: O.R.G. was consummated, the Bruins have hosted over 100 Chinese youth hockey players from 2015 to 2018. Throughout the visits, the Chinese youth hockey players participated in clinics led by the Bruins Youth Hockey Development Team, played games against local New England youth hockey teams, explored the city of Boston and watched Bruins hockey games at TD Garden. The Bruins will continue to host a different group of Chinese youth hockey players in Boston each year, as part of their five-year partnership with O.R.G. Packaging. Since the partnership began in 2015, over 500 Chinese youth hockey players have participated in the various clinics held by the Bruins.