Bruins alums in town to raise money for Junior Hockey

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BANGOR, Maine (WABI)- Some former Boston Bruins were teeing it up at Bangor Muni Friday in an effort to raise money for the Maine Junior Black Bears Youth Hockey Organization

Andrew Raycroft and Al Iafrate were on hand, signing autographs and talking hockey.

It's the Junior Black Bears largest annual fundraising event.

Over a dozen local business sponsored the tournament, and there was a live auction as well.

Raycroft is now a studio analyst for the Bruins on NESN, and talked about the value of junior hockey.

"It's really important to small communities,” Raycroft said. “Get kids out of the house, get them moving around and busy, especially through the winter months when it's easy to stay in the house. With hockey not being a cheap sport by any means it's extremely expensive to keep going. These fundraisers are important, and if we can help out as Bruins alumni to be up here, then that's great."