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Final Days for Brian Boyle’s Rally for 11 Contest; Raising Money for Children in Need



NHL Trade Deadline, Pittsburgh Penguins, Brian Boyle, Rally for 11, Jimmy Hayes

Not all Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers tangles need be nasty, hate-filled battles even between warriors Kevin Hayes and Brian Boyle. Last August, the hockey world mourned the untimely passing of Jimmy Hayes, a former NHL player with several teams and Penguins farmhand. Hayes was only 31-years-old and left behind two sons and a wife.

Hayes’ final professional season was 2018-19, spent mostly with the WBS Penguins. He played 72 games for WBS with 30 points (15-15-30). Hayes played in 334 NHL games and scored 54 goals. He played a career-high 75 games with the Boston Bruins in 2015-16.

His brother Kevin, a center for the Philadelphia Flyers, and former teammate Brian Boyle are raising funds for Rally for 11 charity, which gives proceedes to children in need at Saint Joseph School in Dorchester, MA where Jimmy and his 4 siblings attended school.

The players are using the upcoming Penguins-Flyers game to raise awareness and funds with the following package. You can enter here.

  • 2 Tickets to the April 24th Penguins at Flyers game
  • Signed jersey from Boyle
  • Signed jersey from Hayes
  • Game-used stick from Boyle
  • Game-used stick from Hayes
  • Post-game meet and greet with Boyle and Hayes
  • Airfare and hotel for you and a guest

You can also visit the page to make a tax deductible donation, ranging from $10 to $200.

No donation is required to win the package. The contest is open to residents of the United States and Canada (excluding Quebec) who are eighteen (18) years of age or older (or the age of majority, whichever is greater) and of legal age to form a binding contract.

Brian Boyle returned to the NHL with the Pittsburgh Penguins on a PTO in training camp, and made the team. He’s been one of the most pleasant surprises in recent memory. He has 15 points, including nine goals in 55 games and became a mainstay in the deep Penguins lineup. With Boyle, the Penguins penalty kill is second in the NHL.

The contest entries end Sunday at midnight, CST.

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Pittsburgh Hockey Now Editor-in-Chief, formerly 93.7 The Fan, Sportsnet Hockey Tonight, NHL Home Ice. Catch Dan tweeting @theDanKingerski and the official @pghhockeynow account.

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8 months ago

I don’t know the man Brian Boyle but he sure seems to be one of the good guys in this league.

8 months ago

Was unaware, thanks for the heads up. Im in for $25.

Mike Donnelly
Mike Donnelly
8 months ago

How much do I respect Brian Boyle? I had to order my Big Boyle T-shirt from an online company in Chine. Of course I’ll be contributing to this worthy cause.

8 months ago

This is just another reason I am glad Brian Boyle wear a Pens sweater, He is a a great vetern presence and overall great team player…I donated and told several of my Pens Fanatics about this. Thank you Dan for articles like this. There is more to the sport than just sticks and pucks..