Citing health concerns, Bruins postpone ceremony honoring 1970 Stanley Cup team

BOSTON - MARCH 18: The Boston Bruins honor their 1970 Championship team prior to the game between the Bruins and the Pittsburgh Penguins of the Boston Bruins at the TD Garden on March 18, 2010 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

By Ty Anderson, 985TheSportsHub.com

The Boston Bruins have officially decided that it's better to be safe than sorry, as the organization has announced the postponement of the ceremony to honor the 1970 Stanley Cup Team scheduled for Mar. 24 at TD Garden.

"Given the higher risks associated with COVID-19 in older adults, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends avoiding all non-essential travel and as such the Bruins do not want to encourage travel for members of the 1970 team," the Bruins said in a statement released on Wednesday afternoon.

Originally scheduled to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the '70 team, the team noted that the ceremony will be moved to the fall of the 2020-21 season, which would still fit under the "50-year" anniversary, of course, based on the calendar year.

This is the first real impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the Bruins in terms of their events in Boston, as the team has yet to make an announcement on attendance for their home games or any upcoming events at TD Garden for that matter.

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