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New ice for the Bruins

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 09 / 19 / 16

Photo by: KATE FLOCK The Boston Bruins held a grand opening for their new practice facility on Sept. 8. The Warrior Ice Arena, featuring a 75,000-square-foot rink, is part of the Boston Landin...

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