How Bruce Boudreau survived 9/11

A reader sent along a fascinating excerpt from the new book by Washington coach Bruce Boudreau, who previously served as coach of the Manchester Monarchs. In this excerpt, Boudreau discusses how he was originally booked on the flight that claimed the lives of scouts Ace Bailey and Mark Bavis on Sept. 11, 2001, and how a decision by then-coach Andy Murray essentially saved Boudreau’s life…

Excerpts from “Gabby – Confessions of a Hockey Lifer”

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  • Steve Soldo

    Wow–what a story…

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  • David

    Incredible! This definitely reinforces how fragile life really is, and how we should live each and every day to the fullest.

    To think that Mr. Bailey’s life could have been spared if he had come to L.A. the day before. Unbelievably tragic!

    The Ace Bailey Children’s Foundation was established in Ace’s memory with the following objective:

    “The Ace Bailey Childrens Foundation focuses on the well being of hospitalized children through the establishment and improvement of hospital programs, environments and professional services that reduce the stress of hospitalization for newborns, children and their families. The Floating Hospital for Children, part of Tufts-New England Medical Center in Boston, is the primary recipient of our funding.”

    Here is a link to Ace’s website:

    Please help support Ace’s Charitable Foundation.

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