Contact Us
Cresskill-Closter Daily Voice serves Closter, Cresskill & Demarest
Return to your home site

Menu

Cresskill-Closter Daily Voice serves Closter, Cresskill & Demarest

Nearby Towns

  • Northern Valley
    serves Harrington Park, Haworth, Northvale, Norwood, Old Tappan & Rockleigh
  • Englewood
    serves Alpine, Englewood, Englewood Cliffs & Tenafly
  • Bergenfield
    serves Bergenfield, Dumont & New Milford
lifestyle

NJ Devils Surprise Young Englewood Cancer Survivor

Burgida, 11, drops the ceremonial first puck Friday for NJ Devil Brian Boyle and NY Islander Anders Lee. Photo Credit: NJ Devils
Burgida and Hynes. Photo Credit: NJ Devils

Longtime New Jersey Devils fan and leukemia survivor Bennett Burgida, 11, was getting ready to drop the ceremonial first puck at Friday night's game against the New York Islanders when his hero skated up next to him.

Instead of Captain Andy Greene, Brian Boyle came over.

Boyle is also a cancer survivor, having fought a 13-month battle with leukemia and announced last month the cancer was in remission.

Burgida served as the team's honorary assistant coach, joining John Hynes for the pregame press briefing.

The Devils lost to the New York Islanders 4-3 in overtime.

to sign up for Daily Voice's free daily emails and news alerts.

Welcome to

Cresskill-Closter Daily Voice!

Serves Closter, Cresskill & Demarest

Get the news you need to know on the go.

Welcome to

Cresskill-Closter Daily Voice!

Serves Closter, Cresskill & Demarest

Hi! You've read our articles so we know you like our reporting. To keep reading please join our mailing list.

Get important news about your town as it happens.