Marine Lance Cpl. Brian P. Parrello gave his life on January 1, 2005 while serving our country in Iraq. Brian was a hockey fanatic and a member of the Bears hockey program were his love for the game began.
The Bears organization honors the memory of Brianís life and passion for the game by wearing a patch on all team jerseys. The patch was designed with his initials BP and # 13, his favorite number.