PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) The start of the hockey season is about a month away, and that's music to the ears of Boston Bruins defenseman Brandon Carlo.

Carlo would only be a junior in college if he was playing hockey at the Garden. He was recently in Portland for a Bruins Fan Fest event held in Monument Square. We caught up with him to talk about his mentor with the Bruins, if he ever gets homesick, and New England's passion for hockey.