Bruins visit Newtown CT, hold clinics
NEWTOWN, Conn. (WHDH) -- Something about sports can bring people together, even start a healing process and the Boston Bruins were a huge part of that in Newtown Connecticut.
“It’s incredible to see the amount of happy faces here today and the amount of fun everyone is having,” said Tyler Seguin, Bruins Center.
Not words heard as often from a community touched by tragedy just two months ago.
A floor hockey clinic can't change the past, but leaves lasting and positive memories for kids in Newtown who got to meet their favorite players.
“I’ve never met the players before. It’s kinda cool to meet them,” said a kid.
The team packed along the Stanley Cup, championship rings, cheerleaders and a mascot.
“It’s a great moment I think for the community and all the fans that the Bruins came out to Newtown so we are having a great afternoon,” said a participant.
They signed autographs and played around with kids at the Newtown Youth Academy but went a step further. Some members of the current rooster and head coach Claude Julien met privately with the victims’ families.
They also practiced with the varsity hockey team at Newtown High School.
The Bruins were then given these jerseys that they tweeted a picture of with a sign saying ‘We are Sandy Hook, we choose love.’
"I guess like you said a no brainer, and just happy to be here,” said Dougie Hamilton, Bruins Defensemen.