Ference and the Stanley Cup tour Boston
BOSTON -- The Stanley Cup was back in Boston Monday, and defenseman Andrew Ference was taking it around the town.
What better medicine than a visit with the Stanley Cup?
Bruins Andrew Ference decided to share his day with the Cup with the patients at Spaulding Rehab Hospital.
“This place needed that to boost the morale of the people in here,” one man said.
“Personally, I’ve been in the hospital all summer and that was the highlight,” another patient said.
“Spaulding is one of the first places that I came as a Bruin, actually, for some of the team events,” Ference said. “And just over the years, seeing some of the work that they do rehabbing patients from all different -- whether it’s accidents or illness -- some of the programs they’ve got are amazing.”
Ference arrived in a pedicab with his wife and daughter.
He says he had his moment on the ice to celebrate months ago -- now, it's Boston's turn.
“I don't care who you are, it brings a smile to your face,” he said. “There’s something about this cup that… people are excited.”
Ference also asked Norwood hockey player Matt Brown - who was paralyzed after a hit on the ice - to join him in celebrating.
“I was in there talking to him as a friend,” Brown said. “I was just talking to him about how many kids we had in our basement Game 7 and his eyes lit up when I told him, so it’s great to be able to call Andrew Ference my friend.”
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