NEWTOWN, Conn. (CBS) – Players and coaches from the Boston Bruins visited Newtown, Connecticut to show their support for families impacted by the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.
For the town, it was a sort of escape from the heavy-hearted days of the past two months, but there really is no escape.
“We’ll always be reminded; I don’t think anything is going to change that,” said Newtown dad Rick Radovich. “But I think the outpouring of love and support from everybody around the world has really been helpful.”
On Monday, it was the Boston Bruins offering signatures, games and a reason to smile. The Bruins even brought the Stanley Cup with them.
“I just want the kids to have a good day,” said Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference.
Other members of the Bruins that attended were Chris Bourque, Dougie Hamilton, Aaron Johnson, Adam McQuaid, Daniel Paille, Rich Peverley, and Head Coach Claude Julien.
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“I was touched by (the shooting) as much as everybody else was,” Coach Julien said. “There was no hesitation to come out here and give my support and hopefully put some smiles on faces and I’m with them all the way.”
Bruins Alumni Bob Sweeney and Tommy Songin conducted street hockey clinics, and the Bruins Youth Hockey Development team hosted an hour-long clinic with Newtown High School’s varsity hockey team.