BOSTON, MA – The Boston Bruins will visit Newtown, CT on Monday to conduct a variety of events, with the assistance of the United Way of Western Connecticut. The visit will feature current Bruins Chris Bourque, Andrew Ference, Dougie Hamilton, Aaron Johnson, Adam McQuaid, Daniel Paille, Rich Peverley, as well as Head Coach Claude Julien. The players will be taking pictures, signing autographs and spending time with the hundreds of families in attendance from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Along with the player appearances, Boston Bruins Alumni Bob Sweeney and Tommy Songin will be in attendance to help conduct Street Hockey Clinics. The Bruins Youth Hockey Development team will host an hour-long clinic with Newtown High School’s varsity hockey team. Bruins staff will be giving out framed team-autographed jerseys to Newtown first responders, and the Stanley Cup is expected to make an appearance. All 1,300 attendees will receive a t-shirt bearing both a Bruins logo and the Sandy Hook green ribbon, donated by Delaware North Companies.
In addition to the activities in Newtown on Monday, the Bruins will honor Sandy Hook Elementary School Vice Principal Natalie Green Hammond at their game against the Montreal Canadiens on Sunday, March 3 at the TD Garden. Green Hammond, a lifelong Bruins fan, will drop the ceremonial first puck.
The Newtown event is not open to the public; only invited guests who have registered to attend will be permitted.
The Bruins would like to thank to the following organizations for their help in coordinating this visit: Garden Neighborhood Charities, ETS International, and New England Picture