The Boston Bruins announced today that members of the team will travel to Newtown, Connecticut on Monday to meet with the families that lost loved ones to spend time with them and sign autographs.
So far Adam McQuaid, Rich Peverley, Andrew Ference, Dougie Hamilton, Daniel Paille, Chris Bourque and Aaron Johnson are among the members taking part in the event with head coach Claude Julien. The event is taking place on Monday during the mid-afternoon hours, starting at 4:30pm.
The event is only open to registered, invited guests. The members involved will also be handing out team-signed jerseys to the Newtown first responders according to a team-issued statement. The Stanley Cup is also expected to make an appearance.
In addition to making the visit with the community, the Bruins will also 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. She will be dropping the ceremonial first puck.