May 21, 2024


“I understand how nice the tradition is in that state. And I understand how nice the persons are.”

Jim Montgomery performed 4 seasons on the College of Maine. John Tlumacki / The Boston Globe

Bruins head coach Jim Montgomery would possibly hail from Montreal, however he has cast loads of connections to Maine throughout his hockey profession.

Throughout his post-practice media availability on Thursday morning at Warrior Ice Area, the previous College of Maine star opened his presser with a press release on the mass shootings that happened in Lewiston, Maine on Wednesday. 

“I wish to begin out by recognizing a horrific and tragic occasion that occurred in Lewiston, Maine yesterday,” Montgomery mentioned. “The Boston Bruins supply our sympathy and condolences to the victims and households that suffered.

“I personally spent 4 fantastic years on the College of Maine. And I understand how nice the tradition is in that state. And I understand how nice the persons are. My heartfelt sympathies to all people that’s impacted.”

The Bruins posted their very own group assertion on the mass taking pictures Thursday morning.

“We’re heartbroken by the tragic and horrifying occasions in Lewiston,” the Bruins’ assertion learn on X. “Maine is a particular a part of the Bruins household and our hearts are with these affected by this tragedy.”

The Patriots and Revolution also released a statement courtesy of group proprietor Robert Kraft.

“The mindless act of violence that unfolded final night time in Lewiston, Maine has left all of us throughout New England in shock and mourning,” Kraft wrote. “My coronary heart goes out to the households, pals and family members of the victims, who’re coping with unimaginable ache and loss. Allow us to bear in mind the victims, honor their lives, and proceed to struggle hate and violence with the intention to forestall these horrific tragedies.”