Within the wake Wednesday’s mass shootings in Lewiston, Maine that killed 18 folks and wounded 13 others, the Boston Bruins paid tribute to these impacted — each on the ice and thru a sequence of fundraising efforts.
Forward of Thursday’s matchup in opposition to the Anaheim Geese, the Bruins held a second of silence in remembrance of these killed.
Forward of warmups, Bruins goalie Jeremy Swayman — who performed three seasons on the College of Maine — positioned a custom-made Bruins sweater behind Boston’s bench. The jersey, embossed with the Maine space code of 207, learn: “Lewiston Robust”.
As a tribute to the Maine state flag, each the Bruins and Geese taped their sticks blue on Thursday evening. Each groups will public sale their player-signed sticks to learn the households of these impacted by Wednesday’s occasions.
The Bruins additionally performed on Thursday with a particular sticker on the again of their helmets displaying a top level view of the state of Maine.
Earlier on Thursday, the Bruins introduced that the Boston Bruins Basis was making a fund to assist the households who’ve been affected by the tragedy.
“The Boston Bruins and the Boston Bruins Basis are heartbroken by the tragic and horrifying occasions in Lewiston, Maine, on October 25,” the Bruins mentioned in a launch. “Maine is a particular a part of the Bruins household and our hearts are with these affected by this horrible tragedy.”
The Boston Bruins Basis has already pledged a minimal of $100,000 to assist these affected, in addition to establishing a number of different fundraising efforts.
These fascinated about donating can provide on to TheMaineFund.org, and Thursday’s 50/50 Raffle through the Bruins’ sport in opposition to the Geese at TD Backyard may even profit households in Lewiston.
These trying to take part in these fundraising efforts can go to the Bruins’ web site for extra info.
Following Thursday’s morning skate, Bruins head coach Jim Montgomery — who additionally performed faculty hockey on the College of Maine from 1989-93 — opened his press convention with a press release on the tragedy.
“I need to begin out by recognizing a horrific and tragic occasion that occurred in Lewiston, Maine yesterday,” Montgomery mentioned. “The Boston Bruins provide our sympathy and condolences to the victims and households that suffered.
“I personally spent 4 great 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.”
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