Updated: Monday, 18 Feb 2013, 7:07 PM EST
Published : Monday, 18 Feb 2013, 7:07 PM EST
NEWTOWN, Conn. (WTNH) -- The Newtown community is getting some all-star healing power. The Boston Bruins are in town and the 2011 Stanley Cup champions are taking part in a number of events for local children.
While the 2011 Stanley Cup winners are considered heroes, the Boston Bruins want the people of Newtown to know they are the heroes, from first responders, students, parents, and anyone affected by the Dec. 14 tragedy.
"I think when you come to events like this, knowing what it's all about, you just stay as happy as you can. It's a day for smiles and obviously remembering what happened but you know, celebrating it the correct way with lots of love and support," said Tyler Seguin, Boston Bruins.
This day of fun with friends, family, hockey fans, and players was just what this group needed. They were all smiles.
"There were like all these street hockey clinics and stuff and then there was the bounce houses and the ice girls and then there was the Stanley Cup," said Griggin Fitzsimmons.
The day was just as thrilling for 10-year-old Griffin Fitzsimmons' older brother who's on the high school hockey team.
He and his teammates are at a practice they'll never forget. Neither will dad.
"To see them skate with the bruins, you know, I grew up in Boston, a lifelong bruins fan and it's just fantastic," said Fitzsimmons.
"And the high school team is on their way now," asked News 8's Erin Logan.
"Yeah, they should be here in 15 to 20 minutes," said Mark Fitzsimmons.