Bruins maintain second of silence, announce fundraising efforts following Lewiston shootings


The Boston Bruins Basis has already pledged a minimal of $100,000 to assist these affected.

A hockey jersey hangs behind the Boston Bruins bench as a tribute to the victims of the mass shooting in Lewiston, Maine yesterday before a game between the Boston Bruins and the Anaheim Ducks at the TD Garden on October 26, 2023 in Boston, Massachusetts. The jersey says "Lewiston Strong 207" on the back.
The Bruins took the ice on Thursday with a particular “Lewiston Robust” jersey on their bench. Wealthy Gagnon/Getty Photographs

Within the wake Wednesday’s mass shootings in Lewiston, Maine that killed 18 individuals 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 towards 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 personalized 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 profit 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 an overview of the state of Maine. 

Earlier on Thursday, the Bruins introduced that the Boston Bruins Basis was making a fund to help 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 stated 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 desirous about donating may give on to, and Thursday’s 50/50 Raffle throughout the Bruins’ sport towards 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 data.

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 an announcement on the tragedy. 

“I wish to begin out by recognizing a horrific and tragic occasion that occurred in Lewiston, Maine yesterday,” Montgomery stated. “The Boston Bruins provide 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 individuals are. My heartfelt sympathies to everyone that’s impacted.”