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Habs hold practice in Lac-Mégantic, three months after deadly rail disaster

Oct 4, 2013, 3:52 PM EDT


The Montreal Canadiens brought some much-needed cheer to Lac-Mégantic, Que., yesterday by holding a practice in the small town that was devastated by a rail disaster this past summer.

From the Canadian Press:

Defenceman P.K. Subban told reporters that the team felt it was important to go to Lac-Mégantic, and appreciated seeing so many happy and excited children.

Teammate David Desharnais was moved by what he saw. “You see it on TV, but when you see it with your own eyes and you realize how devastating it was,” he said. “We’re glad we came.

“I saw a lot of smiles in the stands. If we can bring a little joy to people and show them we’re behind them, we’ll be happy.”

Forty-seven people were killed on July 6 when a runaway freight train carrying crude oil derailed and exploded in Lac-Mégantic. It was the deadliest rail disaster in Canada since 1864.

  1. Lupy Nazty Philthy - Oct 4, 2013 at 4:11 PM

    Very classy move, Montreal.

  2. esracerx46 - Oct 4, 2013 at 4:14 PM

    very cool. Kudos to the Habs

  3. earpaniac - Oct 4, 2013 at 5:57 PM

    Very nice gesture.

  4. titansbro - Oct 4, 2013 at 6:11 PM

    Hate giving the Habs credit for anything, but good on ya.

  5. mclovinhockey - Oct 4, 2013 at 10:36 PM

    Still can not believe this happened. Drove right by the place hours before it. Great move Habs

  6. wildbillsrodeo - Oct 5, 2013 at 4:48 AM

    Great news. I can only what it must have been like for all those children and fans. This B’s fan approves!

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