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.
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