Boston Bruins make stop in Burlington

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The Boston Bruins were in Vermont Sunday as part of their second annual Fan Fest Tour.

The team will make stops in six states around New England.

Outside Gutterson Fieldhouse in Burlington, Vermont fans had the chance to pose for photos in a mock Bruins locker room, play Bruins-themed corn hole and other lawn games, as well as meet players from the team.

Ryan Donato headlined Sunday’s event, meeting fans of all ages and signing autographs on their Bruin’s gear.

“I mean there’s so many people here, it goes to show how good the Bruins community is, and how passionate Bruins fans are and the fact that we can all come here and celebrate being Bruins fans, it’s really special,” Donato said.

Bill Bolton described hiomself as a “lifelong Bruins fan.

“I wanted to meet any of the Bruins that happen to be here,” he said. “I got real lucky. The one I really wanted to meet was Ryan Donato and sure enough he was the one that was here.”

The Bruins Academy was also on hand, fitting youth in hockey gear. Interactive games on synthetic hockey rinks allowed the young athletes to participate in drills and hone their skills.

The Bruins stop in Burlington was the third on their tour. The team heads to Springfield, Massachusetts, Monday.

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