Journalist says Senators coach kept him away from Boston finish line

A Prince Edward Island journalist says he was planning to watch the Boston Marathon from the exact spot where a bomb detonated Monday, but changed plans after getting an invite to the Ottawa Senators’ morning skate at TD Garden.

A Prince Edward Island journalist says he was planning to watch the Boston Marathon from the exact spot where a bomb detonated Monday, but changed plans after getting an invite to the Ottawa Senators’ morning skate at TD Garden.

Jason Simmonds, sports editor of the Summerside Journal Pioneer, said he was invited to attend the skate by Sens assistant coach Dave Cameron.

From the Charlottetown Guardian:

The plan had been to return to the finish line Monday to watch the runners.

But Kinkora native and Ottawa Senators assistant coach Dave Cameron offered Jason, Sheila, a die-hard Sens fan, and AJ the chance to sit in on Monday morning’s practice. The Sens were scheduled to take on the Boston Bruins Monday night, a game that would later be cancelled because of the situation in the city.

“Dave Cameron saved my life,” said Simmonds.

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