There were far more Bruins who wanted to make the trip here yesterday than there were seats on the plane.

Seven Bruins players and coach Claude Julien made the 35-minute flight from Logan to Waterbury-Oxford Airport yesterday afternoon aboard team owner Jeremy Jacobs’ jet, then spent a couple of hours in this lovely little town in the Connecticut hills.

It was a way for one professional sports team to lend its support for the still-suffering residents of Newtown, where 20 children and six staff members at the Sandy Hook Elementary School were murdered Dec. 14.

With some 600 fans on hand in a fieldhouse, the Bruins’ Andrew Ference, Dougie Hamilton, Daniel Paille, Adam McQuaid, Chris Bourque, Rich Peverley and Tyler Seguin played floor hockey, signed autographs and posed for photos.

At a session earlier in the day, ex-Bruins Bob Sweeney and Tom Songin took part — and brought the Stanley Cup with them.

Julien said that even though the Bruins arrived home from their victory in Winnipeg at about 2 a.m. yesterday and were scheduled for a rare day off, many more players would have made this trip if there had been room on Jacobs’ plane.