Gronk gives great (big) hugs

Rob Gronkowski gives Jordyn Summerlin of Lynn a hug during her visit to Gillette Stadium.

By Globe Staff 

Thanks to the folks at Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island, Pats tight end Rob Gronkowski gave Jordyn Summerlin a much-needed hug the other day. The 17-year-old from Lynn, who’s been diagnosed cystic fibrosis, met Gronk during a visit to Gillette Staidum. Jordyn and her family also chatted with Patriots owner Robert Kraft and posed for photos on the field with, among others, coach Bill Belichick. . . . Meanwhile, Nicole Giannino and the other members of the Boston Blades of the Canadian Women’s Hockey League paid a visit to the New England Aquarium in advance of their game in Winthrop this weekend against the Vanke Rays, one of two CWHL teams based in China.