Guns and Hoses hockey game coming up

The annual charity face-off between Terrace RCMP and firefighters happens Nov. 7

The sixth annual Guns and Hoses charity hockey game is set for November 7 at the Terrace Sportsplex, and area firemen are looking to chip away at the RCMP’s winning average. The annual event, which began the year of Hockeyville, sees local firefighters face off against members of the local RCMP detachment for a good cause.

“Firefighting is all about being a team and those skills are often learned during team sports,” said firefighter and event organizer Jeff Minnhinick. “I personally wanted to run a charity event that I believed in and putting kids in sports that otherwise couldn’t afford it.”

Over the past five years, about $40,000 has been raised for Jump Start Terrace, a charity that connects local kids with money for sports equipment and programs.

“Cops won last year, four out of the five years they have won,” he said. “We raised about $6,700 for Jump Start Terrace.”

He said the firefighters don’t practise together regularly, but a few members do play noon hour hockey “the odd time together.”

And the RCMP typically has an advantage in the game, simply because they have a bigger pool of members to choose from.

Doors open at 6 p.m. and puck drops at 7 p.m. November 7.


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