With thousands of hockey fans cheering them on, the Durham Regional Police gave the NHL Legends a run for their money recently at the annual Oldtimers Game at the GM Centre in downtown Oshawa. The legendary hockey heroes won the game, but with over $100,000 in proceeds going to the Special Olympics, everyone came away a winner.
Great hockey is guaranteed at this annual event, as our police team is known as the best in Canada by the NHL Oldtimer’s League. The Oldtimer’s team was made up of NHL greats Steve Shutt, Dale Hawerchuk, Bryan Trottier and Billy Smith.
DRP officer Paul Couvillon rapelled from ceiling to drop the puck and Deputy Chief Mercier and 2009 Torch Run coordinator Shaun Arnott presented Special Olympians Ashley and Andrew and Coach Marcia Mitchell with a cheque from the proceeds of the game.
Between periods the Durham Regional Police Pipes and Drums entertained the crowd. As well, the NASC Baker Park Super Six hockey team took on the legendary players and beat them 3 – 0.
The game was closely refereed by Sgt. Jim Houston of Ontario Minor Hockey and Ron Hoggarth of the Legends. The spectacular event was full of humour, excitement and exceptional hockey play from both teams.
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Coach Marcia and SO athletes Ashley and Andrew accept the cheque from DC Mercier (JPG file, 104.7K bytes)
PC Couvillon rappels from the ceiling for the puck drop (JPG file, 107.6K bytes)
Baker Park goalie Quinn faces some tough shots from the Legends (JPG file, 120.4K bytes)
NHL Oldtimers and DRP Law Enforcement Torch Run Team (JPG file, 137.7K bytes)