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  Winner of the NHL Oldtimers' Game - Special Olympics

Feb 26, 2010 12:10 ET

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 Oldtimers’ League. The Oldtimers team was made up of NHL greats Steve Shutt, Dale Hawerchuk, Bryan Trottier, and Billy Smith.

DRP officer Paul Couvillon repelled from ceiling to drop the puck and Chief Ewles, Deputy Chief Burns and Mini-Chief Luke Stichhaller presented Special Olympians Kassie and Jeff and Coach Janice Dewland with a cheque from the proceeds of the game.

Between periods the Durham Regional Police Pipes and Drums entertained the crowd. As well as an outstanding performance by the amazing Nexxice Synchro Figure Skating Team.

The game was closely refereed by Det. Jim Houston of Ontario Minor Hockey and Ron Hogarth of the Legends. The spectacular event was full of humour, excitement and exceptional hockey play from both teams.

Below are attached files.
player thumb (JPG file, 41.1K bytes)
Cst. Couvillon repels from the ceiling to hand off the puck (JPG file, 131.9K bytes)
The game officially gets underway (JPG file, 157.3K bytes)
Team photo (JPG file, 175.6K bytes)
Our DRP Torch Run Committee volunteers (JPG file, 164.2K bytes)
Chief Ewles, Deputy Chief Burns and Mini-Chief Luke Stichhaller present Special Olympians Kassie and Jeff and Coach Janice Dewland with a cheque (JPG file, 130.4K bytes)