Hockey fans were treated to a great show Mar. 1 when the Durham Regional Police hockey team gave the NHL Legends a run for their money 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, Glenn Anderson, Bryan Trottier and Billy Smith.
DRP officer Paul Couvillon rappelled from ceiling to drop the puck and Deputy Chief Scott Burns, Mini-Chief Brittani Bourque and DRP Director of Business Services Giles le Riche presented Special Olympians Lindsey and Thomas, along with Coach Sabrina Herscovitch with a cheque from the proceeds of the game.
Between periods the Durham Regional Police Pipes and Drums entertained the crowd and the game was closely refereed by Ron Hoggarth of the Legends. The spectacular event was full of humour, excitement and exceptional hockey play from both teams.
Hockey thumb (JPG file, 35.9K bytes)
D/Cst. Couvillon drops the puck (JPG file, 100.7K bytes)
DRP Director Giles le Riche, Special Olympic Coach Sabrina and Athletes Thomas and Lindsey with DC Burns and Mini-Chief Brittani (JPG file, 98.8K bytes)
Two great teams (JPG file, 146.5K bytes)