Huron East Fire vs Huron OPP Hockey Game Fundraiser

When: Saturday March 25th, 2pm-4pm

Where: Seaforth Arena (122 Duke Street)

Tickets are $5 and can be picked up at the Victim Services Office (Seaforth Arena) or call 519-600-4108 to make arrangements for tickets to be dropped off

All Proceeds to support Victim Services Huron & CMHA

For more information read the press release bellow:



On Saturday, March 25, 2017, the Huron East Fire Department will face off against the Huron OPP in a fundraising hockey game to support Victim Services Huron County and the Canadian Mental Health Association. The game will take place at the Seaforth Arena, 122 Duke Street at 2:00PM.

“Talk throughout the county is Huron East is a hotbed for hockey talent, and from what our scouts tell us, Huron East Fire has quite a talented team,” said Jamie Stanley, Huron OPP Community Safety Officer & Team.  “So we have answered the call and will be bringing our Huron OPP ‘Ice Hogs’ Elite Squad to town for this exciting match.  The Ice Hogs have a balanced roster this year with some veteran leadership and some youthful skaters.  This elite squad will be led by our stalwart Captain, Sergeant Andrew MacIsaac, and Howick’s former OMHA champion goalie, Constable Mark Fraser.”

“If Huron East Fire brings in some of their homegrown NHL talent, then they might have an outside chance at keeping this game close otherwise they might as well go back to shining up their fancy trucks,” commented the soon-to- be-retired Right Winger, Police Constable, Mark Gransden.

“As the fire builds between these two highly impact teams, and the noted hotbed for hockey talent in Huron East, we’ve made a strategic move to keep our veteran talent off this team to keep the score competitive,” said Marty Bedard of the Huron East Firefighters – also known as the “Huron East Smoke Eaters.”

“It has been mentioned that O.P.P. stands for “Occasionally Pass the Puck.”  With that strategy in mind, we only have to cover one player at a time. “Because we understand the Move Over Law and don’t want to receive any tickets, the only way they will get the puck to our net is if they put it in their cruiser with all the lights flashing.”

Julie Sawchuk, a local high school teacher and avid cyclist who was paralyzed when struck by a vehicle while cycling in 2015, will drop the ceremonial puck. Kendall Jardin, a young musician from Belgrave, will sing the national anthem.

“We hope both teams play well, and however the outcome, we know one of us will finish no lower than second place.  All for a good cause,” said Bedard.

Silent Auction prizes will be available during the game. Tickets are $5.00 each and can be picked up at the Victim Services Office inside the Seaforth Arena or call 519.600.4108 and arrangements can be made for tickets to be dropped off.

Contact: Deborah Logue, Executive Director, Victim Services Huron 519.600.4108

Prepared By: Susan Regier, Vantage One Writing, 519.851.9994

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