The Atlantic Police Association All Stars (formerly Police Association of Nova Scotia) will take on the Northern Subway Selects Midget AAA female team in this year’s benefit hockey game at the Trenton Minor Sports Community Centre.
"The annual hockey game is always one of our major fundraisers for local charities. We donate to different organizations every year so that the money is spread evenly,” said APA area director and New Glasgow Regional Police Association president Harvey Timmons.
APA will be using game proceeds to support local charities, including the Pictou County Health Authority Palliative Care Unit, Northumberland Regional High School’s Students Against Drunk Driving program, North Nova Education Centre’s SADD program and The Children’s Wish Foundation.
The APA and the local police associations have donated tens of thousands of dollars to local charities over the years, greatly benefitting the Pictou County community.
Featured on the All Stars team are members of the New Glasgow Regional, Stellarton and Westville police departments, along with former NHLer Jon Sim and Westville Mayor Roger MacKay.
The Northern Subway Selects is the highest scoring team in the Nova Scotia Female Midget AAA League, finishing in a tie for first place in the regular season.
“We thank the Subway Selects and coach Troy Reid for agreeing to be a part of this year's game. I hear they score plenty, but our goalie is pretty formidable herself (Lauren Stiles of the NGRP) and we are looking to her to shut the Selects down,” said Timmons.
The hockey game will also feature on-ice skits, giveaways and prize draws. Media personality J.R. Richard will be the master of ceremonies and referee for the evening.
“With the skits and giveaways, it seems the children really enjoy themselves every year. And that's why we do things like this -- for the children, and to help people who are in need," said Timmons.
Tickets are available at the door or at the front desk of the New Glasgow Regional Police Department. The game starts at 7 p.m. with doors opening at 6 p.m.