Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Mascots at the ready for Guns N Hoses Hockey showdown, all that is left is to fill the Jim Saturday night

The on ice rivalry between the city's RCMP detachment on Sixth Avenue West and the Prince Rupert Fire Hall on First Avenue west made the rounds of the city's schools this week. 

With a pair of mascots taking the word of Saturday night's upcoming Guns N Hoses showdown at the Jim to the city's students.

The members of the Fire Fighters have been making note of the even through social media in recent days.

The annual Guns and Hoses hockey match up is making a return to the ice following a few years of suspension during the COVID period.

This week, the Mounties have made use of their Weekly Wanted series to put out the call for the public to assemble in the Jim Ciccone Civic Centre on Saturday night for the hockey showdown.  

With funds from the night to be directed to the Kidsport chapter in Prince Rupert, that program helps to reduce the cost of participation in local sports in the city.

On Saturday March 18th at 7:00 p.m. the Prince Rupert RCMP "Guns" hockey team will square off against the Prince Rupert Fire Rescue "Hoses" team. 

 The teams are "Wanting" fans to come out and enjoy a night of fun for the whole family. 

Choose your side as the teams feature many of Prince Rupert's first responders as well as a some talent from the Prince Rupert Rampage! 

 Off ice there is also lots of entertainment as there will be 50/50 tickets, a duck toss, basket draws and much more! 

Tickets are $10 and are available at Cook's Jewelers, Rupert Cleaners as well available at the door the night of, kids under 12 will get in for free!

Media Relations Officer Cst. Brody Hemrich noted of the two year absence for the event and how the members on both sides are ready to get back to the ice

"After a two year hiatus it's exciting to see this event back up and running. Even though we're playing to win we are also excited to come together and raise money for a deserving charity, KidSport BC, who help countless families gain access to sport every year." 

A bit more on the KidSport program is available below.

KidSport BC is a not for profit organization that help support children who need financial assistance with sport registration fees and equipment costs. 

KidSport uses a confidential application process and they provide grants of up to $500 to help cover the costs of recognized programs affiliated to a Provincial Sport Organization. 

To find out more visit KidSport BC

The detachment wrapped up their promotion for Saturday with a look at what's ahead.

Can the Gun's lock up a victory against the Hoses or will the Firefighters douse their spirits and walk away with the coveted Guns N' Hoses cup? Be there to find out first hand.

The full RCMP information release can be reviewed here.

More notes on Emergency Responders in the Northwest can be reviewed here.

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