Firefighters will defend on-ice title this Sunday

3rd annual Guns 'N Hoses hockey game in Kincardine
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By Josh Howald

The Municipality of Kincardine Fire Department is confident heading into Sunday's charity hockey game against the South-Bruce OPP.

Colleen Craig of the Municipality of Kincardine Fire Department prevents Kevin Martin of the South-Bruce OPP from getting to close to the Golden Nozzle on Wednesday afternoon at the municipal fire hall. (Josh Howald photo)

 

So confident, they have already had KFD 2015 engraved on the Golden Nozzle, the trophy that goes to the winner of the annual Guns 'N Hoses hockey game between local firefighters and cops.

"Hey, what is this?", asked Kevin Martin of the OPP on Wednesday afternoon at an event promoting Sunday's hockey game when he saw 2015's winnner already marked.

"We won the last two years, and we're certainly going to win again this year," shot back Colleen Craig of the fire department. "We're just saving everybody some time."

Martin and Craig invited everbody to come out to support the food bank on Sunday and watch the two teams settle things on the ice.

"We're bringing the fun back to the game this year," said Martin. "We played it pretty straight last year, and we're not talented enough hockey players to entertain everybody - so we might have a few tricks up our sleeve."

There is more than a hockey game on Sunday. At 2 p.m., there will be a silent auction and displays set up by both the OPP and the municipal fire crews. There will be a Kids Skills Zone, and at 2:30 p.m. there will be a mock crash/auto extracation demonstration just outside the Davidson Centre at the skate park. At 3:30 p.m., the puck will drop to kick off the third annual hockey game.

"It's a good thing that can be changed," said Martin, as he looked at the Golden Nozzle before being hooked away from the trophy by Craig and told that was as close as he would get to the trophy this year.