Police, young players to face off today
The Police Cup hockey tournament will kick off Friday with an official puck drop.
The annual event, which involves more than 500 local youth and coaches, is marking its 10th anniversary this year.
“The Greater Sudbury Police Service is proud to partner with the Sudbury Playground Hockey League to put on this annual sporting event,” the police service said in a release.
“It is estimated that through this tournament the Greater Sudbury Police Service has developed trusting relationships and had positive interactions with approximately 6,500 Sudbury youth and their families.”
Chief Paul Pedersen will drop the puck at 10:45 a.m. Friday at the Gerry McCrory Countryside Arena.
Once again this year, players, coaches and spectators of the tournament will be giving back to the community by donating non-perishable food items through the Play It Forward Challenge, in an effort to replenish the Sudbury Food Bank’s supplies after the holiday season.
Since 2015, the Play it Forward Challenge has raised more than 30,000 pounds of food and cash donations, all of which have been donated to the Sudbury Food Bank.
Community partners and sponsors include the Sudbury Police Association, Chief ’s Youth Initiative Fund, Bob’s Service Centre, Boyuk’s Towing, RHP Hockey Training Facility, Skater’s Edge Source for Sports, Topper’s Pizza, Nordoors, Glencore, Sudbury
Rainbow CrimeStoppers, Tim Horton’s, Jim’s Automotive, John E. Smith Realty, The Dog House, Rock Solid Wrestling, Kings Sportswear, Kustom Klubhouse, Fisher Wavy, Sudbury Credit Union and Xcaliber Trophies.