Po­lice, young play­ers to face off to­day

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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.

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