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Liverpool Privateers will honour firefighters in hockey home opener

Liverpool's Christopher Dodson is intercepted by the Maple Leafs in Windsor last season. During Liverpool's home opener Sept. 17, firefighters will be honoured for their efforts this summer during the wildfires.
Liverpool's Christopher Dodson is intercepted by the Maple Leafs in Windsor last season. During Liverpool's home opener Sept. 17, firefighters will be honoured for their efforts this summer during the wildfires.

LIVERPOOL - The hockey season officially gets underway at Queens Place Emera Centre Sept. 17 as two local teams - the O’Regan’s Subaru Western Hurricanes Major Bantam hockey team and the Liverpool Privateers Junior B Hockey Club – hit the ice.

The Liverpool Privateer game will have special significance as the organization joins with the Region of Queens Municipality in honouring and celebrating the efforts of the community’s volunteer firefighters by hosting a Firefighter Appreciation Night.

“The efforts of our volunteer firefighters and Department of Natural Resources fire crews are valued every day, but this summer’s fires in North Queens was a testament to their strong dedication, care and commitment to keeping our community safe,” said Mayor Christopher Clarke in a press release issued by the Region of Queens. 

“There were so many involved in fighting the wildfires, and many of the volunteer fire fighters did not return to their regular job for more than two weeks, spending much time away from their own homes, devoted to keeping our community safe. For this, and for their year round efforts, the community is grateful.”

Clarke says he’s hopeful many residents will attend the game to show their support of the contribution that firefighters make to the community.

Among the activities planned to highlight the firefighters are the ceremonial puck drop at 7:30 p.m. with several fire chiefs and firefighters, and during the second intermission, selected volunteer firefighters will play Shoot for Jimbo’s Cash. During the game, fans will also have a chance to support Queens Mutual Aid with ‘Pass the Boot’; all contributions will be welcomed.

 “The Liverpool Privateers have been welcomed wholeheartedly into the community, and are pleased to be back in Liverpool at Queens Place Emera Centre for our third season,” said Jim Bottomley, team owner.  “To be able to recognize the contributions of the firefighters and help to support them is very important to our team. We are happy to be part of this event, and hope to see many of our fans turn out to show their support.”

 

Did you know?

Fans of hockey will be excited to know that Sept. 17 features two games of great hockey action, with the Major Bantam O’Regan’s Western Hurricanes taking the ice for their first home game of the season at 5 p.m., playing the ACCEL Hawks.  The Liverpool Privateers will face off against rival Glace Bay Miners at 7:30 p.m. for the Firefighters Appreciation Night following the Hurricanes game.

 

If you go: Admission for the O’Reagan’s Western Hurricanes game is $5, with those under 14 admitted free, and for the Liverpool Privateers game, admission is $8 for adults, $5 for students.  Queens Place Emera Centre is located at 50 Queens Place Drive, Liverpool.

The Liverpool Privateer game will have special significance as the organization joins with the Region of Queens Municipality in honouring and celebrating the efforts of the community’s volunteer firefighters by hosting a Firefighter Appreciation Night.

“The efforts of our volunteer firefighters and Department of Natural Resources fire crews are valued every day, but this summer’s fires in North Queens was a testament to their strong dedication, care and commitment to keeping our community safe,” said Mayor Christopher Clarke in a press release issued by the Region of Queens. 

“There were so many involved in fighting the wildfires, and many of the volunteer fire fighters did not return to their regular job for more than two weeks, spending much time away from their own homes, devoted to keeping our community safe. For this, and for their year round efforts, the community is grateful.”

Clarke says he’s hopeful many residents will attend the game to show their support of the contribution that firefighters make to the community.

Among the activities planned to highlight the firefighters are the ceremonial puck drop at 7:30 p.m. with several fire chiefs and firefighters, and during the second intermission, selected volunteer firefighters will play Shoot for Jimbo’s Cash. During the game, fans will also have a chance to support Queens Mutual Aid with ‘Pass the Boot’; all contributions will be welcomed.

 “The Liverpool Privateers have been welcomed wholeheartedly into the community, and are pleased to be back in Liverpool at Queens Place Emera Centre for our third season,” said Jim Bottomley, team owner.  “To be able to recognize the contributions of the firefighters and help to support them is very important to our team. We are happy to be part of this event, and hope to see many of our fans turn out to show their support.”

 

Did you know?

Fans of hockey will be excited to know that Sept. 17 features two games of great hockey action, with the Major Bantam O’Regan’s Western Hurricanes taking the ice for their first home game of the season at 5 p.m., playing the ACCEL Hawks.  The Liverpool Privateers will face off against rival Glace Bay Miners at 7:30 p.m. for the Firefighters Appreciation Night following the Hurricanes game.

 

If you go: Admission for the O’Reagan’s Western Hurricanes game is $5, with those under 14 admitted free, and for the Liverpool Privateers game, admission is $8 for adults, $5 for students.  Queens Place Emera Centre is located at 50 Queens Place Drive, Liverpool.

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