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In the fourth annual Police vs. Fire Charity Hockey Game, Fire came out on top with a 4-0 victory. The game benefited the American Cancer Society, the real winner, with all proceeds from the game, the raffle, chuck a puck, and pink patch sales going to fight cancer.
Learn more about this year’s cause and pink patch sales.
Oct. 12, 2022 Update: This year’s charity hockey game has raised more than $22,000 for the American Cancer Society, and that number continues to rise as donations continue to trickle in from the silent auction and other sources.
The game remained scoreless until about two minutes to go in the second period when Fire put one in the net and got on the board. Then Fire wracked up two more unanswered goals in the third period, and sealed the deal with an empty netter in the final seconds to make it 4-0.
Police drew players from surrounding departments, including West St. Paul, South St. Paul, Mendota Heights, Inver Grove Heights, and Hastings. Fire’s players came from South Metro, Mendota Heights, and Inver Grove Heights departments.
Police vs. Fire Charity Hockey Game Photos
Here’s a look at the game, captured by photographer Sam Amundson:
All photos by Sam Amundson: Sam is a freelance photographer specializing in sports, nature, portraiture, and photojournalism. He’s currently a junior at Two Rivers High School where he runs cross country and plays baseball. Sam lives in St. Paul, Minn., with his parents and sister.
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