Fire chief Rob Girard (left) and Cpl. Rod Wiebe of the Revelstoke RCMP square off in advance of Saturday's hockey game between the fire department and RCMP. The game is a fundraiser for Trees for Tots.

RCMP, fire department to face off for Trees for Tots

The Revelstoke fire department hopes to continue their winning streak when the face off against the Revelstoke RCMP in the annual hockey game fundraiser this Saturday..

“Last year we were the undefeated champions,” said fire chief Rob Girard. “We’re still undefeated and we’re looking forward to the challenge.”

Last year the fire department won 8-7 in a shootout but RCMP Cpl. Rod Wiebe disputes the result.

“We’re confident this the RCMP will win,” he said. “To ensure that happens, we bought some pillows to make them a little sleepy.”

Girard said the fire department was bringing out their equivalent to the Hanson Brothers – the Creighton brothers. To counter, Wiebe said the RCMP were bringing in some ringers in the form of detachment alumni – Cory Schneider and Chester Badach.

“Those two might equal one Jeff Pont.” replied Girard, referring to the local hockey star.

The RCMP – fire department hockey game takes place at the arena on Saturday, Feb. 5 from 6-9 p.m. Entry is by donation and the money raised goes to Trees for Tots, the burn fund and the muscular dystrophy fund.

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