A packed house at Jordan Valley Ice Park watched the Springfield Fire Department roar in the third period to a win over the Springfield Police Department in their second annual charity hockey match to benefit the Greene County 100 Club.
Unlike the first meeting between the two teams when the fire department’s long-standing team toyed with a brand-new police hockey team, the game was a back-and-forth battle for the first two periods. The game was tied heading into the third period when the more experienced fire department team was able to pull away for a 6-3 win. The firefighters had over double the number of shots on goal of the police department.
The game was sold out for the second straight year, with over $4,500 being raised for the charity.
“Thank you to all our friends and neighbors who filled the stands,” Springfield Fire Chief David Pennington said after the game.
The game benefitted the Greene County 100 Club, an organization which gives immediate financial support to the spouse and dependent children of police officers or firefighters who died in the line of duty. The families of any full-time, part-time or volunteer law enforcement officers or certified firefighters in Greene County who give their life while serving are eligible for support from the 100 Club.
(headline photo courtesy Jasmine Bailey)