HAWKINS FAMILY MEMORIAL FUND CHARITY HOCKEY GAME
Sat Apr 24, 2010 @ 7:30 - OXFORD OPP/WOODSTOCK POLICE SERVICES vs WOODSTOCK NAVY VETS
SCORE - Police 12 Navy Vets 11 (Shootout)
The Navy Vets scored twice in the first 90 seconds.
Navy Vets owner Bill McLeod laced up the skates to play for the team and scored the 3rd Vets goal with an easy tap in from the goal crease 6 minutes into the 1st period.
London Knights forward Colin Martin joined the Police team ..... to hopefully provide them with some desperately needed help.
It took 11 minutes for the 1st shot on goal by the Police .... and they were able to finally breakthrough with Jason Gerts scoring to avoid a skunking.
The 1st period ended with the Navy Vets dominating 7-3.
The Police team came on strong in the 2nd period scoring 6 times, including 2 by ex-Navy Vet and now a Woodstock officer Jason Broadhurst.
The 2nd period ended tied 9-9.
Another ex-Navy Vet Tyler Klemp and Jason Gerts each scored their 2nd goals of the game within 2 minutes of each other to give the Police an 11-10 lead halfway thru the 3rd period.
The Navy Vets tied up the game with just over 3 minutes left in the game.
A penalty shot was awarded to the Police team with just over 1 minute left ..... but they failed to score.
The 3rd period ended tied 11-11 ...... so a shootout was needed to decide the contest.
London Knight Colin Martin with his 3rd goal
of the game & Rob Daniel scored for the Police in the shootout, while the
1st 2 Vets shooters both failed to score, to give the Police a 12-11 shootout
The game featured Laurie Hawkins' brother North Bay firefighter Derek Gignac, London Knights forward Colin Martin,
and ex-Navy Vets and current police officers Jason Broadhurst & Tyler Klemp
all suiting up for the Police Services team .....
Most of this past season's Renegades team were on hand , including overagers Justin Pottruff & Cole Maher & Dan Phillips in their last "official" game appearance with the team,
along with some additions from the Burford Bulldogs, and team owner Bill McLeod also donning the equipment, to form the Navy Vets team.
The Vets started quickly and it took a little while for the Police team to get going, but then it was a good paced entertaining hockey game,
that ended with the ultimate excitement of a shootout.
Thanks to co-organizer Oxford OPP Constable Michelle Murphy and all the others involved in organizing a great event .... and to Oxford OPP Constable Stacey Culbert for doing a great job singing the anthem.
Thanks to the Oxford County EMS , Woodstock Fire Department, Ingersoll Block Parents, and other community service organizations who had great information displays setup for all to see.
A special thanks to all the members of the Woodstock Police Services and Oxford OPP as well as the Navy Vets hockey team for putting on such an entertaining game.
And of course a huge thanks to all that turned out to watch the game and were generous in their donations to the Hawkins Family Memorial Fund,
and the support shown to the Hawkins & Gignac families who were also in attendance at the game.
This was the 2nd Hawkins Family Memorial Fund Charity Hockey Game .... and we hope it will continue and that there will be a 3rd such event next year .....
to support this foundation as is seeks to raise awareness of CO detectors in homes, as well as provide bursaries to 3 Oxford schools as a tribute to Laurie,
and provide financial assistance to Oxford children to be able to compete in local sports.