For the second straight year, a team of firefighters has emerged victorious on the ice, defeating their police force counterparts 5-2 at the annual Guns 'N' Hoses charity hockey game at Nelson Center. The game was heard live on 970 WMAY, the News and Talk of Springfield.
The firefighters jumped out to an early 1-0 lead, but then the two teams battled evenly, working back to a 2-2 tie. From there, it was all Hoses, with three straight unanswered goals providing the margin of victory. The series is now tied at two games apiece; the Guns won the first two annual contests, before the firefighters reeled off their two consecutive wins.
The 4th annual match was a fundraiser for the Camp Care-A-Lot summer camp program. The live broadcast was presented by Medics First and co-sponsored by Sports and Imports, Ironworkers Local 46 and Connor Law Offices.