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Memorial Hockey Challenge raises $6,500 for Disabilities Council

The numbers are in: the tenth annual Memorial Hockey Challenge raised $6,500 for the NWT Disabilities Council this year thanks to contributions from more than 1,200 fans.

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Yellowknife RCMP officers skated their way to a 13-0 win over the city’s firefighters during the challenge in February, marking their second win in a row.

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Eight former NHL players made their way up for the charity event, including Calgary Flames alumni Colin Patterson, Perry Berezan, Jamie Macoun and Dana Murzyn.

Former Edmonton Oilers players Sean Brown, Dave Lumley, Fernando Pisani and Mark Fistric also played in the charity game.

“We would really like to thank all of the local businesses and volunteers for their incredible support,” said Chris Johnston, executive director for the Northern Safety Association in a press release.

Johnston says planning for next year’s challenge is already underway.

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