HarborCenter will play host to some pretty intense hockey this coming weekend. For the second year running, crews from regional police and fire departments will be battling it out on the ice. The tournament is being presented by Southern Tier Brewing Company (STBC). Altogether, 18 teams will be participating this year, competing in two divisions. The following departments will be participating:
Amherst Police, Batavia and Genesee Police and Fire, Buffalo Fire, Buffalo Police, Hamilton (ON) Fire, Canadian Border Agents, Hamilton (ON) Police, Lackawanna Police and Fire, London (ON) Fire, Niagara County Sheriffs, Niagara Falls (NY) Fire, Niagara Falls (NY) Police, NY State Department of Corrections, Rochester (NH) Police, Rochester (NY) Police, and Town of Tonawanda Police.
Police officers and fire fighters will be squaring off soon! Following is all of the info that you need to attend the games and cheer on your favorite players/teams.
Each team in the tournament will play two preliminary round games on Friday, and one on Saturday. Semifinals and Finals will take place Saturday. The Police and Fire Hockey Tournament is highlighted by a trio of friendly rivalry matchups Friday evening on KeyBank Rink at HarborCenter:
4:30 PM: Town of Tonawanda Police vs. Amherst Police
5:30 PM: Buffalo Police vs. Buffalo Fire
7:30 PM: Niagara Falls Police vs. Niagara Falls Fire
STBC will also operate a beer garden on level seven throughout Friday’s games with food and drink for event participants.
For a complete schedule of games, please click here.