Quinte West, ON – Two local teams have come together to host the first of what they hope will be an annual hockey game for the community. The RCAF Flyers have challenged the Trenton Golden Hawks to a public match to be held Wednesday, January 2, 2012 at 7:30pm at the Duncan McDonald Memorial Community Gardens in Trenton.
Both teams look forward to the friendly challenge, which they have aptly named, The Battle of Quinte West and hope to raise a little money while they are at it. “Any proceeds from the game will be shared between the teams and the Afghanistan Repatriation Memorial project”, explains John McDonald, President and Assistant General Manager of the Trenton Golden Hawks. “Our teams don’t often get the chance to come together so when they contacted us, we couldn’t pass it up”, he adds. RCAF Flyers player Jason Briand, one of the first to contact McDonald about the game sees it as a great way to connect the military and civilian communities within Quinte West. “Both teams have had a lot of great players and a lot of great history here and it only seemed fitting that we give back to a cause that has had such an impact on our community”, notes Briand. When asked what they anticipate for attendance, Briand simply added, “We want to pack the place.”
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