Brockville – The Brockville Rifles will take on the Brockville Police Service in a friendly exhibition hockey game on Thursday, February 13th at Rotary Park to kick-off the Brockville Winter Classic Weekend 2020.
The puck is set to drop at 7:30pm with Mayor Jason Baker on hand for the official puck drop. This will signal the kickoff to the start of the Brockville Winter Classic Weekend 2020.
The event will also serve to honour the sacrifices made by the hometown heroes from both the Brockville Rifles and the Brockville Police Service.
Members of the Brockville Rifles will be present to display to members of the public the gear and vehicles used by the Canadian Armed Forces, including a winter warfare display. The Brockville Police Service will also display gear and vehicles used in local police service operations.
Members of the general public are encouraged to attend. Admission to the game is free.
“We are thrilled to partner with The Brockville Rifles and the Brockville Police Service to host this friendly exhibition game. It’s a great way to kick off the Brockville Winter Classic Weekend 2020.” said Jeff Severson, Organizer, Brockville Winter Classic Weekend 2020.
“This is a great opportunity for people of all ages to come out and enjoy a hockey game, as well as get a chance to see the work that members of the local citizen soldiers and the police do in our respective lines of work. We are pleased to be partnering with the Brockville Police Service and we look forward to beginning a healthy rivalry between our two great organizations.” said Major Stephen Giberson, Deputy Commanding Officer, The Brockville Rifles.
“The Brockville Police Service is always looking for ways to better serve the community of Brockville. We are thankful to the Brockville Winter Classic Weekend for hosting the event and we look forward to partnering with The Brockville Rifles in showcasing the best that our two organizations have to offer to the community of Brockville.” said Chief Scott Fraser, The Brockville Police Service.