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Hoses defeat guns at hockey event

Hoses beat out guns at a friendly hockey game between Langley RCMP and firefighters on Friday night, April 6 at the Langley Events Centre that raised money for Cops for Cancer.

“We’re really not focusing on who won and who lost. The real winners are the kids,” said Langley RCMP Cpl. Craig van Herk, whose Mounties were on the losing end. Van Herk has been involved, both as a rider and now as an organizer of the local Cops for Cancer Tour as chair of the regional committee and will be on the support team for the tour.

Around $5,000 was raised from the evening that saw face painting and other fun events going on at the same time as the game. Cops for Cancer raises money to help children with cancer.

Van Herk has been involved for years, and he said it’s hard not to be.

“Once you meet one of these kids with cancer and you meet so many families, and see how impacted they are, you want to be part of helping,” said van Herk.

Langley Township Mayor Jack Froese came out and donated $50 for every goal scored in the game.

“The score was nine to six, so he had to pay out $750 from his own pocket. That was very generous,” said van Herk.

Hardest shot was recorded at 135 km/hr. There was also a shootout.

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