Hockey game benefits food shelf

Coon Rapids Guns & Hoses took the ice against the Legacy Lions May 12 at the Coon Rapids Ice Center for the second straight year to benefit the ACBC food shelf.

Joe Price, Coon Rapids Police officer and Guns & Hoses team member, in shoot-out action against the Legacy Christian Academy netminder.

Joe Price, Coon Rapids Police officer and Guns & Hoses team member, in shoot-out action against the Legacy Christian Academy netminder.

The annual hockey game pits a team representing Coon Rapids Police and Fire departments against a team of varsity and junior varsity hockey players from Legacy Christian Academy in Andover.

“You will be happy to know your hometown Guns & Hoses team pulled off a bit of an upset in defeating the Legacy Lions 9-7 in an action packed game,” said Bryan Platz, Coon Rapids Police officer and organizer of the event along with Gunnar Koski, assistant captain of the Legacy Lions varsity hockey team.

“We raised a total of 3,290 pounds of food for ACBC food shelf.”

While this fell a bit short of the 4,000 pound goal, the event still raised 1,000 more pounds of food than last year, according to Platz.

The two Cub foods in Coon Rapids led the charge with 1,936 pounds raised, Platz said.

“The game also featured a shootout involving every player, including goalies,” he said. “One of whom (a Legacy goalie) actually scored.”

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