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Chicago Police And Fire Hockey Teams Face Off In Charity Game

By Howard Ludwig | January 11, 2017 6:34am
 Ice Hockey teams comprised of members of the Chicago police and fire departments will face off at 6:50 p.m. Jan. 22 at the Morgan Park Sports Center. The charity game raises money for military veterans who have recently returned home.
Ice Hockey teams comprised of members of the Chicago police and fire departments will face off at 6:50 p.m. Jan. 22 at the Morgan Park Sports Center. The charity game raises money for military veterans who have recently returned home.
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MORGAN PARK — The Chicago Police Department and Chicago Fire Department will face off in a charity hockey game Jan. 22.

The game will be played from 6:50-8:30 p.m. at the Morgan Park Sports Center, at 11505 S. Western Ave. Tickets cost $10. Children 10 and younger can attend the rivalry game for free, according to Adam Katz, a police detective and hockey player who is among the organizers of the game.

Proceeds from the event will be donated to Salute Inc., a charity that provides financial support to returning military men and women. Katz expects the game to raise about $10,000 for the Arlington Heights-based organization.

Beside police officers and firefighters, Ald. Matt O'Shea (19th) is also expected to play for the police team, and Ald. Anthony Napolitano (41st) will be on the ice for the fire department's team, Katz said.

 Hockey players from the Chicago Police and Fire Departments will face off at 6:50 p.m. on Jan. 22 at the Morgan Park Sports Center. Tickets cost $10.
Hockey players from the Chicago Police and Fire Departments will face off at 6:50 p.m. on Jan. 22 at the Morgan Park Sports Center. Tickets cost $10.
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Hockey players from the fire and police departments play regularly for charity, so the rivalry games are friendly but also competitive, as both sides prefer to walk away with a win, Katz said.

An after-party will be held from 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m at McNally's, 11136 S. Western Ave. in Morgan Park. A wristband to the post-game festivities costs $25 and includes pizza and beer.

The games are "certainly entertaining, and it is going to be a good game," Katz said. "It may not be NHL-style play, but everybody is out there trying hard."

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