Cockburn ice hockey game one to remember


Back: Scott Hillier, Josh Nevermann, Tony Paolo, Shannon Hennessy, Jake Lucas and Rhys Brady.
Front: Josh Lucas, Adam Blower , Eric Gruber and Brendan Maccione. Picture: Marie Nirme d475373
Back: Scott Hillier, Josh Nevermann, Tony Paolo, Shannon Hennessy, Jake Lucas and Rhys Brady. Front: Josh Lucas, Adam Blower , Eric Gruber and Brendan Maccione. Picture: Marie Nirme d475373

THIS Remembrance Day will get a little chilly with a special commemorative ice hockey game to be played at Cockburn Ice Arena.

The Remembrance Day game will feature past and present Australian Defence Force (ADF) members taking on WA Emergency Services – including the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES), WA Police and Corrective services – in an effort to raise funds for Soldier On and Sirens of Silence.

Organiser and ex-service member Adam Blower formulated the idea earlier this year after being approached to run a game closer to Anzac Day.

Blower started playing ice hockey two years ago after retiring from the army, where he served as an infantryman for 13 years.

In his third year of service, Bowler was injured during training, requiring surgery on both legs as well as a substantial amount of rehabilitation.

“Since getting out, I have seen friends who have struggled with various aliments,” he said.

“I hope the event will become a regular thing and help to raise awareness and support for not only our friends and family that serve but also for those organisations that support them, like Soldier On and Sirens of Silence,” Bowler said.

The game will start at 5.30pm, Saturday, November 11 with pre-game entertainment from 4.30pm.

Ticket are $5 from www.trybooking.com/SKLD.

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