SUMMERSIDE – The Three Oaks Senior High teachers versus the Summerside police charity hockey game recently was able to raise close to $1,000 for the TOSH breakfast program.
Jeff Clow, TOSH principal, said at least 200 people attended the game with plenty of generous Islanders leaving donations at the door.
Unfortunately for the teachers, even with Rick Vaive playing on the team, it wasn’t the final score they wanted to see. They took a pounding, 7-1, Clow said.
“We’re going to be in a rebuilding year next year. There’s only one safe player.”
Thomas Waugh, assistant coach of the Western Capitals, was the lone goal scorer for the teachers. The only reason they got it was because of a 5 on 3, he said.
“I think the refs felt sorry for us.”
Vaive was a good sport about the whole event. The Toronto Maple Leafs alumni showed up early to the game and signed autographs for some kids. Then, after the game, he hung out with the teachers and police and told some stories.
About the game itself, there must have been some new recruits on the police force because Clow didn’t recognize many of them. They did a little better job recruiting, he said.
“We’ll be looking to see people’s badges before we get on the ice (next time).”
The charity event seems to get bigger and better each year.
Clow vows the result will be different next year.
He’s already been getting some gloating texts from the police, he said.
“I did that for a year last year, so I guess they get a year.”