RUSTICO – The RCMP was challenged by the students from Gulfshore School in Rustico to a charity hockey match hoping to raise money for school equipment. The hard-fought game was held on the recently in Rustico, giving the Gulfshore students home-ice advantage.
The first goal of the game was scored by the RCMP Safety bear.
The police officers noted the Timbits Kindergarten to Grade 3 students offered some of the stiffest competition.
The RCMP made several arrests during the game of students who were scoring too many goals, and the referee, who the RCMP claimed was one-sided.
The RCMP "deputized" their own referee who then levelled the playing field giving the Mounties an edge by calling off the next goal and allowing the RCMP a penalty shot.
Const. Handrahan was caught in a sticky situation when he received a pie to the face by one of the Gulfshore players who then conducted a citizen's arrest on both Handrahan and his boss S/Sgt. Hubley.
When the referee was “released from custody,” he sought his revenge by throwing a pie in Const. MacConnell's face.
The Gulfshore team deployed a make-shift protest line trying to keep the RCMP out of their zone, however, the RCMP deployed a high-speed infiltration team that was able to tie the game in the final seconds.
In the end, the games were too close to call and a re-match is scheduled for next year.
The 50/50 was won by the Gulfshore music teacher, who donated the entire winnings to the school music department.