The Edward J. Murray Skating Rink was the site for last evening's charity hockey game between the Yonkers Police Department and the F.B.I. The beneficiary of this charity event is the Yonkers Force Youth Hockey Program, a soon to be announced program of the Yonkers Police Department to involve the City's underpriviliged youth in organized ice hockey. According to Yonkers Police Capt. Patrick McCormack, the program will have Yonkers police officers teaching the game of hockey to youth in the city. "Thank you to our @YonkersPD and the @FBI for making this a great night for a great cause at Murray's Skating Rink! " adds Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano writing on his twitter page.
Above: Members of the Yonkers Police Hockey Team (left) and F.B.I. New York Office Hockey Task Force (right) pose before the game.
Below: Yonkers Mayor, Mike Spano, on hand for the ceremonial puck drop (left) and enjoying the evening with YPD Hockey
In friendly but spirited game played before an enthusiastic crowd, the Yonkers Finest hockey team was outscored, 8-2, by their law enforcement bretheren of the F.B.I.'s New York Office Hockey Task Force as their uniforms proudly displayed.
In previous articles, online and in print, MetroSports Magazine has reported on other youth events in the City of Yonkers including the Gallery League Summer Basketball Tournament and the Yonkers Untouchable Knights youth football program. We've also covered the sporting events of local and international law enforcement featuring the NYPD, FDNY and NYCD ice hockey teams, the NYPD and FDNY Gaelic Football teams, the NYPD and NYCD boxing teams, the White Plains Police and Fire basketball teams, the British Royal Air Force Police 'Flying Pigs' Rugby team and the Yonkers Police and Fire Department hockey teams.
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