Hockey game benefits Camp Luther

Fundraiser spurred on by death of Mission coach

The Mission Icebreakers pose with a group of RCMP members after a game in memory of Mission man Myron Berg.

RCMP are hoping that a successful fundraising hockey game will become an annual event.

On Saturday, August 27, the Mission Icebreakers Junior Hockey Club faced off against the RCMP at the Mission Leisure Centre. The goal was to have a friendly game of hockey for a good cause, and in memory of Myron Berg.

Berg was a fastball coach in Mission who died in December last year as a result of a car crash near Mission.

Due to the success, the Icebreakers and the RCMP said they anticipate another game next year. The event was organized by Scott Kieler of the Mission Icebreakers, and James Klassen, Hope’s Staff Sergeant Suki Manj, Cst. Darren Rennie, and Cst. Matt Deschenes.

RCMP members from Mission, Chilliwack, Agassiz, Hope, Integrated Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, Integrated Homicide Investigation Team, North Vancouver, an Auxilliary member from Hope, a member from the Outlaw Motorcycle Gang Unit, and a spouse of a UFVRD member all participated.

More than 350 people attended, and the proceeds raised from the game are going to Camp Luther in Mission, a summer camp for children.

The score of the game was not important, said Cpl. Tammy Hollingsworth. And even though the Icebreakers may have had the upper hand advantage, it was a great community event. The Icebreakers really enjoyed themselves and the members who played against them had a lot of fun too.  It was a clean and friendly game with no rough play, however the coach of the Icebreakers, Wayne Stripp, told the RCMP team after the second period not to be afraid to give his players a little “push”.

“A big thank you to all those who participated,” Hollingsworth said. “The RCMP players were very happy to dust off their skates and give up their time for such a worthwhile cause and have some fun too.”

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