SPRINGFIELD, MO. — The third annual Police vs. Fire Charity Ice Hockey Game Saturday, Feb. 26, 6 p.m., at the Springfield-Greene County Park Board’s Jordan Valley Ice Park, 635 E. Trafficway, downtown Springfield. Doors open at 5 p.m.
Teams are comprised of off-duty Springfield police and firefighters, who occasionally face off on the sports field. With a 2-0 record over Police, Fire is out to defend their title, while Police look for their first win.
It’s a must-see friendly rivalry and benefiting local nonprofit, the Greene County 100 Club, a 501(c)3 organization providing immediate financial support to surviving spouses and dependent children of Greene County police officers or firefighters killed in the line of duty.
The game will open with presentation of colors with an honor guard including representatives from both Springfield Police and Springfield Fire Department. Springfield Police Officer Mark Priebe, and Sheri Walsh, widow of Springfield Police Officer Chris Walsh, will do the ceremonial puck drop. Officer Chris Walsh was killed in the line of duty on March 16, 2020.
Tickets are $5 for general admission. Reserve tickets are sold out. Tickets are available at the door, or advance tickets may be purchased at the Jordan Valley Ice Park Pro Shop, open 4-8 p.m. weekdays, and 12-5 p.m. Saturday before the game.
For more information, visit the Police vs. Firefighter Hockey Facebook event or call Jordan Valley Ice Park at 417-866-7444.
For media inquiries, contact Jenny Fillmer Edwards, Public Information Administrator for the Springfield-Greene County Park Board, at 417-224-5510.