Fire Rescue Cup exceeds expectations 

The second annual Whistler Fire Rescue Cup hockey tournament surpassed organizers’ expectations this year by raising between $4,000 and $5,000 for the B.C. Burn Fund – up to $2,000 more than they expected.

Most of the money was raised during the tournament through raffles and entry fees, but another $750 was raised at the coat check during the tournament party at Moe Joe’s.

"It was great – everybody was super happy, we had some good games, a good social, and so much support from our sponsors, and we raised a lot of money for the B.C. Burn Fund, which was the best part," said David Evans, who organized the event for the Whistler Professional Firefighters Local #3944.

The event included 10 fire service departments including Whistler, with games from Friday afternoon until Sunday.

Whistler was one of the teams to make it into the semi-finals, where they faced a team from Saanich. That game was tied 1-1 in regulation and a Saanich player banked a shot of a Whistler defenceman with just a minute and 14 seconds left in overtime to advance to the finals.

The other semi-final game was between North Vancouver and Campbell River, with North Vancouver moving on to the final, where they beat Saanich 5-2.

"We just want to thank all of our sponsors and all of the businesses who donated prizes to the draw and all the people who helped make this such a great event for us," said Evans.


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