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Royal Oak Police & Fire to Drop Puck for ‘Guns & Hoses’ Charity Hockey Game April 18

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(City of Royal Oak Press Release, March 30, 2015)

The hockey teams of the Royal Oak Police and Fire departments are set to square-off in the fifth-annual Royal Oak ‘Guns & Hoses’ Charity Hockey Game on Saturday, April 18 at 7:30 p.m. at the John Lindell Ice Arena in Royal Oak. Proceeds from this year’s game will directly benefit disabled military veterans throughout Metro Detroit.

Based out of Royal Oak, the Michigan Warriors Hockey Program gives disabled Veterans a no-cost opportunity to get onto the ice. The nonprofit organization provides an educational and developmental atmosphere for Veterans of all skill levels for both stand-up and sled hockey. The program runs completely on donations and sponsorships.

“We’re honored by the opportunity to support our military veterans. These men and women have dedicated their lives to serving our nation and Judy_Palmer30yearsin some cases, suffered either long-term physical or mental wounds while doing so. It is our job as Americans to take care of these men and women and this game serves as a means to do just that, said Patrick Stanton, a sergeant with the Royal Oak Police Department and the Guns & Hoses event co-founder.

Proceeds generated from the ‘Guns & Hoses’ hockey game will be used to support new and existing veterans with hockey equipment, ice time, lessons and games against teams throughout the area, Stanton said.

“As a Veteran of the U.S. Army, I couldn’t be prouder of this year’s beneficiary. The response to this year’s event has been wonderful and we look forward to a fun and successful evening for everyone,” said Stanton.

“The Michigan Warriors Hockey Program is a nonprofit organization that aims to provide disabled Veterans the opportunity to live a healthy, active lifestyle and improve their quality of life through the sport of ice hockey,” said Josh Krajewski, a US Army Veteran of Iraq and royal_servicesAfghanistan. Krajewski is also the Founder and President of the program.

The program was started by military Veterans for military Veterans with immeasurable help from Carol Schwanger, the Disabled Section of USA Hockey, and the Michigan Amateur Hockey Association, Krajewski said.

“We have all faced challenging adversities while in the military and coming back home to civilian life can be a daunting task. The Michigan Warriors Hockey


Program is here to ease that transition by providing the camaraderie of the military brotherhood as well as a fun and challenging atmosphere to stay active,”Krajewski said.

Where: John Lindell Ice Arena, 1403 Lexington Blvd.

When: April 18 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets: Game tickets are $10.00 each and can be purchased in advance by visiting the Royal Oak Police Department or any Royal Oak Fire Department station. Tickets can also be purchased at the John Lindell Ice Arena in Royal Oak on the day of the game.

More information: Email, follow Twitter updates
@RO_GunsAndHoses or on Facebook at
To learn more about the Michigan Warriors Hockey Program contact 313-461-3211 or visit





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