June 18, 2024

EP Police Hockey Team Skating Again

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The East Providence Police Department has reactivated its tradition of donning ice skates and playing hockey.  December 2023 saw the Townie Cops enter a hockey tournament in which proceeds go to the Wounded Warrior Project.  “After nearly 20 years, the East Providence Police Department hockey team laced up their skates and played their first of several games in the Heros Hockey Tournament being held in Tyngsboro, MA and Nashua, NH over the next several days. The team consisted of familiar names and faces to the police department and officers young and old,” said a police department statement. The team put on a stellar opening performance and beat the “Rattlers” 7-2.  Teams in the tournament include East Providence Police, America's Fallen Heroes, Dept homeland security hockey club, Rattlers, and the Haverhill Fire Dept.  The 5th Annual Heroes Hockey Tournament is being played at Skate 3 Pavilion, Tyngsboro, MA.  The team advanced in the winners bracket playing against Haverhill Fire Department and Homeland Security.  The EP hockey playing men in blue finished a successful tournament with a 3-1 record.  “This was a great start to the hockey season. It was great to see these men come together for the first time and play like they haven't skipped a beat. We look forward to following the team throughout more tournament play,” said a team spokesperson.

In other EP police news the department introduced their newest member.  K9 Nick is a 14-month-old German Shorthaired Pointer who was imported from Hungary. He is currently being trained in explosive and firearm detection, tracking, and evidence recovery by Roger Reardon of the Rhode Island K9 Academy. Sergeant Bonvehi was chosen to be Nick's handler and looks forward to introducing Nick to the community upon completion of his training. K9 Nick is settling in nicely with his fur-partners K9 Oki and EPPD Marty.

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