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Get ready to place your bets because tomorrow a team of Oak Bay first responders take on a team of Oak Bay High students and alumnus in the great Canadian game of hockey.

The event, the 2nd Annual 2018 Cops for Cancer McLean Hockey Game, is a fundraiser for Cops for Cancer, and all money raised will go directly to the charity.

Hosted at Oak Bay Recreation Centre, the annual hockey game will also feature fun competitions, like skating races and shooting speeds measured by a radar gun, and a shoot-out. Festivities are scheduled to begin at 1:30 p.m.

The game is named after the late Sgt. Dan McLean, who worked for the Oak Bay Police Department from 1986 to 2007. He is remembered in the community for his volunteerism and dedication to his department and fellow officers. After a bout with cancer, he passed away at 62 on November 5, 2013.

The Oak Bay Police hope that this larger second annual game will help turn the fundraiser into a “legacy event”.

Due to the generosity of the event’s sponsors, Oak Bay Police will hold a mid-game raffle. The raffle of just 500 tickets offers 4 prizes, a three-course monthly feature dinner for four with wine pairings at the scenic Oak Bay Marina, and three sets of Club Seat tickets to the Victoria Royals game on September 29 at the Save on Foods Memorial Centre.

Raffle tickets can be purchased at the game, or at the Oak Bay Police department.

The 2nd Annual 2018 Cops for Cancer McLean Hockey Game

When: Thursday, September 27, 1:30 p.m.
Where: Oak Bay Recreation Centre