Article by: Michelle Minnoch
Innisfil, Ontario – The Kuzmich Memorial Hockey Tournament hosted by the Friends of South Simcoe Police was held last weekend at the Lefroy Community Centre in Innisfil. There were 18 Hockey teams competiting at this event.
On Friday night, March 30 2007, the grand opening ceremonies were held with a great many dignitaries from around the region attending to support the event, along with many members of our community.
The official puck drop was performed by Mrs. Joanne Kuzmich, Jonathan Wamback, the Chief of Police – Bruce J. Davis and Fire Chief Scott Griffiths with elected team captain, Brad Kuzmich (son of the late Cst. Alan Kuzmich ) for the South Simcoe Police hockey team and Brad Ayres of the Innisfil Fire and Rescue Service hockey team.
These teams had a good clean game that was a crowd pleaser that ended in a 3-3 draw that evening.
Congratulations to all the players on these teams and a great weekend of hockey !
I would like to thank all our participants for attending and supporting this charitable cause. I would also like to thank our many sponsors for ice donations and donations of prizes put towards the silent auction.
We will be acknowledging these sponsors and highlighting the amount of money raised during the event when the final accounting has been completed.
All funds raised this year will be donated towards the purchase of seats at the new Innisfil Recreational Centre, in memory of the late Cst. Alan Kuzmich who died in the line of duty August 2002, and to the Canadian Crime Victim Foundation.