The Coast Guard Hockey club's two annual tournaments will once again raise funds for the Coast Guard Foundation, this time in memory of Senior Chief Terrell Horne III, who was killed in the line of duty late last year in California.
The 21st Annual Admiral's Cup, which is a floor hockey tournament, takes place March 15-16 in Warwick, Rhode Island, and will feature eight teams from all across New England.
The 19th Annual Commandant's Cup, a 10-team ice hockey tournament, is scheduled for April 12-13 in Hyannis, Massachusetts. The teams hail mostly from the northeast, but one team from Air Station Borinquen, Puerto Rico is planning on making the trip this year.
In years past, Coast Guard Hockey has raised money for a memorial in Sitka, Alaska for the Coast Guard personnel lost in the crash of CG-6017, as well as the Family Disaster Relief Fund.
Eligible members of a team must be active duty, active reserve, retirees and full-time employees of the Coast Guard, members of the Coast Guard Auxiliary, or be immediate family members of Coast Guard personnel. Deary said the tournaments are the major events for the Coast Guard Hockey club teams, and that people look forward to them every year.
The 2012 champions of the Coast Guard Hockey Commandant's Cup.
"Our participants and the families of those participating in these tournaments believe in stepping up to help our fellow shipmates," said tournament organizer, Paul Deary."Since we decided to go this route I have heard nothing but praise from those participating."
The Foundation is grateful for the support of Coast Guard Hockey, and their continued commitment to supporting their fellow Coast Guard personnel.