War of 1812 Hockey game-War Hawks vs. The Militiamen…Oct. 30, 2012.

What an honor it was for Daryl Evans and I to coach in the War of 1812 Navy hockey game as US Navy and Canadian Navy personnel came together last night (Oct.30) at SDIce in Mira Mesa to commemorate “200 years of  cooperation and a peaceful border” between the US and Canada. It is always a honor and a pleasure to be around the people who sacrifice and work so hard to protect or countries.

That work ethic also showed up on the ice in a match of teams (The War Hawks coached by Daryl and the Militiamen coach by me) and after a 3-3 regulation tie, the War Hawks won the shoot-out to take this tightly contested match-up. Instead of playing a US vs. Canada game and in keeping with the theme of “cooperation”, each team was made up of a mix of both US and Canadian Navy members.

Personal thanks to Commanding Officer Scott Van Will of the HMCS Ottawa for the great gift that I can now display right beside the gift I received a couple of years back in an Alumni game with USS Ronald Reagan.

Thanks to Lisa Stockley from the Canadian Consul office in San Diego for taking the lead in organizing this event.  I hope we can do it again next year!

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