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First Responders Night on Dec. 15 in Estevan; Highway 39 Cup to be contested

Estevan and Weyburn to play for the Highway 39 Cup
Highway 39 Cup
Game 1 of the Highway 39 Cup will be contested Dec. 15 in Estevan.

ESTEVAN - The Estevan Bruins will salute first responders in the community during their final home game before the Christmas break.

There will be a ceremonial puck drop before the game with Estevan Police Chief Richard Lowen and Weyburn Police Chief Jamie Blunden. Also on the ice for the faceoff will be a firefighter, an RCMP officer and an emergency medical services employee.

A fire truck, police car and ambulance will be outside of Affinity Place that night.

All local first responders will receive free tickets for the game and the Bruins will have a thank you image on the overhead scoreboard.

The game is part of the inaugural Highway 39 Cup best-of-three series between the Bruins and the Red Wings. Lowen and Blunden, who know each other from their years working with the Winnipeg Police Service, have a side wager on the challenge.

The losing team’s chief has to wear the other team’s jersey at work for a day.

The game on Dec. 15 will be Game 1, and Game 2 will be three nights later in Weyburn.

Game 3, if necessary, has yet to be selected. Estevan and Weyburn will play four more times after Dec. 18.

The two police services are sponsoring a Highway 39 Cup to be presented to the winner.

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