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October 17, 2013

SPORTS BRIEFS

Register soon for Roy’s Cup Tournament

LONDONDERRY — The dates have been set for the eighth annual Roy’s Cup Hockey Tournament, Feb. 7-9, 2014.

The ice hockey tournament benefits the Samantha C. Smith Foundation, named in memory of Samantha Smith of Auburn, who died at age 8 in a boating accident in 2004. Her family established the fund in her memory, and awards educational and hockey scholarships annually. Visit scsfund.org.

This marks the 10th year of Samantha’s passing and organizers invite everyone to come and celebrate Samantha’s spirit. Roy’s Cup 2014 is now accepting teams for this coming year’s tournament.

They expect a full field of 16 teams and already have eight teams committed. The cost is $1,000 per team with a six-person team. Two eight-team divisions, the Pink and Purple, will play this coming year.

Application and payment due no later than Dec. 1.

It’s a three-game, round robin play, plus playoffs, with a minimum of four games. Games will be played with “nice pucks.”

Police, fire invited to try out for hockey teams

MANCHESTER — On Saturday, March 1, firefighters and police officers from around the state will hit the ice at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester for the seventh annual CHaD Battle of the Badges Hockey Championship. Last year’s event attracted 5,500 fans and raised more than$190,000 for the children and families at the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock. The hockey event has grossed just shy of $1 million dollars since its inception in 2008.

Tryouts to secure a position on one of the Badges teams are set for Monday, Oct. 28, and Monday, Nov. 4, at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester. New Hampshire firefighters and police officers, professional and volunteer, are invited to bring their skills and passion to the ice to compete for a chance to play.

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