On Saturday, January 9, 2010, the Portland Winterhawks hosted the Chilliwack Bruins for a night of fun and hockey!
Between periods, the Plumbers of UA Local 290 and Portland Firefighters Association (PFFA) Local 43 firefighters did battle in their annual Broomball match. Broomball is a popular recreational ice game where players hit a small ball around the ice with a stick called a "broom." The object of broomball is to score more goals than your opponent by hitting the ball into your opponent's net using your broom.
Portland firefighters came dressed to win wearing turnout pants, bureau t-shirts, red suspenders, and fire helmets. Despite the ruling of no checking, blocking or hitting, the firefighters and plumbers offered a seriously fun game, a spirited showcase of thrills and (lots!) of spills!
So...who won? Check out the photos and see what you think!
P.S. We'll get 'em next year firefighters!
January 11, 2010