Cops and firefighters hit the ice for the 17th annual Guns N Hoses hockey game

Posted at 6:14 PM, Feb 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-17 20:16:48-05

Treasure Valley First Responders hit the ice on Saturday for a good cause. The 17th annual Guns N Hoses hockey game has local firefighters and police officers slapping on skates and competing in a friendly match.

This year the groups are raising money for the Idaho Fallen Firefighters Foundation and a K-9 Memorial for fallen four-legged officers. Organizers plan to build the K-9 memorial near the Idaho Peace Officers Memorial in Meridian.

"The relationship between the canine and the Handler is pretty tight, so I would say not having a Canine Memorial prior to this, I think we kind of missed a step there," said Ryan Rhoades of the Fraternal Order of Police Treasure Valley Lodge 11.

Organizers believe they raised at least $8,000. The firefighters won the game 7 - 2. The money will be split evenly between both causes.