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Flying Fathers win by a touchdown (13 photos)

Flying Fathers prevail in charity hockey game

The hockey game between the Flying Fathers and Thorold Mounts was knotted at six until a football game broke out late in the game. Suddenly taking up a football formation, the Fathers ran the ball into the Mounts net for a six-point score to give them a 12-6 win on the night.

The charity game, definitely played more for laughs than hockey skills, enertained the crowd at the Thorold Arena and raised some cash for the St. Vincent de Paul Society food bank and the Thorold school breakfast clubs.

The game featured pies in the face, buckets of water drenching referees and players, a juggling clown, a Flying Monk and even a few nice goals. The Flying Fathers are made up of a team of priests from across Canada and nothing like this game has been seen in Thorold since the original Fathers played here in 1972.



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