My expertise as a broadcaster was out to good use at the ice hockey competition of the 2013 World Police and Fire Games when I was asked to fulfil the job of announcer. Only problem was I read out the names of both teams at the beginning and by that stage the face-off had already taken place! Maybe my timing will be better if they ask me to do another game. I did my best at the start to welcome all visitors, local and otherwise. At the end I encourage the fans of SW Finland Emergency Services to congratulate their team with their chants of ‘Suomi’. They finished 8-0 visitors over Las Vegas Guns and Roses, who I mentioned in my blog yesterday.
Taking a meal break, I was able to watch a bit of the action in the second game when Toronto Courts won 10-0 against Reykjavik Ice Falcons. In the third and final game I took on a new role of goal judge and needed to switch the red light on six times: four goals for North America Blue in the second period and then against the run of play, two goals for UK Firefighters/HMP Tornados. Good support from the crowd when they scored but the result was a comprehensive win for Toronto Courts 10-2 over the Tornados. So the spectators were well rewarded with thirty goals in total.