By Lawrence Powell
Cpl. Laurie Smith took a lot of shots Wednesday morning as his Annapolis RCMP squad took on the deep benches of Lawrencetown's youth during a fun ball hockey game at the fire hall parking lot. It was a return engagement in nets for Smith against the kids of the village.
Lawrencetown coach and the game's referee Mike Stoddard said about 30 kids 'suited up' for the contest and they came in all ages with lots of youthful enthusiasm.
The contest was organized by Rodena Renaud, the RCMP's community policing officer. She played nets for the kids and had some defencive help from a couple of Annapolis County Recreation staffers.
Besides the fun of the game, which included cheers from a crowd of onlookers, there were hotdogs, pop, and lots of water. The local Lions Club helped get the food barbecued.
There were also lots of prizes for those who registered and the first one drawn during a break in play was for a pass to Upper Clements Park.
The game was a repeat of a very successful event held in Lawrencetown several years ago.