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Conservatives face off against Liberals in charity hockey game

By Kristen Shane
Members of the two caucuses battled it out on Feb. 16 at the Canadian Tire Centre. The Conservatives trounced the Liberals 9-3. The event raised nearly $6,000 for cancer research.

Conservative team members and MPs Ben Lobb, Blaine Calkins, and Alex Nuttall chat before the friendly charity hockey match. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

In the Liberal dressing room, MP Stéphane Lauzon speaks to former Ontario Liberal MPP Jean-Marc Lalonde. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

Liberal MPs Darren Fisher and Matt DeCourcey suit up. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

Liberal MP Marc Miller alongside Conservative MP Robert Kitchen. This is the first Grit vs. Tory game since 2009, when the two teams tied. The Conservatives had won prior games, so they held onto the trophy. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

Liberal MP and House Speaker Geoff Regan heads to the ice, in the home of the Ottawa Senators. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

Conservative team captain and MP Gord Brown and his colleagues get ready. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

Conservative team goalie MP John Barlow suits up. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

Conservative team members MP Mike Lake and former MP James Rajotte get dressed. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

Mr. Nuttall and Mr. Calkins talk with Mr. Miller before the match. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

Mr. Miller and fellow Liberal MP Adam Vaughan take to the ice. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

Crowd donations are going to cancer research through the Terry Fox Foundation. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

Mr. Miller, in goal, Mr. Lobb, and Liberal player Neil Ellis. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

Liberal MPs Will Amos, Michel Picard, and Don Rusnak. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

Speaker Regan is introduced playing the first period with the Conservative team. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

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