'Tally ho' for day of military hockey at the Arena

Sheffield Arena will play host to a special day of ice hockey on Saturday, February 5.

RAF Eastern Crusade will take on the Army Air Corps Ice Hawks in a second annual combined-services exhibition game.

The event is being held to raise money for charities Veteran's Aid, who give immediate help providing shelter, food and clothes to homeless veterans, and the Not Forgotten Association, who work to provide entertainment, recreation and leisure activities for the serving wounded and the ex-service community with disabilities.

The match will be followed by the Sheffield Steelers v Nottingham Panthers main event.

Ticket holders to the Elite League 'derby' will get free admission to the exhibition, and a military ID can secure admission to both games for 5. As a 'thank you' to HM Armed Forces, there will be a formal presentation given by the Elite Ice Hockey League.

The fun continues on the ice during the intervals of both games, where assault courses will be set up for military themed activities.

A large crowd is expected, and those attending are encouraged to show their generosity by donating to the charities, at what is sure to be a very exciting event.

Doors open on February 5 at 3pm and face-off is at 3.45pm.

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