RCMP commemorates 50th anniversary of memorial hockey tournament

This upcoming weekend, the RCMP will commemorate the 50th anniversary of their Cst. Robert Amey and Cst. Terry Hoey Hockey Tournament.

The tournament is held each February in Gander and features teams from RCMP detachments and units from across Newfoundland and Labrador. It is named for two RCMP officers who were killed in the line of duty in this province. Cst. Terry Hoey was killed in Botwood in November 1958 and Cst. Robert Amey was killed in Whitbourne in December 1964.

“Csts. Amey and Hoey gave their lives to protect the communities in which they served, “ said Assistant Commissioner Peter Clark, the Commanding Officer for the Newfoundland and Labrador RCMP. “For 50 years, current and former employees and community members have come together in Gander to give a fitting tribute to Csts. Amey and Hoey to recognize their ultimate sacrifice.”

This year, family members of Csts. Amey and Hoey will travel to the province to attend the tournament. They will also be visiting the communities to which Csts. Amey and Hoey were posted.