Police, Fire, and First Responders turned in their guns, hoses, and shields for hockey skates and pads, for the annual Guns and Hoses Game at Wesbanco Arena on Sunday.
The Wheeling Police and Fire Departments took on the Pittsburgh Police in the charity game to raise money for the Youth Services Systems Winter Freeze Shelter.
Panhandle Cleaning and Restoration helped sponsor the game and although it wasn't professional hockey, Josh Contraguerro of Panhandle, felt like the fans got to see a good game on the ice.
"They're seeing a great game, they're getting to see their police and fire fighters and first responders outside of their daily tasks. They defend us on a daily basis so its great to get back and support them and it's all going to a great cause," said Contraguerro.
The activities even spilled into Sunday's Nailers game against the Elmira Jackals. The honor guard presented the colors, the K9 Unit also made an appearance, and first responders gave an extrication demonstration. Wheeling was able to win the game 5-3.