Lloydminster school divisions are benefitting from a heated rivalry between Lloydminster’s first responders with the 2020 Battle of the Badges.

The 6th annual Battle of the Badges Hockey Todd Gustavson Memorial Tournament honours the passing of the former Fire Chief in 2015.

Every year the proceeds from the game go to two charities, which are chosen by both sides. All proceeds from the event will be split between the Lloydminster Catholic School Division’s Outreach program and the Breakfast Program within the Lloydminster Public School Division

As the Lloydminster Catholic Divisions School Resource Officer, Constable Micheal Hagel says he is excited to support two fantastic charities.

“I am pumped I cant represent the school from the RCMP side.”

The Lloydminster Fire Department looks to curb a five-year losing streak against the RCMP ahead of the 2020 Battle of the Badges.

“Last year, the RCMP got lucky. This year, we’re going to win. So, if the Mounties ever want to see the trophy again, it’ll be on display at the fire hall,” says Assistant Fire Chief Bill Heesing.

Constable Micheal Hagel is calling for another “W” against the fire department.

“I imagine they want to get that win pretty bad, but we got a pretty good team again this year.”

“We plan this event together. It’s never been a fire vs police thing, it’s always been about supporting charities.”

Anyone looking to grab tickets online on March 5th. Tickets are $10 with children under eight getting in for free. The puck will drop on March 28th at 2:30 p.m. at the Civic Centre.

A preliminary floor hockey game between the two organizations and students will be held on March 4th, from 12 to 12:50 P.M. at the College Park School gymnasium.