13th annual Guns 'N Hoses charity hockey game returns

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ROANOKE (WSLS 10) - The Guns 'N Hoses charity hockey game is back in action at the Berglund Center for its 13th season on Saturday, Jan. 16.

The event which benefits the M.D.A., begins at 6 p.m. with the opening puck being dropped by the Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs', Team President, Bob McGinn.

Guns 'N Hoses is an annual charity ice hockey game played in Roanoke to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association, the official charity of the International Association of Firefighters.

Last year, the I.A.F.F. raised more than $25 million for the M.D.A. through events such as this. In the 12 year history of the Guns 'N Roses hockey game, 48,000 fans have attended the games and helped raise $205,000 for M.D.A. research and awareness.

Each year, local Roanoke-area firefighters (the Hoses) take on a team of local Roanoke-area police officers and law enforcement personnel (the guns). The Hoses won last year for just the third time in the 12 year series, but they've won two of the last three.

Can the Guns bounce back in 2016? Or will the Hoses win back-to-back games for the first time in the series' history?

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