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Some Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans taking to the ice were a good cause forming a hockey team in Southern California to raise money.
We're charities like the wounded warriors project Fox News Channel has full access as patriots hockey.
Geared up for its name -- that yesterday.
Is -- my LA bureau and and -- you know some might say it's big leap from the desert sand to a hockey ring.
Yet it's not like these guys can practice in a war zone according to our research period and a single ice hockey rink.
In Iraq or Afghanistan but when -- service members come home some of them put down -- rifles.
And pick up their hockey sticks and one of them a former marine sergeant came up with the idea.
To put this team together and play for charity to raise money and awareness for the wounded warrior project so patriots hockey -- board.
Nearly all these guys -- war veterans nearly all of them active duty Marines or sailors and last night.
They took to the ice in Los Angeles playing after the kings' game -- -- -- better against a team from the LA fire department.
I asked one of the Marines first lieutenant Jeremy -- koehlke about the importance of the game and his message.
Don't forget about those guys come back you know there's still more -- on over -- there's going to be a war for some time.
Don't don't forget about those guys they need they need you guys help they need your support and and you know they don't do it for the -- but -- take a second to thank them and it'll it'll.
Go ahead -- the long way.
And the Marines say patriots hockey is already catching fire they hope to play more games and raise more awareness for the cause our makes me smiling I'm smiling that's why it -- Going from the desert sands and war zone is nothing fun.
But I definitely the fact that they're doing this it is definitely a good thing so the question is how they did.
Well this was their first game and the LA fire department has a very good team so the firefighters jumped out.
To a 30 lead in the first nine minutes or so.
After a few missed shots the patriots did score a goal they eventually lost 621 but they say it was more about the message in the final score and one of the guys taking notice what's LA kings -- -- on Jae Kuk guitar.
Do you have a message for these.
I just like to thank them I -- it's.
Again it's been said so many times that you know we're we're so grateful and thankful for what they do for us.
For our country report obvious it's a -- sport but.
Can -- they do it's it's a whole different story.
And on -- would have been a big help to the Marines last night considering he had a goal and two assists in the kings game -- -- it's kind of ironic that these stables that are had a very strict rule for charity games there is no fighting.
Allowed on the ice so these Marines were not allowed to fight.
And that -- and that's the good thing that's a very good thing all around very nice Rick Leventhal -- -- bringing us that.
Very important story am glad to see that these guys are out there you know in the -- perhaps I -- to our network port Mazen the hot.
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