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Former NHLers defeat Canadian soldiers in ball hockey game in Kandahar

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Former NHLers defeat Canadian soldiers in ball hockey game in Kandahar

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Under a blistering sun, a group of Canadian hockey heroes faced off against Team Task Force, with hundreds of fans cheering them on. With the Stanley Cup on display, players like Bob Probert, Mark Napier and Yvon Lambert put on a show for the crowd, handling the squad of soldiers 7 to 1.

It was so hot that midway through the third period, goaltender Ron Tugnutt had an iced cappuccino delivered to him in the crease.

Legendary enforcer Tiger Williams was also up to his old tricks, taunting the referees and getting into a playful scrap with Cpl. Mike Loder of the 2nd Newfoundland Regiment.

Later in the day, players and soldiers will gather for a barbeque, a concert by Newfoundland singer-songwriter Terry Kelly and that rarest of special occasions in Afghanistan u a couple of beers.

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Former NHLers defeat Canadian soldiers in ball hockey game in Kandahar