The Longport Police Department recently announced its successful collaboration with the Philadelphia Flyers in organizing an exhilarating ice hockey event that was held at the Wells Fargo Center Nov. 30. The event featured an opening game between the Atlantic County Police and Fire Team and the Philadelphia Police Department, followed by the highly anticipated Flyers v. Devils game.

The Atlantic County team led by Longport Ptl. Alec Morelli emerged victorious in this friendly charitable competition with a final score of 6-3.

The funds raised during the event will make a meaningful difference in the lives of children receiving care at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, police said.

Following the event, Morelli dedicated the evening to Gwen Stern, who tragically lost her husband in an incident in the Borough of Longport.

“We would like to express our deep gratitude to the Philadelphia Flyers, the Philadelphia Police Department, and our community members for being a part of something bigger than all of us. Your unwavering support and involvement in this event have made a lasting impact on our community and beyond. Together, we have shown the power of teamwork and compassion,” police said in a release.

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Nanette LoBiondo Galloway

Award winning journalist covering news, events and people of Atlantic County for more than 20 years.