It’s the Lobbyists vs. the Lawmakers on Wednesday, as the Congressional Hockey Challenge takes to the ice in Arlington, Virginia.
The match, which is a benefit event for charity, is in its 13th year. One team comes from the lobbyist world, representing a spectrum of interests, this year mainly in the private sector. The other team is made up of lawmakers, congressional staffers, and members of the Biden Administration. Each team has 20 players.
Congressman Tom Emmer of Minnesota will be on the congressional team, as will Alaskan Truman Reed, former staffer to Congressman Don Young, and now an aide to Rep. Monica de la Cruz of Texas. Emmers played in college for the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Reed played NCAA hockey for Providence College.
A reception on Tuesday night will feature the Stanley Cup, a few players from the NHL, and Must Read Alaska has learned that Willie O’Ree (the Jackie Robinson of hockey), will be playing a role on game night. Will he drop the puck? The Congressional Hockey Challenge puck drops at 7 pm, March 1 at the Medstar Capitals Iceplex in Arlington, Virginia.
The hockey match has raised over $1 million for charities since the tradition started in 2008. This year’s charity recipient is the Tampa Warriors, a group of disabled and wounded war veterans who play hockey.
Tickets can be purchased at this link.
The roster for the Lawmakers team, so far:
|Hon. Mike Quigley||IL-05|
|Hon. Tom Emmer||MN-06|
|Hon. Larry Bucshon||IN-08|
|Garett Donovan||Rep. Keating|
|Rob Wagener||Rep. Fitzgerald|
|Amber Moore||Sen. Durbin|
|Nick Lunnenborg||Rep. Fischbach|
|Will Bensur||Sen. Marshall|
|Will Neitzel||Committee on House Administration|
|Rob MacGregor||Committee on Natural Resources|
|Tim Regan||Clerk of the House|
|Joe Gollinger||Rep. Harshbarger|
|Ian Bennitt||Committee on Armed Services|
|Joel Brubaker||Sen. Capito|
|Kevin Rodgers||Rep. Malliotakis|
|Austin Yager||Rep. Vasquez|
|Truman Reed||Rep. de la Cruz|
For the Lobbyists, the team includes:
|Trevor Hanger||Forbes Tate|
|Max Fenkell||Joby Aviation|
|Brian Cohen||Cohen Strategic Alliances|
|Michelle MacGregor||Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe|
|George Lowe||American Gas Association|
|Dan Martini||Bank of America|
|Robert Land||Jet Blue|
|Rick Murphy||Forbes Tate|
|Jeff Burton||Burton Strategies|
|Air Liquide||Joe Fawell|
Be nice if someone represented us.
It’s Tom Emmer from Minnesota, not Tom Emmers from Indiana.
Thanks, I will get that corrected! -sd
Legislators spending time with their BFF’s doing anything except the people’s business.
I’m willing to bet they are all drawing Per Diem as well and never mind the travel expenses to gel them all there from the Capital.