The Newburyport PD is playing hockey in the 2nd annual Heroes Cup Hockey Tournament located in Marlborough, MA in April of 2018. This is the worlds largest fire/police/military/EMS hockey tournament and consists of 82 teams. In the Heroes Cup each team skates for a fundraiser or charity of their choosing. Newburyport PD will be lacing up the skates for a fund founded in the memory of a Hero who grew up in the Newburyport community, 1st Lieutenant Derek Hines and the 1st Lt. Derek Hines Soldiers Assistance Fund. The 1st Lieutenant Derek Hines Soldiers Assistance fund provides financial assistance for Massachusetts’s soldiers, and their families, who have incurred serious, career ending, and life altering injuries while on active duty. For more information on The 1st Lt. Derek Hines Soldiers Assistance Fund visit derekhinesfund.org The first $1,500 raised by our team goes to the Heroes cup as well as Boston Bruins Foundation. 100% of the money raised by our team over $1,500 will be presented to the 1st Lieutenant Derek Hines Soldiers Assistance fund. The winning team in each division will also receive $1000 for their teams charity or fund. Thank you.