From left, Katko, Canadian MP Gord Brown, Tom Emmer, Meehan and Paulsen hold the championship cup after the Lawmakers defeated the Lobbyists 3-2 in last year's Congressional Hockey Challenge. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)
The traditional Congressional Hockey Challenge is here, the annual Lawmakers versus Lobbyists competition to raise money for featured charities.
Face off is Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Kettler Capitals IcePlex in Arlington, Va. The game will raise money for the Thurgood Marshall College Fund; the Fort DuPont Ice Hockey Club, an NHL-sponsored non-profit that encourages local, inner-city youth to participate in ice hockey, and USA Warriors Ice Hockey Program, which supports wounded service men and women. The Lawmakers team will be represented by Reps. Erik Paulsen, R-Minn., Tom Emmer, R-Minn., Patrick Meehan, R-Pa., Larry Bucshon, R-Ind., and John Katko, R-N.Y., who will be joined by lawmakers from Canada, members of the USA Warriors Hockey team and Capitol Hill staffers.