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Emmer assists lawmakers in triumph over lobbyists in congressional hockey game

A bipartisan team of lawmakers beat lobbyists 4-3 last night in an annual charity hockey match on Wednesday.

Hoyer Celebrates Caps Win on House Floor

Patrick Meehan Faces Off on Hockey, Winter Classic

Meehan, right, is a stalwart on Team Lawmakers for the annual Congressional Hockey Challenge. Here he battles for the puck with Team Lobbyists defenseman Sean O'Neill. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

As the hockey world prepares for this year's outdoor Winter Classic on New Year's Day, HOH called up Rep. Patrick Meehan, a former professional hockey referee, and talked with the Pennsylvania Republican about life on the ice.  

Q: Who is your pick to win the Winter Classic? A: Well, I’m a closet Boston Bruins fan from my time at Bowdoin College. So if the Flyers are not in the championship, I want it to be the Bruins. So I’m hoping that the Bruins would win this game.  

Bill Nelson Cranks Out 46 Pushups (Video)

Nelson does 46 pushups after losing a bet with Durbin. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Sen. Bill Nelson, who has a history of issuing friendly wagers on Florida sports, found himself on the losing end Wednesday.

Nelson, 72, and Sen. Richard J. Durbin of Illinois wagered food and beer on the Stanley Cup Final between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Tampa Bay Lightning — but in addition to betting food, the losing senator was required to do pushups equaling the number of goals scored throughout the series.