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Tampa Bay Juniors Honor Firefighters Prior To USPHL Premier Season-Opening Game

By Tampa Bay Juniors Staff, 09/12/21, 10:30AM EDT

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The Tampa Bay Juniors Hockey Club opened the 2021-22 season with a stirring tribute, in observance of the 20th anniversary of 9/11, by honoring six members of the Pasco Fire Rescue Team Saturday Night.

Captain Jess Walker with Firefighters Trevor Clark, Marc DeSoundy, Josh Santana, Logan Campbell and Driver Engineer Barry Shelton joined each Tampa Bay Juniors starter on the ice as both were announced. 

In an emotional moment, Captain Jess Walker was introduced last with his son, Tampa Bay Juniors player Justin Walker, but was surprised by his older son, former Tampa Captain Derek Walker, as he flew in for the event. 

The remaining Tampa players and the Florida Jr. Blades players joined them on each blue line for the Anthem.

After the Anthem, both TBJ and Blades players showed class by lining up and shaking hands with each member and thanking them for their service. 

The Tampa bay Juniors Staff again want to thank Jess Walker and the Pasco Fire Rescue Team.