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Fox, Hurley Play Charity Hockey

October 2, 2000

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) _ Michael J. Fox and Elizabeth Hurley were among the celebrities who played a benefit hockey game in honor of six firefighters killed last year in a warehouse fire.

The game Sunday raised $200,000, which will be split between the families of the victims and the Worcester Fire Department for new equipment.

The event, which also featured ``Party of Five″ actor Scott Wolf, actor Tim Robbins, ``Cheers″ star George Wendt, and former Boston Bruins star Bobby Orr, was organized by comedian Denis Leary. Leary’s cousin, Jeremiah Lucey, was one of the men killed in the Dec. 3 blaze.

The game pitted the Hollywood Hockey Team against the Boston Bruins Alumni, but the teams traded players at halftime and the Bruins edged the Hollywood stars, 15-14.

The crowd gave a standing ovation to Fox, who has Parkinson’s disease and played only in short spurts.

Hurley, Hollywood’s assistant coach, earned a roar from the crowd when she came onto the ice in a purple outfit.

She acknowledged that she had never watched a hockey game before.

``I feel guilty I didn’t study more,″ she said. ``Next time, I may even learn to skate.″