Hockey Tournament Information

The Indian Hill Rangers are sponsoring a hockey tournament at the Indian Hill Winter Club on May 3 rd – 6 th. Officer Ray Manning has organized a hockey tournament to help local police officers and firefighter battling significant health issues. Officer Manning was inspired by his daughter, Carly, who is a member of the United States Coast Guard. Just like his daughter, Officer Manning felt compelled to give back to his fellow public safety colleagues, As Officer Manning was on ice skates long before putting on a police uniform, organizing a few days of exciting hockey competition seemed like the logical choice for him to accomplish this task while also pursuing his passion. 

The Indian Hill Hockey Tournament will kick off on Thursday, May 3 rd at 8:00 p.m. with a second game at 9:30 p.m. The games on Friday begin at 1:20 p.m. with games beginning every hour and twenty minutes with the last game starting at 8 p.m. Saturday events will begin at 8 a.m. with games beginning every hour and twenty minutes with the last game at 3:20 p.m. Sunday will be the semifinals and finals. The first semifinal game will start at 9 a.m. followed by the second game at 10:30 a.m. The finals will begin at 12:30 p.m. 

There will be teams from Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Ohio. In addition, two local teams will be representing the surrounding communities – Cincinnati Fire Hockey (Officer Manning’s team) and Terrace Park Fire Hockey.

Tickets are available in advance at the Rangers Station or at the door. Single day passes are $10 or a four (4) day pass is $20. 

If you would like to assist Officer Manning in helping with this charitable event and enjoy some great hockey, there are several ways to participate:

  • Checks, made payable to Indian Hill Rangers Hockey Tournament, may be dropped off or mailed to the Indian Hill Rangers Station, 6525 Drake Road, Cincinnati, OH 45243 or at any Park National Bank location

  • Connect to the GoFundMe page

  • A Silent auction will be held during the tournament. Any donations would be greatly appreciated. Items recommended for the auction include: sporting event tickets (Cyclones, Red, Bengals, FC Cincinnati), concert tickets (Riverbend, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra), performing arts tickets (Broadway series, Playhouse in the Park), autographed sports or Hollywood memorabilia and gift cards (restaurants, shopping, travel vouchers, etc.).

  • Purchase a table sponsorship with your family or business name for $100. Available at the Rangers Station.

  • Volunteers also will be needed before and during the event. Please contact Officer Manning (561-7000 or ) if you wish to volunteer.

Meet the recipients and inspiration behind this worthy cause:

  • DEPUTY MICHAEL WARE has been in law enforcement for over 20 years. He started his career in the Corrections Division and was promoted to the Enforcement Division where he continues to have a positive impression receiving numerous commendations for his service in Hamilton County. Currently working in the Village of Lincoln Heights, Deputy Ware is known for his positive attitude and classic “hand wave”. This past September, Michael was diagnosed with Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer that has spread to his liver. Mike and his fiancée, Kimberly, have 4 children: Emanuel (17), Airiana (9), Keygan (6) and Drayden (4).

  • POLICE OFFICER MARVIN GAMBILL has been a police officer for over 30 years. He currently works with the City of Harrison. He and his long-time girlfriend, Donna, recently were married. Marvin also has been diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer that spread to his liver.

  • DEPUTY TONY KELLY has served with the Hamilton County Sheriff’s officer for over 20 years. He started his career in the Corrections Division and was promoted to the Court Services Division where he has worked for over 10 years. In 2015, Tony was diagnosed with Stage 4 Mantel Cell Lymphoma and recently learned his cancer spread to his lymph nodes, stomach and liver. Tony has 3 children: Cynthia, Tony and Stephen.

  • GRAHAM HARDEN has always led an active life that included being the National Champion Lacrosse player (National Defenseman of the Year and ACC Player of the Year), He also has been a high school lacrosse coach leading teams to several state championships. Graham is a first responder in Terrace Park and a volunteer firefighter. In 2016, Graham was diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). Graham, along with his wife, Dawn have three children: Kendall, Lindsay and Cole.

On behalf of the Indian Hill Rangers Hockey Tournament and Officer Manning, thank you in advance for your support to this worthwhile cause so near and dear to the Indian Hill Rangers. Please contact Officer Manning with any questions or for additional information at 561-7000 or .

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