Wings’ prospects spend Sunday on the charitable job’s Arthur J. Regner reports that the Detroit Red Wings’ prospects received a day off from skating on Sunday, but they put in some shifts of a different kind–charitable ones:

For the first time since the inception of the prospect tournament, the Red Wings prospects took part in the Hockeytown Cares Community tour.

On Sunday, the entire Wings prospects tournament team was treated to an interactive afternoon with firefighters, police officers and the K-9 unit when the players visited the Grand Traverse Metro Fire Station.

Players participated in equipment and vehicle demonstrations, witnessed how the K-9 unit searches for contraband and attacks sinister characters and even toured the living quarters of the firefighters, who live at the station when they’re on duty.

“It was a good experience, you get to see first-hand kind of what these guys go through on a daily basis of what they’ve got to do when they get called and the risks they take for us,” Wings defenseman Cole Fraser said. “Today gave me a good view of what they do and made me have a new respect for these guys. Obviously, I respected them before, but to see exactly what they do makes it bigger.”

Continued, and the Wings posted some Twitter videos from the prospects’ day as well:

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