On the afternoon of 28 January 2016, Canadian Military General Officers and Flag Officers (GOFOs) took on the Esprit de Corps Commandos in a match of the annual Commando Challenge Hockey Game at the University of Ottawa Sports Complex.
Chinese defence attaché Zhu Haitao played the goaltender position on the Esprit de Corps Commandos, a team captained by Mr. Scott Taylor, Editor and Publisher of the Canadian military magazine Esprit de Corps, and composed of defence sector personnel and foreign defence attachés. The retired Canadian Chief of Defence Staff, General Tom Lawson also joined the team.
The "team of top generals" was captained by the current Chief of Defence Staff, General Jonathan Vance, and composed of Ottawa-based GOFOs.
The 60-minute fierce on-ice competition ended with a 5: 2 victory for the Esprit de Corps Commandos. The game raised more than 4,000 Canadian dollars of charity for Canadian soldiers in need and their families.
At the reception following the game, General Jonathan Vance and Mr. Scott Taylor transferred the fund raised to the Military Family Resource Centre. General Vance also presented trophies to the Esprit de Corps Commandos.