The 47th Annual FDNY vs NYPD Hockey Game will be played on September 9th at Madison Square Garden - honoring the 20th Anniversary of September 11th. Pre-game ceremonies will begin at 7:30pm ET and for the first time, will be aired live on ESPN2 at 8:00pm ET. (For Official Press Release from Madison Square Garden...scroll to bottom of this page.)
Proceeds for this years game will benefit various charities including the Ray Pfeifer Foundation and PBA Widows and Childrens Fund.
All tickets from the previously scheduled April 4, 2020 game will be re-issued. Any questions about tickets can go to Tom Reno at FDNYhockey25@gmail.com. The game is Sold out!!! If tickets become available we will post on our social media sites.
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All guests age 12 and older are required to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination in order to attend Hockey Heroes- FDNY vs. NYPD Hockey at Madison Square Garden. Full vaccination means the day of your event is at least 14 days after your final vaccine dose.
Children ages 4 – 11 can attend with a vaccinated individual if they provide proof of a negative antigen COVID-19 test (taken within six hours of the event start time) or a negative PCR COVID-19 test (taken within 72 hours of the day of the event), and they must wear a mask while inside, except while actively eating or drinking.On the day of the event, all guests age 12 and older will have to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination (or negative COVID-19 test result for children ages 4 – 11) on their smartphone, through a physical copy, or by using New York State Excelsior Pass or NYC COVID Safe App (Android | iOS), along with an appropriate ID matching the name on your documentation.
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OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE FROM MADISON SQUARE GARDEN
FDNY v. NYPD HOCKEY RETURNS TO MADISON SQUARE GARDEN TO HONOR 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF 9/11 ON THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2021 "HOCKEY HEROES" TO BE BROADCAST LIVE ON ESPN2
New York, NY, (July 28, 2021) – FDNY Hockey and NYPD Hockey today announced that a special "Hockey Heroes" matchup -- honoring the 20 th anniversary of 9/11 -- will take place on Thursday, September 9 at Madison Square Garden. The evening is set to begin with pre-game ceremonies at 7:30 p.m. ET and, for the first time, will air live on ESPN2 at 8 p.m. ET.
The commemorative game will extend the long-standing rivalry between the FDNY and NYPD to its 47 th year dating back to 1973 when the Fire Department won the first matchup. The FDNY currently leads the all-time series with 25 wins to the NYPD's 18 to go along with two draws (the game was not held in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic).
The amateur hockey game, which is comprised of Firefighters, Police Officers, and their respective members, has proven to be quite a draw selling out Madison Square Garden four times, including the 2002 event which was the first after the 9/11 attacks.
Prior to the puck drop, both teams will commemorate the 20 th anniversary of 9/11. In a special ceremony, the teams will honor those lost in the attacks and all the members who have since died from 9/11 related illnesses. Additionally, Firefighters and Police Officers lost in the line of duty over the course of the past two years will also be remembered.
Proceeds from the annual FDNY vs. NYPD Hockey game will benefit various charities including the Ray Pfeifer Foundation and the PBA Widows and Children's Fund.
"This is a special year for our team to come together and pay tribute to the 343 brothers
we lost on September 11, 2001. It's also a time to remember those we have lost over
the past 20 years and raise money to help our brothers and sisters suffering from 9/11
related illnesses. With the game on ESPN2, people around the country will have the
opportunity to join us in paying tribute to our 9/11 heroes. We also want to thank MSG
who has been a great partner throughout this process, and we can't wait to take the ice
in front of a packed house at Madison Square Garden." - FDNY Hockey Team
"We believe there is no better time than now to return a little normalcy to the city and all
come together to remember the heroes we lost 20 years ago. As we remember the
heroic acts of our brothers and sisters in blue, we remember the sacrifices ALL our first
responders made that day. They will never be forgotten. This game gives us the
opportunity to raise money and help the people who are still suffering from the effects of
that day 20 years later." - NYPD Hockey Team
All valid tickets from the previously scheduled April 4, 2020 game will be re-issued. Based on current government mandates, to attend the "Hockey Heroes" event at The Garden, guests will need to provide either proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test (which can be antigen or PCR). Full vaccination means the event is at least 14 days after the person received their final vaccine dose. Antigen tests must be taken within six hours of the event start time, and PCR tests must be taken within 72 hours of the day of the event. Please note that government mandates and Madison Square Garden venue protocols are subject to change. For more information, please visit msg.com/faqs
Derek Kern, FDNY Hockey Team, (631) 487-4810 firstname.lastname@example.org
Charlie Venticinque, NYPD Hockey, (516) 672-2232 NYPDHockey@gmail.com
Larry Torres, MSG, 212-631-5178 email@example.com