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FDNY wins 48th Annual Game in dramatic OT win

 The 48th Annual FDNY vs NYPD Hockey Game was welcomed back to Long Island last night to the New York Islanders brand new UBS Arena at Belmont Park.What turned out to be a beautiful spring day as some tailgating was welcomed back by our fans.  The pre-game ceremony started with the FDNY Pipes and Drums playing their way out to a sold out ...

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FDNY vs NYPD Hockey Game 2022

The 48th Annual FDNY vs NYPD Hockey Game will take place on Saturday, April 30, 2022 at 6pm. THis year we are back on Long Island at the new UBS Arena at Belmont Park...home of the New York Islanders. For tickets you can email us at HockeyHeroes2022@gmail.com. Tickets for the event are $30 for assigned seating. 

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FDNY defeats NYPD 7-4 in 47th Annual Hockey Game at MSG - Live on ESPN2

 The FDNY and NYPD have not played at Madison Square garden since March 30, 2019 so this year was going to be a special meeting between the two teams.  This year also Commemorated the 20th Anniversary of the September 11th, 2001 attack on our great city.  Special Commemorative jerseys were made for both teams to be auctioned off...

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King of the Wheels - 2021

Below you will find the flyer and registration form.The deadline for registration and payment is October 18th. This year the registration form can be filled out digitally , printed and mailed in. Also attached is the T-shirt pre order form. We ask that when you mail everything in you please pay by check.You may make one check for shirt orders and r...

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New UPDATED Covid Protocol for FDNY vs NYPD Game at MSG on September 9, 2021- THIS IS NOW A FULLY VACCINATED EVENT

Due to the changes by New York City on August 16, 2021, here are the updates to COVID-19 Entry Protocols to enter Madison Square Garden on September 9th for our game against NYPD 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. Ful...

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47th Annual FDNY vs NYPD Game - SEPTEMBER 9, 2021


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.) DO...

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​Unfortunately, with all that's going on in the world today we regret to inform you that this year's NYPD vs FDNY Hockey game at Madison Square Garden that was supposed to take place on April 4th, 2020 has been POSTPONED. Both teams have been in constant dialogue with MSG and are working towards a late October date for the game to be rescheduled. I...

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FDNY Hockey Team vs Chicago Police Stars

The FDNY Hockey Team will face off against the Chicago Police Stars on Saturday, February 8th at 6pm.  Game will take place at the Staten Island Skating Pavillion at 3080 Arthur Kill Road in Staten Island, NY.  There will be a $5 entry fee (kids under 12 are free).  All proceeds will go to the Ray Pfeifer Foundation.  We will ha...

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2019 King of the Wheels Winners

The FDNY Hockey Team would like to congratulate the 2019 King of the Wheels winners. A Division - E-216 / L-108 / B-35 B Division - E-257 / L-170 /B-58 C Division - E-309 / L-159 D Division - E-245/ L-161 / B-43 E Division - E-325 / L-163 Thank you to all those that played and supported the tournament!!!

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2019 FDNY-NYPD Game Recap

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The 46th Annual FDNY-NYPD Charity Game took place on Saturday, March 30th at Madison Square Garden to a sold out crowd of over 18,000 fans for the third time in four years. New York’s Bravest were wearing white while New York’s Finest wore blue. In a locker room presentation, the FDNY team presented the family of Michael Davidson E-69, who lost his life at a fire last year, with a check for $10,000. The on ice pre-game ceremony included the FDNY and NYPD Ceremonial Units, Pipes and Drums, Dignitaries, a ceremonial puck drop with the Davidson family and a moment of silence for all those we have lost on the last year from Line of Duty Deaths as well as 9/11 Related Illness. Municipal Credit Union and Ford made check presentations to both teams as well. Hooters was the official game sponsor.

Puck dropped at 11:55am and it was a close first period with neither team scoring. Anthony Antenucci opening the scoring for the FDNY at the 5 minute mark of the second period, on assists from Derek Kern and Joe Sanger. A little over 2 minutes later the NYPD tied it up with a goal from Lopes. (Assists - McAleer/Morales) NYPD took a 2-1 lead on a goal from Antonik with an assist from Hurley and Charlie Venticinque.   NY’s Finest had a power play and was Ragone was able to score off an assist from McCreery.

Derek Kern (Assist - Thomas Esposito) score just 12 seconds into the third period to bring the FDNY to within one goal. Jim Becker ended up tying the game at 3-3 with a backhand shot up over the goalie. At 14:59, Anthony Antenucci scored his second of the game off a pass from John Sullivan to take the first Bravest lead of the day. Less than a minute later NYPD Antonitis scored to take away the FDNY lead and tie up the game at 4-4. The game ended regulation tied and ended up doing a 5 on 5 overtime for 5 minutes. A couple close calls but the game ran out of time and the two teams had to settle for a time.

Thank you to all our fans that came to the game and supported the team. Both teams were able to run a 50/50 and the donation of $10,000 went to the Ray Pfeifer Foundation. The team also did a t-shirt collaboration with the New York Ranger Fans Clothing Company, WeBleedBlue.com, and were able to raise another $4,000 for the Ray Pfeifer Foundation. The Ray Pfeifer Foundation are a charitable organization that are dedicated to assisting September 11th first responders, firefighters and police, with medical needs not covered by insurance. If you would like to donate to them, go to www.TheRayPfeiferFoundation.org.


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2019 FDNY vs NYPD Charity Hockey Game

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The 46th Annual Charity Hockey game between New York City's BRAVEST and FINEST will take place once again at Madison Square Garden on March 30, 2019.

Puck drop will be an early on at 11:30am.  The FDNY will go for it's 3rd win in a row.

Tickets will go on sale soon...details to follow.

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2019 King of the Ice Information


The 2019 King of the Ice Tournament will be held at the Freeport Rec Center Rink in Freeport from March 6 though April 4.  Playoffs will be April 1-4. 
Registration form will be available on January 4th at www.FDNYkingoftheice.com. The tournament will be 96 teams so the first 96 applications received will get in, no exceptions. 
Get your applications in right away!!! 
Any questions please email Frank Heal, Director at FrankFDNYhockey@gmail.com or Jack McNamee, Assistant Director at jackFDNY3@gmail.com.
Thank you!!!

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King of the Wheels 2018 Champions

The FDNY Hockey Team would like to thank all firefighters and officers for playing in our 10th Annual King of the Wheels Tournament. 
This years winners for the top 5 divisions are:
A Division - Engine-332 / Ladder-175
B Division - Engine-298 / Ladder-127
C Division - Squad-252
D Division - Engine-291 / Ladder-140
E Division - Engine-325 / Ladder-163

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FDNY defeats NYPD, 5-4, in thrilling shootout at MSG in 45th Annual Charity Hockey Game

FDNY defeats NYPD, 5-4, in thrilling shootout at MSG in 45th Annual Charity Hockey Game

On Saturday, March 24, 2018 the FDNY faced off with the NYPD in the 45th Annual Charity Hockey Game. First Deputy Commissioner Laura Kavanagh represented the FDNY in the opening ceremony, and a moment of silence was held for members who made the Supreme Sacrifice this year in the line-of-duty - Lt. Christopher Raguso, Lt. Michael Davidson, Fire Marshal Christopher "Tripp" Zanetis and FF. William Tolley - and all those lost to illness as a result of the rescue and recovery efforts at the World Trade Center.

The FDNY Hockey Team made a $15,000 donation to the Ray Pfeifer Foundation. MCU made a $5,000 donation to the FDNY/NYPD Hockey Teams. Our team sponsor, Haix, also participated in the pre-game ceremony. It also was a celebration of 50 Years of Bravest Hockey, founded back in 1968, by members Tim Gallagher, Ed McLoughlin and Gene Scott. Ed dropped the ceremonial puck with long time GM Billy Kammerer for the FDNY while Gerry Cassagne dropped it for NYPD and also Bobby Tolley, brother of FF. William Tolley.
The puck dropped at noon and the NYPD started the scoring with a quick power play goal from McAleer (Lopes) at 19:02. John Sullivan (Kern) tied it up on a power play goal at 16:51, tying the score 1-1 for the 1st period.

Steve Romano scored an unassisted goal at 15:28 of the second period. Power play goals later in the second by Finest player Gambardella (Harrigan) at 5:51 and Bravest player Joe Sanger (Zeilman) at 4:41. So after the second period it was New York’s Bravest leading 3-2.

NYPD’s Lopes (Harrigan) tied it up with a little over two minutes into the 3rd period. Chris Princiotta (Keane) gave the FDNY a 4-3 lead a little less than half way through the third but it was NYPD’s Gabay (Antiok, Antianades) who tied it up and end in regulation 4-4.

Due to the New York Rangers playing later that evening the teams had to be off the ice by a set time so it went straight to a 3-man shootout. Being the home team, NYPD decided to shoot last so the Fire Department was shooting first.
Shooters for FD were:                                                 Shooters for PD were:

6 - Elfant – scored                                                       13 - McAleer – missed s

16 - Kelly – missed                                                     77 - Gambardella – missed

12 - Romano – missed                                                21 - Antianades – scored

7 - Kern – missed                                                        72 - Antiok – missed

13 - Antenucci – scored                                              20 - Morales – missed
Anthony Antenucci’s game winning goal lifted the FDNY to a 5-4 victory. Goaltender Kurt Pflumm recorded 44 saves for the day and landed the MVP for FDNY. FDNY now leads the 45 year series with a 25-18-2 record.
Thank you to Don LaGreca and Rick DiPietro for broadcasting the game on ESPN and EJ Radek for interviewing Pete on NHL Network. Thank you to all our fans for your support!!! See you again next year.

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45th Annual FDNY vs NYPD Charity Hockey Game at MSG

The 45th Annual FDNY vs NYPD Charity Hockey Game will take place on March 24th, 12pm at Madison Square Garden.

This year will we will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the FDNY hockey Team.

Donations can be made at https://icehockeyheroes.com/game-details

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The FDNY Hockey Team 2018 King of the Ice Tournament will be moving to the Freeport Rec Center in Freeport, NY. It will run from February 26 - March 21.

The application will be released on January 5th at noon at www.FDNYkingoftheice.com.  The tournament will be going back to 96 teams so spots will be very limited.

Here is a breakdown of the days we will play:
Feb 26...9:00-3:40pm
Feb 27...9:00-3:40pm
Feb 28...9:00-3:40pm
Mar 1...9:00-3:40pm
Mar 2...9:00-3:40pm

Mar 5...9:00-3:40pm
Mar 6...NONE
Mar 7...9:00-3:40pm
Mar 8...9:00-3:40pm
Mar 9...NONE

Mar 12...9:00-7:30pm
Mar 13...9:00-7:30pm
Mar 14...9:00-3:40pm
Mar 15...NONE
Mar 16...NONE

Mar 19...9:00-5:00pm (Playoffs)
Mar 20...9:00-5:00pm (Playoffs)
Mar 21...11:00-5:00pm (Semi/Final)

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BC Matthew Ryan Scholarship

The B. C. Matthew Ryan Memorial Scholarship Fund was founded in memory of Battalion Chief Matthew Ryan, who lost his life on the third floor of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. Chief Ryan had 28 years of service with the Fire Department, working 19 of them in Brooklyn. Two of his biggest passions were the FDNY and playing hockey. Therefore, the scholarship was set up as follows below.

Applicants must meet both the following criteria:


  1. Must be the daughter or son of an active, retired or deceased (both Line-of-Duty and Non-Line-of-Duty) member of the Fire Department.
  1. The firefighter must be an active, retired or deceased hockey player on the FDNY hockey team, a firehouse team, a town hockey team, a local team or a league team.
Two $1,000.00 scholarships are awarded annually and can be used for college/university, high school, trade school or private school. All monies are distributed directly to the appropriate educational facility for credit to the student’s account.

The Ryan family along with the committee would like to thank you from the bottom of their hearts for helping to keep his memory alive and the memory of all those lost.

The B.C. Matthew Ryan Committee

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PLAYOFF SCHEDULE...Friday, November, 17th...C, D and E Divisions

The 9th annual King of The Wheels is coming up.  Below you will find the flyer and registration form.  The deadline for registration and payment is October 21st.  It will be held at Skate Safe in Old Bethpage from November 6th to November 17th.  Each team will play one day the 1st week (round robin) and one day the 2nd week (playoffs).  All teams will play 3 games the first day and at least 2 games the second day .  The round robin will be played from November 6th to November 10th.  Please list in order what days are best for your house on the registration form.  Please indicate any days that don't work for your house that week on your registration form as well. Once the schedule is made it can't be changed. Please check on any house functions, boys night outs, weddings, ice hockey schedule and anything else that might cause a conflict.  The playoffs will be held November 13th to November 17th and the day you play will be determined by how your team does in the round robin.  Playoffs could be any day the week of November 13th.
We are doing a pre-order for T-shirts again this year.  We are taking Pre-orders to help reduce the price and over ordering.  The form for this years shirts will be sent out shortly as we are still working on the design of the shirt.  Any pre-orderd shirts will be $10 except for xxl which is $12.  Any shirt purchased at the rink will be $15 ($17 for xxl).  Please mail your pre-order shirt form with the registration form as pre-orders are due by November 21st as well.  T-shirts and registration payment can be on one check or two separate.  However you want to handle it.  The shirts will be tri-blend in black.  PRE-ORDER FORM
Team Registration fee of $450 is due by October 21st and checks can be made payable to FDNY Hockey team and can be mailed to:
FDNY Hockey Team
Attn: Derek Kern
3 Birchbrook Dr
Smithtown, NY 11787
If anyone has any questions or concerns please email, text or call me.
Derek Kern
(631) 487-4810

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The FDNY Hockey Team will be playing the New York Whalers in a charity hockey game to raise money for the family of Firefighter William Tolley who tragically lost his life this past month.  Game will take place at the Northwell Health Ice Center in Eisenhower Park - East Meadow, NY on Saturday May 13th at 4:30pm.  $10 ticket donation at door (kids under 10 are free).
A gofundme page has been set up for the event. Any donations to the family can be made at

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44th Annual FDNY vs NYPD Charity Hockey Game at the Barclay's Center

The 44th Annual FDNY vs NYPD Charity hockey game took place this past Saturday night, March 18th, at the sold out Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn.  Pre-game ceremonies included the FDNY Emerald Society Pipes and Drums, FDNY/NYPD dignitaries, a beautiful rendition of God Bless America, soldiers from Hope for the Warriors, and our national anthem by the FDNY Ceremonial Unit.  A moment of silence was held for all FDNY and NYPD members lost to LODD, 9/11 illnesses and for EMT Yadira Arroyo who was just tragically killed while working in the Bronx.  Ceremonial Puck drop was by LODD families of DC Michael Fahy from FDNY, Detective Steve McDonald and Sergeant Paul Tuozzolo of NYPD.
The NYPD opened the scoring at 12:37 of the first period on a goal by John Antonaides (21) assisted by Kyle Gabay (12). Steve Romano (12) of FDNY tied it up at 8:25 with assists from Anthony Antenucci (13) and John Sullivan (19).  At 6:23, FDNY took at 2-1 lead on a shorthanded goal by Chris Ryan (17).  Chet Wakie (19) ended the first period scoring tying it up at 2-2.
A little more than 2 minutes into the second period Chris Princiotta (44) of New York’s Bravest scored with an assist from Tom Reno (25) and Joe Sanger (10).  NYPD tied it back up at 3-3 with another goal from Chet Wakie (19) forty seconds later, assisted by Kevin Higgins (18).  But that was the final goal for NYPD for the rest of the game.  FDNY’s Wes Cookingham (14) received a pass from EJ Coyne (15) to put them up 4-3, also assisted by Tom Reno (25).  After two periods the score was 4-3.
Julian Carney (11) scored a short handed goal at 17:14 of the third and later scored his second of the game at 8:57.  Tom Reno finished out the scoring with an empty net with 2:40 left in the game.
Goalie Shawn Mullan was the winning goalie for New York’s Bravest.  Game MVP’s went to Chet Wakie (19) of NYPD with 2 goals and Tom Reno of FDNY with 1 goal and 2 assists. 

Photographs can be seen at www.NYFirePhotos.com which were taken by our team photographer, Dennis Whittam.
The FDNY Hockey Team would like to thank all fans and sponsors who supported us to make this years game such a great success…see you next year!!!

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