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AUGUST 18, 2003
WEST ORANGE, NJ
PFD HOCKEY ANNOUNCES HOME ICE DATES
The home ice schedule for the 2003-04 season has been announced and is available on our web page under the scheule section. This year PFD Hockey will begin skating in October and have a 4:15PM time slot. The time moves to 8:15 PM starting in November. Watch for updates on the schedule section of the web page.

AUGUST 07, 2003
WEST ORANGE, NJ
PFD HOCKEY TO PLAY AT SOUTH MOUNTAIN ARENA
The Paterson Firefighters Hockey Club will again skate at South Mountain Arena in West Orange, NJ. We are happy with the arena and the fan attention for our annual Benefit Game stated PFD Hockey's Board of Directors. We want to fill the arena for our benefit game and hopefully this year we can. The schedule for home games should be out shortly, stated McGrady, PFD Hockey Manager.

MAY 19, 2003
PASSAIC, NJ
MDA GOODWILL AMBASSADOR EVAN THOMAS PASSES AWAY
Evan Thomas, MDA Goodwill Ambassador, attended this years PFD Hockey Benefit Game with the NJ Devils Alumni. Evan was twenty two years old, he passed away this week. Evan met all of the Devils Alumni at the game and received all their autographs.
Sara Reiss, MDA Representative for PFD Hockey called to notify the team right after she received the bad news. PFD Hockey management extends their deepest Sympathy to family and friends of the Thomas Family.



APRIL 16, 2003
PATERSON, NJ
ANOTHER LETTER IN PAPER CONCERNING COUNCILMAN'S REMARKS

HERALD NEWS
Letters to the Editor

Wednesday April 16, 2003

McKOY SHOULD APOLOGIZE

I am writing in regard to Councilman William McKoy's statement that Paterson Fire Fighters have done nothing for Paterson. Shame, shame on you, McKoy. I am 71 years old, have lived in Paterson for over 45 years. Ten of those years I lived next door to Engine Co. No. 9. I saw firsthand men dedicated to saving lives and protecting property.

I have been present at so many fires and seen firsthand how Paterson's fire fighters perform their job. They always go far beyond the call of duty.

McKoy owes every one of Paterson's Fire Fighters a public apology. Is he decent enough to do so? Because until he does, I am one soul sister that is truly ashamed of him, and he does not deserve to sit on the Council in this city.

Lucille Brooks
Paterson

APRIL 10, 2003
PATERSON, NJ
LETTER HITS PAPERS AFTER COUNCILMAN'S REMARKS AGAINST PATERSON FIREFIGHTERS

HERALD NEWS
Letters to the Editor

Thursday, April 10, 2003

PATERSON FIRE FIGHTERS ARE THE BEST

I read with interest and dismay the recent article regarding the "upset" at the March 25 Paterson City Council meeting between Council President William McKoy and Firefighters Union President Lee Mondelli. I was most particularly displeased with McKoy's statement that Firefighters have done nothing for Paterson.

As a lifelong resident of this City, I can tell you that the Fire Department that we have allows me to sleep better at night. I know that they are ready - every day - to risk their lives for those of us who live here.

Following the severe burns that I received in the Seton Hall University fire, I was taken under the wing of the Paterson Firefighters. They were there for me during the darkest parts of my recovery and held a benefit for me which raised money for my rehabilitation. They have visited me, comforted me when my mother and best friend Doris Christmas passed away, and have made me well aware of their continual willingness to put their actual lives on the line for the Citizens of Paterson.

Thus, I can say that I am one Citizen of this city for which they have done much, certainly much more than nothing.

Dana L. Christmas
Paterson

MARCH 30, 2003
WEST ORANGE, NJ
SUFFOLK EDGES PATERSON 8-6 IN CLOSE BATTLE
Paterson FD came out flat in the first period and quickly trailed 4-1. Paterson forward Brian Burns had a shot deflect off him in the opening minutes and it rolled past goaltender Martines for a 1-0 Suffolk lead. Paterson quickly fell behind 4-1 in the first even though they were getting chances. The Suffolk goaltender robbed Stemmler at point blank range early in the first.
Paterson settled down a bit in the second, and started to put on the pressure. Nick Hrczov took a monster shot that beat the Suffolk goaltender completely and the comeback was in the process. Paterson tightened up the defense and Martines was strong in the cage. Pateron chipped away slowly and after two trailed, 6-4. They came out flying in the third and evened the score at six. The game was tied till late in the period when a costly error in the defensive zone gave Suffolk a 7-6 lead. Paterson pulled goaltender Martines with 1:30 remaining and applied the pressure. Suffolk caught a break and raced out of the zone and iced the victory with an empty net goal.
NOTES:Paterson ended the season at 1-6-1, their worst season ever. A rebuilding effort is underway as Paterson will be skating in the revamped PSHL next season. Paterson is a Charter Member of the Public Safety Hockey League and its only crowned Champion. PFD Hockey wants to thank all those who continue to support the team and its fund raising efforts.

MARCH 28, 2003
WEST ORANGE, NJ
SUFFOLK VOL FD IN TOWN TOMORROW
Suffolk Volunteer Fire Department will make its first ever trip to South Mountain Arena to play PFD Hockey, and the faceoff is at 4:15 PM.

MARCH 27, 2003
PATERSON, NJ
Shouting match erupts at council meeting

MARCH 19, 2003
PHILADELPHIA, PA
SATURDAY'S GAME CANCELED DUE TO MILITARY OPERATIONS
The game with the Philadelphia PD for Saturday the 22nd. has been canceled. Philadelphia PD personnel have been placed on 12hr shifts and all leave has been canceled due to the Military action in Iraq.

MARCH 18, 2003
WAYNE, NJ
FATHER OF PFD HOCKEY PLAYER BRIAN BURNS PASSES AWAY
Paterson FD Hockey player Brian Burns lost his father today. His dad was in and out of the hospital recently and he notified the team about his dad this morning.
The entire PFD Hockey organization extends its' Deepest Sympathy to the Burns Family. William Charles Burns

MARCH 02, 2003
PHILADELPHIA, PA
PHILLY POUNDS SHORTHANDED PFD HOCKEY 10-4
The Philadelphia Chiefs Hockey Club pounded PFD Hockey 10-4 today. Paterson goaltender Robby Martinez was left holding the fort many times as Paterson's Bravest skated with just six players. Paterson skated off the ice after the first period with a 2-1 lead, but the flood gates were about to open on the tired troops.
Philly's goaltender made numerous saves againt Paterson, but the guys just got to tired, and the backcheck just was not there. Philly broke in on Martinez many times with 2 on 1 and 3 on 1 breaks as the tired troops just watched from center ice. At the end of two periods the score was 7-3, and Paterson was just about out of steam. The score ended 10-4 but both teams had a great time and the rematch is March 22nd. at South Mountain Arena in West Orange.

MARCH 01, 2003
PATERSON, NJ
PFD HOCKEY TRAVELS TO PHILADELPHIA TOMORROW
Paterson makes its first ever trip to play in Philadelphia. The game is at Skate Zone in North East Philly, and game time is 2:45 PM.

FEBRUARY 17, 2003
WEST ORANGE, NJ
DESPITE WEATHER A GOOD CROWD TURNS OUT FOR 5th. ANNUAL BENEFIT GAME
The snow held off till after the game and the fans who attended had a great time, despite the forecast. This was a big test for our organization and we with stood the storm, stated Paterson Hockey Manager Ed McGrady. The fans still came out and supported our Yearly Benefit Game, this years Charity, and the Devils Alumni. PFD Hockey Club thanks all the fans for that. Some fans may have been turned away by the weather, but it was a great crowd and everyone had fun.
Autographed photos of Devils players Scott Stevens, Jim McKenzie, Ex Devil Bobby Holik, and a autographed program of all the players from the Devils Alumni playing in the game was raffled off during the 2nd and 3rd periods, as well as a game used stick of NJ Devils Star Patrick Elias.
Young Colin O'Keefe, PFD Hockey Clubs first ever Benefactor was in attendance, and was in the team photo after the game. Cory Gershon (15 years old) played the second half of the game in goal for Paterson. Muscular Dystrophy Association Good Will Ambassoder Evan Thomas of Passaic, NJ was treated to a pre game locker room visit with the Devils Alumni. He had his game day program signed by the Devils Alumni players and photos were taken as well.
PFD Hockey Manager - Ed McGrady said plans are already starting for next years game. The only thing we don't know at this point is the date of the game. The work starts the day the game ends and continues for a solid year now, the game has gotten that big.
NOTES:A special thank you to the Brownstone in Paterson, the official caterer of PFD Hockey Club.

FEBRUARY 15, 2003
WEST ORANGE, NJ
SNOW FORCAST FOR SUNDAYS BENEFIT GAME
The 5th. Annual Benefit Game for the Paterson Firefighters Hockey Club may see its first ever snow storm. We have been following the forecast and it looks like it is going to come later in the afternoon, stated PFD Hockey Manager Ed McGrady. As of this point everything is a go!!! We are hoping the fans will still come out and support Muscular Dystrophy Association and both the Devils Alumni Association and the Firefighters. It is our first ever game with a report of bad weather and we are watching the storm closely.

FEBRUARY 12, 2003
WEST ORANGE, NJ
TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR FOR 5th. ANNUAL BENEFIT GAME
Tickets will be available at the door for the 5th. Annual PFD Hockey Benefit Game on the 16th. of February. Devils players participating include Alexei Kasatonov, Gary Howatt, Valeri Kamenski, Bruce Driver, Sergei Starikov, Randy Velischek and Glenn Chico Resch. Game time is 4:15PM at South Mountain Arena in West Orange, NJ, and tickets are $10.00. This is the 2nd. Annual Benefit Game versus the Devils Alumni Association.

JANUARY 13, 2003
WEST ORANGE, NJ
PATERSON LOSES TO PAPD 9-3
Paterson's Bravest loses big to PAPD by a score of 9-3. PFD goalie Robbie Martinez did not have much help last night as the defense was playing with a short bench. The game started with Paterson having only three defensemen and two lines dressed for the contest as the flu and injurie bug continues to haunt the club. It is tough to play with only nine skaters and be competitive said PFD hockey GM - Ed McGrady. We just haven't had the depth this year and it has showed. Nick Hriczov had two goals for Paterson one of the few bright spots. His first gave Paterson a 1-0 lead on a blistering slapper from just inside the blueline. Paterson held the lead until the eight minute mark when PAPD tied the score. PAPD skated off with a 3-1 lead after one. PAPD never looked back and took the season series 2-0 for the year.
NOTES:Timmy Kalinka was home nursing the flu, Bobby Stemmler was MIA, Tice, Anderson and Prickens were in the station, Mucaro is on business in Japan, TJ was on call, and the N/C saga continues for the 02-03 season.

JANUARY 11, 2003
WEST ORANGE, NJ
PATERSON FD TO HOST PAPD NY/NJ
Paterson's Bravest will host the PAPD NY / NJ tomorrow at South Mountain Arena in West Orange, game time is 4:15PM. It will be the second meeting between the two teams this season. Paterson which has been hit by the flu bug will be skating short handed and GM Ed McGrady stated he would be happy to see a full bench just once this season. Paterson has been hit with illness, and retirements which has made the bench a little short. We are currently recruiting new players and this will end up being a rebuilding years for us. Hopefully we can fill the roster soon stated McGrady. Paterson goes into tomorrows game 1-0-1 in their last two.

JANUARY 08, 2003
PATERSON, NJ
GEHRINGER ANNOUNCES HIS RETIREMENT
Hard working and fiesty defenseman Billy Gehringer announced his retirement from hockey today. Bill is a Firefighter with the Bloomfield Fire Department. He was injured in the game against PAPD and had to leave early in the second period. Billy was advised by his doctor to retire from hockey after his lastest round of injuries. His condition includes two severly bulging disks in his neck as well as the shoulder that popped out in the game. He said along with his age, and the constant injuries he has had enough. It is tough to walk away stated Gehringer, it is something I love, but the sport has been very good to me. Gehringer will remain with the Club as a Board Member. Gehringer is the second player to announce his retirement this year, the other was Paterson Fire Captain Pete Crampton.

JANUARY 06, 2003
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ
ATLANTIC CITY RALLIES BACK TO TIE PATERSON
The Atlantic City Guns & Hoses made a late rally to tie Paterson 2-2. Paterson took an early 2-0 lead and held that through two periods yesterday but failed to secure the victory. Atlantic City put on heavy pressure late in the second and into the third as the tired Paterson troops had to hold on to secure the victory. Robbie Martinez made some great saves to keep Paterson in the game.
Late in the second, Paterson's Nick Hriczov scored, but the referee never signaled a goal as play continued. Paterson later questioned the official but he stated he did not see the goal. Half way through the third Atlantic City scored the tieing goal, but the official had blown the play dead due to a skirmish in front of Martinez.
NOTES:The season series ended with Atlantic City holding a 1-0-1 mark. Martinez has allowed 6 goals in two contest and is 1-0-1. Tickets for the 5th. Annual Benefit Game with the Devils Alumni are available. Proceeds go to Muscular Dystrophy Association. Paterson will face off next weekend the 12th. against the NY / NJ PAPD, game time is 4:15PM.

JANUARY 02, 2003
PATERSON, NJ
PFD HOCKEY TRAVELS TO ATLANTIC CITY THIS WEEKEND
PFD hockey will be on the road this week as they travel to Atlantic City to faceoff against the Guns & Hoses on Sunday. The game will be at Sea-Skate and faceoff time is at 7:30PM.

DECEMBER 31, 2002
PATERSON, NJ
PFD HOCKEY WISHES EVERYONE A SAFE & HAPPY NEW YEAR
The Paterson FD Hockey Club would like to extend all of its fans, players, family and supporters a Safe and Happy New Year.
Please remember Do Not drink and drive.

DECEMBER 24, 2002
PATERSON, NJ
PFD HOCKEY WISHES EVERYONE A MERRY CHRISTMAS
The Paterson FD Hockey Club wants to thank all of its supporters over the past year, and wishes them all a Safe and Merry Christmas.

DECEMBER 19, 2002
PATERSON, NJ
PFD HOCKEY MAKES DONATION TO SIMONA JOHNSON FUND
The Paterson Fire Department Hockey Club, Incorporated made a donation to the fund for Simona Johnson today. Simona was severely burned in a city fire last week. General Manager Ed McGrady, was asked to make a formal presentation at a Fund Raiser Brunch on Sunday the 22nd., at the Brownstone in Paterson.
Girl clings to life after leap from fire

DECEMBER 17, 2002
WEST ORANGE, NJ
PFD HOCKEY WINS FIRST GAME OF SEASON
Paterson's Bravest finally picked up a win in the new season by beating Philadelphia's Finest 8-4. It was an exciting game that had both teams tied 2-2 at the end of one. Paterson opend up a big lead in the second outscoring Philly 3-1 and skating off with a 5-3 lead. In the third PFD goalie Robbie Martines made some big saves to keep his team in the lead as Paterson outscored Philly 3-1 to ice the 8-4 victory.
NOTES:Paterson's next game will be on the road in Atlantic City on the 5th. of January. They then come home for a game against PAPD the following week.
Gehringer missed the game nursing his shoulder injury.

DECEMBER 12, 2002
WEST ORANGE, NJ
PHILADELPHIA PD IN TOWN ON SUNDAY
Philadelphia's Finest will make their first ever trip to South Mountain on Sunday December 15. It is the first ever meeting between the two teams. Philly is also a Charter Member of the PSHL, game time is 4:15PM.

DECEMBER 09, 2002
WEST ORANGE, NJ
PAPD BEATS PFD 10-3 IN CHARITY GAME FOR JUVENILE DIABETES
Paterson FD Hockey may have lost their 3rd straight game this season, but the real winner was the game day Benefactor - Juvenile Diabetes. Paterson agreed to play the NY / NJ Port Authority Police in the yearly event run by Nick Tagarilli of the PAPD. Nick asked Ed McGrady to play in the Annual event some time last year and both teams agreed to the event. The game was at South Mountain Arena in West Orange, NJ the home of PFD Hockey. Paterson agreed to give up one of it's ice slots for the game.
NOTES:Paterson played its third game this season with a "on loan" goalie. Paterson hopes to solve its goaltender problems by next game, which is against Philadelphia PD on December 15. It will be Philadelphia's Finest first trip to South Mountain Arena. Game time is 4:15PM. Billy Gehringer was injured in the loss.

NOVEMBER 29, 2002
PATERSON, NJ
TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE FOR BENEFIT GAME ON DEC. 08
Tickets are still availble for the upcoming Benefit Game for Juvenile Diabetes on December 8th. 2002. Tickets are $10.00 and all proceeds will go to the charity. You can email PFD Hockey at PFDHockey@hotmail.com for ticket info.

NOVEMBER 15, 2002
PATERSON, NJ
PATERSON FD TO FACE OFF AGAINST PAPD TO BENEFIT JUVENILE DIABETES
The Paterson Firefighters and the Port Authority Police of New York and New Jersey will face off on December 8th, 2002 to Benefit Juvenile Diabetes. Tickets are available by sending check or money order to Paterson FD Hockey Club, Inc., PO Box 3302, Paterson, NJ, 07509-3302. Donation is $10.00. All ticket proceeds go to the benefactor.

NOVEMBER 13, 2002
WEST ORANGE, NJ
PHILADELPHIA FD VISITS THIS SUNDAY
The Philadelphia Chiefs FD will make their first ever trip to play Paterson FD this Sunday November 17th. at 4:15PM. The game will be at South Mountain Arena in West Orange, NJ.

OCTOBER 21, 2002
WEST ORANGE, NJ
ATLANTIC CITY SMOKES PFD 12-4
The Guns and Hoses came into South Mountain Arena and easily handled the short handed PFD Hockey club. Paterson playing short handed as injuries have set in already were trounced by Atlantic City 12-4. It seems to be an uphill struggle again for Paterson's Bravest.
NOTES:Paul Kwiecinski is resting a injury from last year, and his Brother is working 12 hours shifts for the PAPD. TJ is doing his internship at Saint Barnabus and will be available on spot duty.

OCTOBER 18, 2002
WEST ORANGE, NJ
ATLANTIC CITY MAKES TRIP TO WEST ORANGE SUNDAY
Atlantic City Guns & Hoses makes its first trip this year to play Paterson FD Hockey. Game time is 4:15PM at South Mountain Arena in West Orange, NJ. This is the first game of the new season for PFD Hockey.
NOTES:The February 16th game vs NCLE has been changed. The February slot will be used for the 5th. Annual PFD Hockey Benefit Game against the NJ Devils Alumni Benefiting Muscular Dystrophy Association.

OCTOBER 14, 2002
PATERSON, NJ
Firefighter struck by car has his leg amputated

OCTOBER 13, 2002
PATERSON, NJ
Paterson Fire Chief seriously injured

Veteran firefighter loses leg

OCTOBER 12, 2002
PATERSON, NJ
PFD HOCKEY EXTENDS ITS DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO THE CHRISTMAS FAMILY
The Paterson Fire Fighters Hockey Club extends its Deepest Sympathy to the Family and Friends of Dana Christmas, who lost her mother yesterday.
Doris Christmas, 46; mother of Seton Hall fire heroine

SEPTEMBER 24, 2002
WEST ORANGE, NJ
PATERSON TO HOST NCLE IN FEBRUARY
Paterson FD Hockey will host the North Carolina Law Enforcement Hockey Club in February of 2003. The game is scheduled for the 16th. of February at 4:15PM in South Mountain Arena. Stay tuned to PFDHockey.org for further updates on this game.

SEPTEMBER 12, 2002
WEST ORANGE, NJ
PFD HOCKEY OPENS SEASON ON 28th.
The hockey season has arrived and Paterson FD Hockey has its first practice on Saturday September 28. The season officially opens on October 13. All home games this year are at 4:15PM at South Mountain Arena in West Orange, NJ. Atlantic City Guns & Hoses skate into town on the 20th of October.
NOTES:December 08th. Benefit game vs. PAPD will be for Juvenile Diabetes. Game time is 4:15PM and tickets are available. Donation is $10.00.

JULY 17, 2002
WEST ORANGE, NJ
PFD HOCKEY RELEASES 2002-03 HOME SCHEDULE DATES
The upcoming home schedule for PFD Hockey has been released. If any teams are interested in scheduling games, the schedule is on the official web site of PFD Hockey. All games will start at 4:15PM at South Mountain Arena in West Orange, NJ, the official home of PFD Hockey.
The 5th. Annual Benefit game has been tentatively scheduled for February 16, 2003 at 4:15PM. No benefactor has been announced as of this date.
NOTES:Paterson defensemen Pete Crampton has announced that he will play a limited schedule during the upcoming season. Pete has been comtemplating retirement from the game.

JUNE 30, 2002
PATERSON, NJ
PFD HOCKEY IS SCHEDULING GAMES FOR THE UPCOMING SEASON
The upcoming season is looking bright as far as the schedule is concerned. We have received interest from many teams for games in the upcoming season. Paterson will again skate at South Mountain Arena in West Orange, NJ. Teams that have contacted PFD Hockey for the upcoming season are East Orange FD, FDNY, Atlantic City Guns & Hoses, PAPD Hockey Club and TEAMEN. Hopefully we can again get Suffolk County PD and Bayonne FD back on the schedule stated team manager Ed McGrady. We lost a few good teams last year, post 9-11. It hurt all Public Safety hockey teams. I think alot of the teams have regained interest, and I feel we have to play for the guys who played hockey and were lost on 9/11. It is in their Honor that all of us play the game and move on.
NOTES:
Paterson will again be playing the NJ Devils Alumni in the 5th. Annual PFD Hockey Benefit Game. It will be the 2nd Annual vs. the Devils. The date and Benefactor has yet to be announced.

MAY 23, 2002
NEW YORK, NY
PFD HOCKEY TO ATTEND MEMORIAL FOR VIGIANO
Members of the PFD Hockey Club will be attending a Memorial Service for F.D.N.Y. Firefighter John Vigiano, II tomorrow. Vigiano assited PFD Hockey in setting up the Benefit Game for Dana Christmas. Firefighter Vigiano made the ultimate sacrifice on September 11th.

MAY 06, 2002
NEW YORK, NY
PFD HOCKEY EXPRESSES IT'S DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO THE FAMILY OF F.D.N.Y. FIREFIGHTER JOHN VIGIANO,II
John Vigiano, II who sacrificed his life on September 11th. helped PFD Hockey team manager Ed McGrady set up the 3rd. Annual Benefit game for Dana Christmas just two short years ago. Without John the game never would have happened and we will remember his hard work aand dedication forever. John arranged to have Dana visit his station in Brooklyn for a luncheon and get together before the game. On that tragic day on the 11th. Dana called to find out if all the boys from 280 and 132 were ok, and I remember telling her what had happened said McGrady. I remember when UFA President Kevin Gallagher told me, said McGrady, I was shocked. John Vigiano, II has not been found to date.
A Heart's Ground Zero

JANUARY 27, 2002
PATERSON, NJ
PFD HOCKEY CANCELS MORE GAMES DUE TO SEPT 11
What has turned into a tough season for many has caused PFD Hockey to cancel more games. It just seems more tems are having trouble after the September 11 event and games have to be canceled. We will write the season off and try again next year. It has been very hard to get teams to commit to games this year and that is to be expected. Many of the teams that we played have either suspended operations or just outright folded said a board member from PFD Hockey. Hopefully we can get it back together next season and start rolling again. We have been invited to play in DC so things are looking better. Some Departments that did not have teams are now organizing to do benefit games and have come to us for assistance. This is a positive outlook for next season.
NOTE Paterson's next game will be in Atlantic City in March and then come home to play AC at South Mountain Arena.

JANUARY 06, 2002
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ
PATERSON LOSES TO AC IN SHOOTOUT 8-5
The Paterson Firefighters lost a shootout to the Guns & Hoses 8-5. George Kwiecinski scored 2 goals and added 2 assist in the loss. It was Paterson's second loss of the season putting them at 1 and 2 for the year. Myron Bakaj had to come up big making 40 saves for Paterson to keep it close. Timmy Kalinka also had 2 goals and a assist in the loss.
NOTES: Paterson will host Atlantic City on the 26th. at South Mountain Arena. Paterson made the trip to AC with just 9 players because of snow up North.

JANUARY 05, 2002
WEST ORANGE, NJ
PFD HOCKEY TRAVELS TO ATLANTIC CITY TO FACEOFF AGAINST GUNS & HOSES
Paterson's FireFighters will travel to Atlantic City, NJ to play the Guns & Hoses on Sunday the 6th. at 7:45PM. The game is a yearly event for both teams and always an exciting game. It is Paterson's first game since hosting the Devils Alumni.

NOVEMBER 04, 2001
WEST ORANGE, NJ
BENEFIT GAMES RAISES RECORD NUMBER
The 4th. Annual PFD Hockey Benefit game was a great success stated PFD Manager Ed McGrady. We had a good crowd on hand even though the Yankees were playing a pivital game 6 in the World Series and we raised a record amount on money. The crowd was around 950 and the amount raised was $23,200.00 plus dollars for the U.F.A. Widow's & Children's Fund. The hockey team is very proud of the numbers.
The crowd saw plenty of goals as the Devils Alumni scored 15 goals and Paterson had 8. Eric Anderson had a hat trick for the Devils and also picked up 2 assist. Paterson's John Anderson had 2 also.
All in all the game was a great time for the fans and the players and a lot of maney was raised and given directly to the Widow's & Children's Fund.
Team manager Ed McGrady presented a plaque to the Devils Alumni's Randy Velischek and Bruce Driver for helping with the event. Liz Filippelli sang the song Proud to Be an American and Fire Captain Mike Ventimiglia sang the National Anthem. Paterson Fire Chief James Pasquariello made a pre-game speech and Father John Piccone led with the crowd in a moment of silence.
Plans are already in the works for the 5th. Annual PFD Hockey Benfit game and the 2nd. Annual game with the NJ Devils Alumni.
RECAP
1st. PERIOD
NJ - Starikov(1), Driver; Anderson(1) Howatt; Anderson(2) unassisted; Howatt(1) Driver, Baron; Baron(1) unassisted; Pavesse(1) Velischek, Driver; Anderson(3) Driver;
PFD - P.Kwiecinski(1) Burns; DeCarlo(1) Bakaj

2nd. PERIOD
NJ - Velischek(1) Loiselle; Driver(1) Anderson; Loiselle(1) unassisted;
PFD - Anderson(1) Tice, Stemmler; Anderson(2) Stemmler, Tice

3rd. PERIOD
NJ - Howatt(2) Loiselle, Anderson
PFD - Nick Tagarilli(1) B.McGrady, McCarthy; Tice(1) Stemmler;

OCTOBER 26, 2001
PATERSON, NJ
GAME LISTED ON F.D.N.Y. UFOA OFFICIAL WEB SITE
The Uniformed Fire Officers Association of the F.D.N.Y. has posted the game on its web site www.ufoa.org.

OCTOBER 25, 2001
WEST ORANGE, NJ
TICKETS FOR BENE GAME WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR
PFD Hockey announced today that tickets will be available at the door for the November 3rd. Benefit game. Tickets for the event are $10.00. Sales have been brisk and a number of tickets will be available at the door. The Devils mascot and Sparky the PFD Hockey mascot will both be at the game. Lots of special auctions and gifts will also be available as well as a special Memorial Game day program. The first 500 people in the door will receive a baseball cap from the Official game day sponsor TRILEX, the Official Bunker Cleaning Company of the F.D.N.Y.

OCTOBER 21, 2001
WEST ORANGE, NJ
PFD HOCKEY ON DEVILS FAN CLUB WEB SITE
The November 3rd. Benefit Game against the NJ Devils Alumni is now posted on the NJ Devils Fan Club Official Home Page www.devilsfanclub.org

OCTOBER 14, 2001
WEST ORANGE, NJ
SUFFOLK POUNDS PFD
Suffolk County PD came into town and beat up on PFD Hockey scoring 7 goals on Myron Bakaj. The final score was 7-3 and PFD was never even close.
NOTES
Paterson now awaits the 4th. Annual Benefit game on November 3rd. at 7:30 PM, tickets are available.

OCTOBER 10, 2001
WEST ORANGE, NJ
PFD HOCKEY OPENS SEASON THIS SATURDAY AGAINST SUFFOLK PD
Suffolk County PD will be in town this weekend to faceoff against PFD Hockey. This is the first of two trips into South Mountain this year for Suffolk PD. Game time is 6:45PM and it should be a great matchup.

OCTOBER 03, 2001
PATERSON, NJ
DRIVER, VELISCHEK, HOWATT, STARIKOV, LOISELLE TO PLAY IN BENEFIT GAME
A few big names are going to be at the 4th. Annual Benefit game to face off against the Paterson FD Hockey Club. They include retired NJ Devils Randy Velischek, Bruce Driver, Gary Howatt, Claude Loiselle and Glen 'Chico' Resch to name a few. Tickets are available by sending $10.00 per ticket payable to PFD Hockey, Inc., and mailing to PFD Hockey, Inc., PO Box 3302, Paterson, NJ 07509-3302.

SEPTEMBER 19, 2001
PATERSON, NJ
PFD HOCKEY LOOKS AT 3 MAJOR CONTRIBUTORS ALREADY
The Executive Board just started its intensive drive for support and alrady three major companies in the area have said they would be willing to assist. The Board is very pleased with the News. One of the major people in last years game for Dana Christmas from the F.D.N.Y. is still missing. "It was tragic to here" stated McGrady, "I was almost in tears when U.F.A. President Kevin Gallagher told me the horrible news". We can only hope and pray for the boys of the F.D.N.Y. and all the families of the civilian victims. I think everyone knew someone in the WTC on that tragic day.

SEPTEMBER 16, 2001
PATERSON, NJ
PFD HOCKEY EXECUTIVE BOARD TO COLLECT DONATIONS FOR UFA WIDOW'S & CHILDREN'S FUND PRIOR TO GAME
The Paterson FD Hockey Club, Inc. has decided to start collecting contributions for the Uniformed Firefighters Association Widow's & Children's Fund immediately. The monies raised will be sent immediately to the Fund and the final tally will be anounced at the game on the 3rd. of November. The hockey Club will once again contribute 100% of all monies collected for tickets and donations to the Fund. The Executive Board of PFD Hockey is very proud of their donation record and hopes to set a record for the fund. Checks or money orders payable to UFA Widow's & Children's Fund, can be mailed to PFD Hockey Club, Inc.; PO Box 3302; Paterson, NJ; 07509-3302.

SEPTEMBER 13, 2001
PATERSON, NJ
PFD HOCKEY TO PLAY BENEFIT GAME FOR F.D.N.Y. - U.F.A. WIDOWS AND CHILDRENS FUND
The catastrophic events in New York with the attack on the World Trade Center has prompted PFD Hockey Manager Ed McGrady to reach out to Uniformed Firefighters Association President Kevin Gallagher and offer the 4th. Annual Benefit Game proceeds. The game will be played for the U.F.A Widow's and Children Fund. Ed has known U.F.A. President Gallagher for a long time and is glad to help the F.D.N.Y. family in a time of need. The game will be played at South Mountain Arena in West Orange, New Jersey. The arena has a seating capacity of 2700 and the opponent for the game will be the New Jersey Devil's Alumni. Both McGrady and Co-Manager Crampton hope to fill the Arena, or at least sell all the tickets for the event. The Paterson Fire Fighters assisted at the World Trade Center disaster and also played last years Benefit Game for Paterson Resident and Seton Hall Burn Victim Dana Christmas. McGrady hopes and Pray's that all of the remaining F.D.N.Y. Brothers are safe. Tickets can be purchased by sending a check for the total amount to PFD Hockey, Inc.; PO Box 3302; Paterson, NJ; 07509-3302.

JULY 19, 2001
PATERSON, NJ
PATERSON HOCKEY EXECUTIVE BOARD DISCUSSES UPCOMING SEASON
The Annual Executive Board meeting of PFD Hockey had several topics of discussion. The upcoming season will see the 4th. Annual Benefit Game played against the NJ Devils Alumni at South Mountain Arena. The date and time has yet to be set for the game. The Port Authority Police has also asked PFD Hockey to play a Benefit game for the Mid Hudson Juvenile Diabetes sometime in January of 2002. The game will be played as a joint venture at the home ice of PFD Hockey. The date and time has yet to be determined.
In other news the hockey team has yet to decide what type of schedule they will play in the upcoming season. A house league was discussed and Hackensack's Ice House was the arena of choice. Also discussed was the possibility of playing a non-league invite schedule with recipracal ice dates. The Board also approved of the regular scheduling of Atlantic City PD/FD, Bayonne FD, FDNY and any other Fire Department or Police Department teams wanting to play Paterson. South Mountain Arena in West Orange will once again be the home ice of PFD Hockey.
The Board approved donations to the Candle Lighters, Nicosia Scholarship Fund and Saint Barnabas Burn Foundation for the year ending 2000-01 season. Future news on the schedule and Benefit game will be out shortly.

APRIL 06, 2001
WEST ORANGE, NJ
PFD HOCKEY TO HOST NJ DEVILS ALUMNI IN 4th. ANNUAL BENEFIT GAME
PFD Hockey to play the New Jersey Devils Alumni in the 4th. Annual Benefit game to be played at South Mountain Arena in West Orange, NJ. Devils greats Glenn 'Chico' Resch, Bruce Driver, Randy Velischek, Viacheslav Fetisov and Larry Robinson just to name a few will be on hand. 'Sparky' the Fire Dog will again also be on hand as will the Paterson Fire Fighters bag pipers. It should be a great day and hopefully PFD Hockey's first ever sellout at the arena.
The game date has not been set as of this yet. It will be scheduled around the NJ Devils NHL schedule. Tickets once again will be $10.00 and game day program ads are available. Stay informed by checking back to see the date and the announcement of the benefactor for the game.

MARCH 01, 2001
PATERSON, NJ
PFD HOCKEY PLANNING 4th. ANNUAL BENEFIT GAME
The hockey season just ended but the planning for the 4th. Annual Benefit game has already begun. The game has become a large event and as of right now we do not have a Benefactor selected. PFD Hockey Manager Ed McGrady said that is the least of our concern at this early part of the planning. There are many more things that have to be organized before we worry about that. The game will again be played at South Mountain Arena the home of PFD Hockey. The date and time has yet to be set.

FEBRUARY 24, 2001
PATERSON, NJ
PATERSON ASSIST FDNY HOCKEY WITH TEDDY BEAR FOR TOT PROGRAM
The Paterson FD Hockey team has put a link on its web page for information on the Teddy Bear for Tots program currently being run by FDNY Hockey. The Bears program is a great program and please make sure to check out the link on our web page.

FEBRUARY 14, 2001
WEST ORANGE, NJ
PATERSON DOUSES ATLANTIC CITY FD 8-3
Atlantic City Guns & Hoses where impressed with South Mountain Arena but they may not grow to like it. Paterson came out stroming and ended up with a 8-3 dousing of the highly respected Guns & Hoses. It was Paterson's third win against Atlantic City without a loss. Chris Tice had (2) goals and (2) assist in the win.

FEBRUARY 12, 2001
WEST ORANGE, NJ
ATLANTIC CITY VISITS SMA FOR FIRST TIME
The Atlantic City Guns & Hoses Hockey team will be making its first ever trip to South Mountain Arena. Paterson FD Hockey leads the series 2-0 winning both times in Atlantic City. Paterson is coming off a big 5-2 win in Atlantic City. It should be an exciting game. Faceoff is at 0945PM.

FEBRUARY 08, 2001
PATERSON, NJ
PFD HOCKEY MAKES YEARLY CONTRIBUTION TO NICOSIA SCHOLARSHIP FUND
The Paterson Fire Fighters Hockey Club made its yearly contribution to the John A. Nicosia Scholarship Foundation. It is the third straight year that the hockey team has made a donation to the Scholarship Fund and all members of the team take great pride knowing we again donated to such a great cause.

FEBRUARY 08, 2001
CLIFTON, NJ
PFD HOCKEY MOURNS THE DEATH OF BOB STEMMLERS DAD
PFD hockey star Bobby Stemmler's dad lost his battle with cancer Wednesday. Stemmler's dad had been fighting a long battle with cancer and had become home bound in the last couple of weeks. The members of PFD Hockey send our deepest Sympathy to family and friends.

FEBRUARY 07, 2001
BAYONNE, NJ
BAYONNE SHORT ON PLAYERS CANCELS GAME
Bayonne FD which came up short on players Wednesday canceling their game with PFD Hockey. The game would have been the third meeting of the season between the two with Bayonne leading the series 2 games to 0. PFD Hockey Officials are not sure if they will reschedule the game.

JANUARY 22, 2001
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ
PATERSON DOUSES ATLANTIC CITY FD 5-2
After a tuff start to the 2000 - 01 season Paterson went on the road and defeated high flying Atlantic City Guns and Hoses 5-2. Paterson never trailed in the contest and played with a short bench in the win. George Kwiecinski and Tim Kalinka each had a pair in the victory. Myron Bakaj played solid in the net for Paterson who improved their record to 4-6.
NOTES:Paterson will play Bayonne FD at Bayonne on the 07th of February. This will be the second meeting of the season between the two. Paterson lost the first game of the series. Paul Kwiecinski has been skating light and hoping to return soon. Knee surgery shelved Paul after the first game of the season.

DECEMBER 29, 2000
WEST ORANGE, NJ
PFD HOCKEY BACK IN ACTION TONIGHT
Paterson FD Hockey is back in action tonight against Newark FD after holiday break. The break rested some of Paterson's injured players and gave guys time to get ready for a long awaited promotional test. It has been a rough first half of the season for Paterson, who lost star forward Paul Kwiecinski to injury and Bill Gehringer to a reaccuring injury. Many of the guys have also been preparing for the promotional exam and the team has been skating shorthanded.
Newark comes into tonights game having finished their house league season at Floyd Hall Arena. It should be an exciting game for both teams.
NOTES: Paterson will take a short break for the New Year and then host the Bensalem Storm on January 09th., game time is at 09:45PM.

NOVEMBER 12, 2000
WEST ORANGE, NJ
BENEFIT GAME DRAWS RECORD CROWD AND SETS DONATION RECORD
The 3rd. Annual PFD Hockey Benefit game set records for attendance and for the donation given. News 12 was in attendance as was the Star Ledger. It was a great day for everyone as the Paterson Fire Department Honor Guard made its first ever appearence on ice. Kiernan Monahan sang the song Hero to Dana and then belted out a beautiful rendition of the National Anthem. The FBI then made a special presentation to Dana for her heroic acts and then the Paterson Fire Hockey team presented Dana a team jersey with the patches of both Engine 280 and Ladder 132 on the shoulders. She said it was the best gift she received during the afternoon festivities. Fire Chief James Pasquariello spoke to the large crowd as did team Manager Ed McGrady.
A special pre-game opening faceoff moved both teams closer to the official drop of the puck. The game started off on a quick pace and it looked like everyone was in for a thriller. FDNY struck first on a goal by Steve Hayes at the 11:47 mark. The Paterson faithful were silenced. Paterson continued to apply the pressure and finally broke the ice with just :45 seconds remaining to tie the score. George Kwiecinski belted in a lose puck and the teams skated off to a 1-1 tie. FDNY outshooting Paterson 10 to 8.
In the second both teams skated end to end when Drew D'Emic scored with 7:40 remaining. Mike Chiarulli added another goal before the horn sounded and FDNY skated off with a 3-1 lead. In the third PFD applied heavy pressure but FDNY goalie Mark Nicola stood his ground until 1:05 remaining when Ray Cialo scored. The goal made it 3-2 and the crowd was on the edge of their seats for the final minute. As the final buzzer sounded everyone was left with that WOW, what a game feeling. One person stated that I never though I would see this kind of hockey today. It was a great game!!
The crowd left feeling good and both teams skated off proud for what they had done, and that was raise money for a great cause.
NOTES:Paterson will next play Newark FD on December 29th at South Mountain Arena. Game time is 09:45PM.

NOVEMBER 08, 2000
WEST ORANGE, NJ
PATERSON DROPS RECORD 5th. STRAIGHT
Paterson has dropped a record 5th straight game in a 8-3 loss to Bayonne FD. It has been a rough run after a season opening win for PFD Hockey who are having a tough time finding the answers to correct the current slide. Paterson was outshot by shorthanded Bayonne 31 - 26 to make matters worse. We just cannot get going said team manager Ed McGrady. The guys have a strong period yet come up short against a hot goaltender. We are hoping to get out of our longest slump since starting the team just four short years ago said McGrady. Eventually the breaks will have to go our way and we can get back in the win column. Paterson's next game will be the 3rd. Annual Benefit game vs. F.D.N.Y. at South Mountain Arena on the 11th. of November.

NOVEMBER 06, 2000
PATERSON, NJ
BAYONNE FD SKATES INTO TOWN
Bayonne FD will be in town for a rematch with Paterson FD on Tuesday November 07th. Last time out Bayonne beat Paterson 7-3, game time is 09:45 PM.

OCTOBER 31, 2000
PATERSON, NJ
BENEFIT GAME JUST AROUND CORNER
With the 3rd. Annual Benefit Game just around the corner, PFD Hockey management is busy at work. The program has gone to Trinity Press to be printed and final game day plans are in the works. On game day Commerce Bank will be available to answer any mortgage questions you may have and PFD Hockey will also have a table with t-shirts and raffle tickets for the days door prizes. A replica game jersey from the A.H.L. All-Star game, a hockey stick and puck signed by Scott Stevens of the New Jersey Devil's. A pair of front row tickets to the New Jersey Devils game that night. A PFD Hockey jersey worn by team co-manager Pete Crampton. It looks to be a real great event and some tickets are still available. You can e-mail PFD Hockey at pfdhockey@hotmail.com to reserve your tickets for a will call pick up. Watch for further info..

OCTOBER 25, 2000
WEST ORANGE, NJ
SUFFOLK EDGES PFD HOCKEY 7-5
In a close battle Suffolk defeated Paterson 7-5 at the arena last night. Suffolk led 2-0 after one outshooting Paterson 12-8. Suffolk came out and scored a quick goal in the second but Paterson stormed back to make it 3-2 on two goals by Tim Kalinka. The second period came to a close with Suffolk leading 6-3.
Damian Mucaro scored a quick goal to start the third to make it 5-4. The game stayed close with each team scoring and Suffolk holding a 6-5 lead. Paterson pulled the gaolie to get the extra attacker and Suffolk scored on a empty netter to ice the game with just 16 seconds left. It was Paterson's forth straight loss, the most in their short history.
NOTES:Paterson again was without the defense services of Pete Crampton, Bill Gehringer, Rich Hoedemaker, Tracey Krzanowski (all working), and Ray Cialo. Forwards Robert Stemmler, (working) Chris Tice (family emergency), Paul Kwiecinski (knee surgery) and Bobby Carnathan. The team will be off until November when they host Bayonne FD.

OCTOBER 19, 2000
PATERSON, NJ
SUFFOLK COUNTY PD BACK IN TOWN ON TUESDAY
Suffolk County PD will be back in town on Tuesday the 24th. of October. Suffolk beat Paterson 9-3 in their first trip to the arena. Paterson has been hampered with injuries and is trying to get back on the winning track. PFD Hockey has lost three in a row, the last against Bayonne FD. Game time is 09:45PM at South Mountain Arena in West Orange, NJ.

OCTOBER 16, 2000
PATERSON, NJ
BENEFIT GAME T-SHIRTS ON SALE
The 3rd. Annual Benefit game t-shirts are on sale now. The shirts are $15.00 plus $5.00 S/H by mail. You can send your order to PFD Hockey, PO Box 3302, Paterson, NJ 07509-3302. Make checks payable to PFD Hockey, Inc. They come in XXL, XL and L, make sure to specify your size and mailing address. a picture of the shirt is below.

OCTOBER 10, 2000
WEST ORANGE, NJ
BAYONNE DOUSES PFD HOCKEY 7-3
Bayonne led the game 4-0 before Paterson got on the scoreboard half way through the third. Paterson continues to play with a short bench withthis seasons rash of injuries. Paterson came back and scored three unanswered goals to make it 4-3 going into the third.
Bayonne came out in the third and scored three quick goals to take the sails out of Paterson. Paterson was unable to mount any attack in the third and Myron Bakaj kept them in the game. Bayonne outshot Paterson 12 - 7 in the third. PFD Hockey will have a week off to mend some injuries. They return to the ice on the 24th against Suffolk PD at South Mountain Arena at 09:45PM.

OCTOBER 08, 2000
PATERSON, NJ
PATERSON FD AWAITS BAYONNE FD
Paterson FD awaits the high flying Bayonne FD Flames. The last time the two teams met Paterson lost a heart breaker. Paterson is currently on a two game losing streak and looking to get back at 500 on the season. Pete Crampton and Billy Gehringer are still nursing injuries and Paul Kwiecinski may be done for the season. Game time is 9:45PM at South Mountain Arena in West Orange.

OCTOBER 04, 2000
WEST ORANGE, NJ
F.D.N.Y. BEATS PFD IN CLOSE BATTLE 5-4
Paterson hosted F.D.N.Y. after the luncheon and lost a tough one 5-4. Both teams played a exciting brand of hockey as the play was end to end at times. The Benefit Game on the 11th. of November should be a great game. Tickets are available by e-mail at PFDHockey@hotmail.com.

OCTOBER 03, 2000
BROOKLYN, NY
DANA CHRISTMAS MEETS F.D.N.Y. PLAYERS FOR LUNCH AT QUARTERS OF E-280 / L-132
Dana Christmas and her family attended a informal luncheon and get together at the quarters of Engine Co. 280 and Ladder 132 in Brooklyn, NY today. PFD Hockey manager Ed McGrady and Paterson Battalion Chief Alex Credidio accompanied the Christmas family to Brooklyn. It was a great day for the Christmas family as well as the firefighters / hockey players in attendance. Dana requested a pasta dish for the luncheon and she praised the chef after the meal. IAFF Local 94 President Kevin Gallegher was also at the luncheon. PFD Hockey will host F.D.N.Y. Hockey tonight at South Mountain Arena.



OCTOBER 01, 2000
PATERSON, NJ
PFD HOCKEY LOSES KWIECINSKI TO KNEE INJURY
Paul Kwiecinski will undergo anthroscopic Surgery to his injured knee and will be out for most of the season. It is a big blow to the troops to see Paul out with a injury and he will be missed big time. Paterson's other lines will have to make up for the injuries.
Billy Gehringer is day to day and Pete Crampton has yet to play a game and continues to nurse a shoulder injury.

SEPTEMBER 27, 2000
WEST ORANGE, NJ
SUFFOLK COUNTY PD STUNS PFD HOCKEY
Suffolk County PD came into West Orange and totally dominated PFD Hockey. Paterson skating short handed due to many injuries skated off the ice trailing 2-0. Suffolk had numerous 2 on 1 and 3 on 2 breaks as throughout the game. Paterson goaltender Myron Bakaj was often left helpless as Suffolk applied the pressure. Paterson finally broke the ice in the second on a goal by Bobby Carnathan. In the second Suffolk outscored PFD 4-1 and took a 6-1 lead into the locker. Paterson came out and scored two quick goals to make the score to 6-3, but failed to hold on losing the contest 9-3. Paterson will host F.D.N.Y. on the 3rd. of October, in the preview of the 3rd. Annual Benefit Game. The game is at South Mountain Arena at 09:45PM.

SEPTEMBER 25, 2000
PATERSON, NJ
INJURY LIST GROWS AS PFD AWAITS SUFFOLK
PFD Hockey placed the following players on the disabled list today. Paul Kwiecinski, with a bruised knee, Pete Crampton with a bruised shoulder and Billy Gehringer with a bruised shoulder. Both Crampton and Gehringer play defense for the club. All three are day to day.
Also in the news is the retirement of forward Joe McCarthy. McCarthy was injured in the off season and never fully recovered. He has officially retired from the club.

SEPTEMBER 22, 2000
WEST ORANGE, NJ
SUFFOLK MAKES FIRST TRIP TO SMA
The Suffolk County PD will make its first trip to West Orange in two years. Paterson FD Hockey last played Suffolk two years ago in Suffolk for the top spot in the PFHL. Suffolk routed PFD in the game and Paterson ended up in second place on the season. PFD Hockey went on to win the PFHL title that season as the number 2 seed. It will also be Suffolk's first trip to South Mountain Arena in West Orange. The two teams last met in Floyd Hall Arena on the grounds of Montclair University in Little Falls. Game time is 09:45PM.

SEPTEMBER 13, 2000
WEST ORANGE, NJ
PFD DOUSES NEWARK'S BRAVEST 11-4
Newark FD came into South Mountain Arena looking to put a hurtin on Paterson's Bravest. They left with a 11 - 4 thrashing as forward Paulie Kwiecinski scored 4 goals and added 1 assist in the win. Robert Stemmler scored 2 one on the power play, but the games real star was George Kwiecinski who had 1 goal and 5 assist. Myron Bakaj picked up the win between the pipes stopping 26 shots of which 11 came in the 1st. period. Paterson will take the week off before hosting Suffolk County PD on the 26th. of September.
NOTES:Paterson defensemen Pete Crampton missed the game when he had to rush his son to the hospital. It ended up all was ok but the Cramptons had a minor scare at home. Goaltender Bakaj was stopped by the police on the way to the game and was delayed in arriving. He arrived just in time to dress for the game.

SEPTEMBER 08, 2000
BROOKLYN, NY
F.D.N.Y. TO HOST DANA CHRISTMAS AT STATION
The luncheon for Dana Christmas and her family at the Station of Engine Co. 280 and Ladder 132 has been set for October 03. FDNY and PFD Hockey play that evening at South Mountain Arena. President of IAFF Local 94, Kevin Gallagher and PFD Hockey GM Ed McGrady will be present. The hockey team from the quarters of Engine 280 and Ladder 132 made all the arrangement for the afternoon festivities. A special thanks to all.

SEPTEMBER 06, 2000
WEST ORANGE, NJ
PFD HOCKEY OPENS 2000 CAMPAIGN
PFD Hockey started the 2000 season with a spirited workout at the teams first workout of the year. Eveyones attitude was upbeat for the new season. PFD Hockey has changed their uniforms to red and black for the road and white and black for home games. The whole organization is upbeat about the benefit game in November as well as the various tourney invitations. It should be a great season for PFD Hockey in 2000 - 01. The first game of the season is Tuesday September 12 at home vs Newark FD. Game time is at 9:45 PM.

SEPTEMBER 04, 2000
PATERSON, NJ
PFD HOCKEY HELPS LOCAL 3860 HELP JERRY'S KIDS
The PFD Hockey Club assisted the Paterson Fire Officers Association IAFF Local 3860 today in their Annual Fill The Boot Drive for MDA. It was Local 3860's second Annual Fill the Boot Drive and was held at the intersection of West Broadway and Chamberlain Avenue. In just three hours IAFF 3860 and the PFD Hockey team raised approximately $750.00. The local people are very supportive of the Firefighters and MDA stated Captain Glen Vetrano, President of IAFF Local 3860. It is also a great pleasure to have our hockey team here supporting this great cause. I want to personally thank all those who helped us help Jerry's kids and MDA.

AUGUST 16, 2000
PATERSON, NJ
PFD HOCKEY ANNOUNCES UPDATED SCHEDULE
PFD Hockey today announced that the following teams have committed to the schedule for 2000-2001 Season at South Mountain Arena. Atlantic City Guns & Hoses (2 games), Newark Fire Department, Bayonne Fire Department, Bensalem Storm Police & Fire Department's and Suffolk County PD. The club will also be traveling to Charlotte, North Carolina sometime in April or May of next year.
The following clubs have been contacted but have yet to reply, Philly FD, NJMP, Pennsylvania State Police (Harrisburg), Medford PD and Trenton FD. Further info on this will be posted as it becomes available.

AUGUST 02, 2000
PATERSON, NJ
F.D.N.Y. INVITES DANA CHRISTMAS TO LUNCH AT STATION
Great news arrived in PFD Hockey headquarters today regarding the 3rd. Annual Benefit Game. FDNY Engine Co. 280 has invited Dana Christmas and her family to their station for a luncheon. The date and time has yet to be set.
Also today the PFD Hockey team was invited to a tournement in Toronto, Ontario. The dates have yet to be confirmed.

JULY 15, 2000
PATERSON, NJ
PFD HOCKEY ANNOUNCES BENEFIT GAME OPPONENT
The opposition for the 3rd. Annual Benefit game was finalized today. FDNY Engine Co. 280 and Ladder Co. 132 of Brooklyn, New York have committed to the game in South Mountain Arena on the 11th. of November. The game was arranged by two long time friends, Kevin Gallagher, President of the Uniformed Firefighters of New York IAFF Local 94 and Paterson's Manager Ed McGrady. It should be a fun day and hopefully we will fill the arena for Dana. More info on the game should be upcoming shortly.

JULY 13, 2000
PATERSON, NJ
PFD HOCKEY ANNOUNCES BENEFACTOR FOR 3rd. ANNUAL BENEFIT GAME
The Paterson FD Hockey Club has announced it will play this years Benefit Game for Dana Christmas od Paterson who was severely burned in the Seton Hall Dorm fire on January 19, 2000. The game will be played at South Mountain Arena in West Orange, NJ. The date for the game will be November 11th. at 4:15 PM. No opponent has been named as of this date.

JULY 11, 2000
PATERSON, NJ
PFD HOCKEY SENDS 50 YOUTHS TO NEWARKS BEARS GAME
The PFD Hockey team will be sending fifty Paterson Youth's to a Newark Bears Minor League Baseball game at Newark's Riverfront Stadium on August 26th, 2000. The Bears are hosting the Bridgeport Bluefish and game time is at 6:05PM. The hockey team worked with Paterson City Councilman Jeffery Jones on securing a bus and chaperones for the game while the hockey team secured the tickets.

JUNE 30, 2000
PATERSON, NJ
PFD HOCKEY ANNOUNCES HOME DATES
The PFD Hockey Club has announced the date for their 3rd. Annual Benefit Game. This years game will again be played at South Mountain Arena in West Orange, NJ and will be November 11th. at 4:15PM. The opponent as of now has yet to be determined. Watch for future updates right here at www.pfdhockey.org.

MAY 10, 2000
WEST ORANGE, NJ
PFD HOCKEY RELOCATES TO SOUTH MOUNTAIN ARENA
The PFD Hockey team will be relocating to South Mountain Arena for the 2000 - 2001 Season. The Club has secured an earlier ice time to bring out the fans, who have complained about the late night game slots. The club will open up on October 03, 2000 at 09:45PM, yet the schedule has yet to be finalized. So far to date games will be against Newark FD, Bayonne FD, Atlantic City Guns & Hoses, Philadelphia FD and Pennsylvania State Police. Dates and times have yet to worked out as of this date.