PFD Hockey's History
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PFD HOCKEY'S HISTORY

The Paterson Firefighters Hockey Club was formed in the winter of 1996 by two Fire Department members, Pete Crampton and Ed McGrady. The Firefighters quickly joined a house league in Monsey, NY for their inaugural season together. In their first season they had a mix of talent yet made the playoffs in the Men's checking league. The second season approached rather quickly and PFD Hockey joined the Floyd Hall Arena house league located on the Campus of Montclair University. It was much closer to home for Paterson's Bravest and the guys again made a late season push but failed to make the playoffs. It was a tough season for the bravest but things were looking up. In the summer of 1997 the club was approached by the newly formed Police FireFighters Hockey League to come on board. The Bravest became a Charter Member of the PFHL. In the Inaugural PFHL Season, PFD Hockey sent five members to the PFHL All-Star game, played in the Philadelphia Spectrum, to represent the Northern Division. PFD Hockey finished the season with first place on the line losing to the high flying Suffolk 5th Pct. in Suffolk, NY. PFD went into the playoffs as the number two seed. The club played real strong in the playoffs and went on to be crowned the Harry Kelly Memorial Cup League Champions.
The club played the First Annual PFD Hockey Benefit Game at seasons end with the NJ Municipal Police to raise funds for Colin O'Keefe, son of Paterson Firefighter Tim O'Keefe. The game was a tremendous success and a great sense of pride was formed by both teams (photo below) and many friendships were created.

1998 - 99 SEASON RECAP

OCTOBER
10 FDNY 0 at PATERSON 1 (1-0-0)
24 PATERSON 4 (1-1-0) at NJMP 5

NOVEMBER
07 Suffolk PD 5 at PATERSON 5 (1-1-1)
21 PATERSON 10 (2-1-1) Newark FD 2

DECEMBER
05 Newark FD 3 at PATERSON 9 (3-1-1)

JANUARY
09 PATERSON 5 (3-2-1) at FBI 10
30 FBI 3 at PATERSON 5 (4-2-1)

FEBRUARY
06 NJMP 6 at PATERSON 8 (5-2-1)
20 PATERSON 6 (6-2-1) at Atlantic City 4 non league
26 PFHL All-Star Game North 5 South 4

MARCH
06 PATERSON 1 (7-2-1) at FDNY 0
28 PATERSON 3 (7-3-1) at Suffolk PD 11

APRIL PFHL HARRY KELLY MEMORIAL CUP PLAYOFFS
24 (1)Suffolk PD loses to (4)Newark FD
24 (2)PATERSON (8-3-1) defeats (3)NJMP
25 (3)NJMP defeats (4)Newark FD
25 (2)Paterson (9-3-1) defeats (3)NJMP for PFHL - HARRY KELLY MEMORIAL CUP CHAMPIONSHIP

MAY
15 Colin O'Keefe BENEFIT GAME
PATERSON 7 (10-3-1) NJMP 6

1999 - 2000 Season Recap

OCTOBER
23 PATERSON FD 6 (1-0) vs. Newark FD 2

NOVEMBER
06 PATERSON FD 8 (1-1) vs. NJMP 12
13 Bayonne FD 4 vs. PATERSON FD 2 (1-2)
27 NJMP 4 vs. PATERSON FD 5 (2-2)

DECEMBER
04 PATERSON FD 9 (3-2) vs. Newark FD 7

JANUARY 2000
08 Newark FD 5 vs. PATERSON FD 6 (4-2)
29 Newark FD 8 vs. PATERSON FD 11 (5-2)

FEBRUARY
12 PATERSON FD 6 (6-2) vs. NJMP 5

APRIL
22 2nd. ANNUAL BENEFIT GAME - SAINT BARNABAS
PATERSON FD 6 (7-2) vs. Newark FD 3 at South Mountain Arena

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2000 - 2001 SEASON RECAP



**SEPTEMBER**
05 SMA 08:45PM
12 Newark FD (4) vs. PATERSON (11) 1-0 @ SMA
19 SMA 09:45PM
26 Suffolk County PD (9) vs. PATERSON (3) 1-1 @ SMA

**OCTOBER**
03 F.D.N.Y. Eng. Co. 280 / Ladder 132 (5) vs. PATERSON (4) 1-2 @ SMA
10 Bayonne FD (7) vs. PATERSON (3) 1-3 @ SMA
24 Suffolk County (7) PD vs. PATERSON (5) 1-4 @ SMA 09:45PM

**NOVEMBER**
07 Bayonne FD (7) vs. PATERSON (3) 1-5 @ SMA 09:45PM

11 3rd. ANNUAL PFD HOCKEY BENEFIT GAME
vs. F.D.N.Y. Eng.Co.280 / Ladder Co. 132 (3) vs. PATERSON (2) 1-6 @ SMA 4:15PM
BENEFITING DANA CHRISTMAS

**DECEMBER**
15 START HOLIDAY BREAK
29 Newark FD (6) vs. PATERSON (7) 2-6 @ SMA 09:45PM

***2001***

**JANUARY**
09 Bensalem Storm P.D. (0) vs. PATERSON (1) 3-6 @ SMA 09:45PM
21 PATERSON (5) 4-6 vs. Atlantic City FD 2 @ Sea Skate Atlantic City 7:45PM

**FEBRUARY**
07 PATERSON vs. Bayonne FD @ Bayonne HS 10:30PM (CANCELED)
13 Atlantic City F.D. (3) vs. PATERSON (8) 5-6 @ SMA 09:45PM

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2001 - 2002 RECAP



OCTOBER 2001
06 PRACTICE 4:15PM SMA
13 Suffolk County PD (7) vs PFD HOCKEY (3) 0-1 6:45 PM SMA

NOVEMBER
03 4th. ANNUAL BENEFIT GAME
PFD HOCKEY
vs. NJ Devils Alumni
Benefiting F.D.N.Y. UFA Widow's & Children's Fund 7:30PM SMA

10 Suffolk County PD vs. PFD HOCKEY CANCELED - MEMORIALS
17 PRACTICE SMA 4:15PM

DECEMBER
08 ICE TO PAPD for Benefit Game
09 Teamen (2) vs. PFD HOCKEY (8) 1-1 SMA 8:30 PM

JANUARY 2002
06 PATERSON (5) 1-2 vs. Atlantic City (8) @ Sea Skate 7:45PM
13 SMA 8:30 PM
20 SMA 8:30 PM
27 ATLANTIC CITY vs. PATERSON @ SMA 8:30 PM Canceled

FEBRUARY
NO GAMES SCHEDULED IN FEBRUARY


MARCH
03 PATERSON vs. Atlantic City @ Sea Skate 7:45PM CANCELED
10 SMA 8:30 PM
23 SMA 8:30 PM
24 SMA 8:30 PM

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2002 - 2003 RECAP



SEPTEMBER 2002
28 PRACTICE SMA 7:30PM

OCTOBER 2002
13 OPEN DATE SMA 4:15PM
20 Atlantic City Guns & Hoses (12) vs. PATERSON FD (4) 0-1 @ SMA 4:15PM

NOVEMBER 2002
17 Philadelphia FD Chiefs (5) vs. PATERSON FD (3) 0-2 @ SMA 4:15PM

DECEMBER 2002
01 OPEN DATE SMA 4:15PM
08 Port Authority PD (10) vs. PATERSON FD (3) 0-3 Benefiting Juvenile Diabetes @ SMA 4:15PM
15 Philadelphia PD (4) vs. PATERSON FD (8) 1-3 @ SMA 4:15PM

2003
JANUARY 2003
05 PATERSON FD (2) 1-3-1 vs. Atlantic City Guns & Hoses (2) @ Atlantic City, NJ
12 Port Authority PD (8) vs. PATERSON FD (3) 1-4-1 @ SMA 4:15PM

FEBRUARY 2003
02 PATERSON FD vs. Philadelphia FD @ Philadelphia (CANCELED)
16 5th. Annual PFD Hockey BENEFIT GAME - Paterson FD vs. New Jersey Devils Alumni 4:15PM Benefiting MDA



MARCH 2003
02 PATERSON FD (4) 1-5-1 vs. Philadelphia PD (10) @ Philadelphia, PA 2:45PM
22 Philadelphia Chiefs vs. PATERSON FD @ SMA 4:15PM (CANCELED)
29 Suffolk, NY Vol. FD (8) vs. PATERSON FD (6) 1-6-1 @ SMA 4:15PM