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MAY 16, 2009
NEWARK, NJ
FIREFIGHTERS TO PLAY AT THE ROCK TODAY IN 7th ANNUAL BENEFIT GAME
The Paterson Firefighters and Newark Firefighters will face off today at 3:00 PM in the 7th Annual PFD Hockey Benefit Game. It is the first time the two teams will play in the new AMERIHEALTH PAVALION at Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. Tickets are available at the door for $10.00, children under 10 are free. A good time should be had by all as the NJ Devils mascot will be in attendance. Come out and support the firefighters for a great cause for Newark FD Melissa Giunta and Paterson's Nicole Filipelli.

APRIL 28,2009
PATERSON, NJ
PFD HOCKEY TO PLAY NEWARK FD HOCKEY IN 7th ANNUAL BENEFIT GAME
The Paterson Firefighters Hockey Club will play the Newark Firefighters in a Benefit Hockey game at Prudential Center in Newark, NJ in MAY 16th, 2009 at 3:00 PM. Tickets are $10.00 and all proceeds go tothe Benefactor. It is the second time the two teams have met in a Benefit game. The game will be played at the AmeriHealth Pavalion at Prudential Center in Newark, NJ, the NJ Devils practice facility. Look for future updates at PFDHOCKEY.org.

AUGUST 01, 2008
PATERSON, NJ
PFD HOCKEY TEAM MANAGER RETIRES
Paterson FD Hockey team manager Ed McGrady has officially retired from the Fire Department and will continue to assist the hockey team in any way needed. Brian Burns has taken over as team manager.

JANUARY 11, 2004
WEST ORANGE, NJ
PFD GETS READY FOR 6th. ANNUAL BENEFIT GAME
The Paterson FD Hockey Club will be hosting the NJ Devils Alumni Association in its 6th. Annual Benefit Hockey Game on January 18th., 2004 at South Mountain Arena in West Orange, NJ at 6:30 PM. Tickets for the game are on sale at the Arena the day of the game or see John DeCarlo before the game at the Arena. You can call the arena at 973-731-3828 for ticket info.
This year Ken Danyko will make his first appearance against the Firefighters. Kenny retired after the Devils won the Cup in 2003.

JANUARY 10, 2004
WEST ORANGE, NJ
ATLANTIC CITY VISITS PFD TOMORROW AT SMA
The Atlantic Guns & Hoses makes its annual trip to West Orange tomorrow to play the Paterson Fire Fighters. Game time is at 8:15 PM at South Mountain Arena.

JANUARY 05, 2004
WEST ORANGE, NJ
PFD HOCKEY TIES HOBOKEN 3-3 IN FINAL MINUTES
Hoboken Enforcers came into South Mountain Arena for the first time last night and gave the Paterson boys a tough game. Hoboken led the game late into the third 2-0, but PFD rallied back late in the third to tie the score. Hoboken jumped ahead early in the third and had a 3-1 lead as Paterson chipped away at the Enforcers. Robbie Martinez was again strong in the cage for PFD Hockey. Paterson fell to within one when they pulled Martinez late in the final period and tied the game. It was a strong comeback for the Bravest and a great game for Hoboken who made their first ever visit to Paterson.
NOTES: Paterson will host Atlantic City next weekend at 8:15PM. Ticket are available for the January 18th 6th. Annual Benefit Game against the NJ Devils Alumni Association. You can call the Arena Box Office at 973-731-3828 or purchase at the door. Tickets are $10.00 for the event.

JANUARY 03, 2004
WEST ORANGE, NJ
HOBOKEN MAKES FIRST TRIP TO SMA
The Hoboken Enforcers will visit South Mountain Arena and the Paterson FD for the first time tomorrow. Game time is scheduled for 8:15PM.

DECEMBER 31, 2003
PATERSON, NJ
PFD HOCKEY WISHES EVERYONE A SAFE AND HAPPY NEW YEAR
The Board Members, Staff and players would like to thank all our supporters and fans for your continued support and Wish Everyone a Safe and Happy New Year.
Please Remember DO NOT DRINK AND DRIVE!!!

DECEMBER 24, 2003
PATERSON, NJ
PATERSON FIREFIGHTERS HOCKEY WISHES EVERYONE A MERRY CHRISTMAS
The Paterson Fire Fighters Hockey Club, Incorporated would like to wish everyone a Safe and Happy Holiday Season. Please remember Do Not Drink and Drive.

DECEMBER 02, 2003
PATERSON, NJ
McGRADY HAS SUCCESSFUL KNEE SURGERY
Paterson team manager and Captain Ed McGrady underwent successful knee surgery yesterday. No date has been set for his return and he will continue to run the day to day operations of the hockey team. Brian Burns and Rich Hoedemaker will assist in running the club.

DECEMBER 01, 2003
WEST ORANGE, NJ
PATERSON'S BRAVEST DOUSES WEST CALDWELL
West Caldwell FD mades its first ever trip to play the Paterson Firefighters yesterday and the trip was not a pleasent one. Paterson made short order of the Volunteers of West Caldwell beating them soundly. Martinez was big in goal again for Paterson's bravest.
NOTES: Paterson will host Hoboken Enforcers on January 04, 2004. It is the first ever meeting between the two clubs. Tickets are available for the 6th. Annual PFD Hockey Benefit game scheduled for January 18th.,2004 against the NJ Devils Alumni Association. Tickets are $10.00 and available at the door.

NOVEMBER 17, 2003
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ
PATERSON FD LOSES TOUGH ONE TO ATLANTIC CITY 5-2
Paterson's Bravest lost a tough one to the Atlantic City Guns & Hoses Sunday by a score of 5-2. Paterson has been playing short handed with recent retirements and some injuries. Goaltender Robbie Martinez kept the guys in the game throughout the night.
NOTES: Paterson will host West Caldwell FD, November 30th. at South Mountain Arena. It is the first meeting ever between the two teams.

NOVEMBER 15, 2003
WEST ORANGE, NJ
PFD HOCKEY TRAVELS TO ATLANTIC CITY TOMORROW
The Paterson Firefighters will make their yearly visit to play the Atlantic City Guns & Hoses Tomorrow. The team will be without some key players as Rich Hoedemaker will be attending family business for a death in the family, and Ed McGrady is on the D/L. Game time is 6:20 PM at the Skate Zone in Atlantic City, NJ.

NOVEMBER 14, 2003
WEST ORANGE, NJ
McGRADY PUT ON D/L NEEDS KNEE SURGERY
Paterson Hockey team manager and Captain Ed McGrady went on the D/L today for a damaged knee. He injured himself while returning from an alarm sometime in October. McGrady has yet to be on the ice this season and will undergo arthroscopic surgery sometime in the coming weeks. He has been the guy that is always there and will be deeply missed stated one PFD Hockey player. McGrady will continue to run the day to day operations of the team with the assistance of Rich Hoedemaker and Brian Burns. It is the first major injury that has forced him to miss a hockey game other than cuts and bruises that he had, yet still played. McGrady will probably miss the remainder of the season.

OCTOBER 20, 2003
WEST ORANGE, NJ
PFD HOCKEY TO PLAY MORRIS FD IN BENEFIT GAME FOR CHRIS TRUMPF
The Paterson Firefighters Hockey Club has agreed to play the Morris Metro Fire Ice Hockey team in a benefit game for Morristown Fire Fighter Chris Trumpf. The date and time of the game has yet to be set but will probably be sometime in the new year stated PFD Hockey General Manager Ed McGrady. All the proceeds will go to the fund for Chris Trumpf. The game will be played at South Mountain Arena in West Orange, NJ, the home of PFD Hockey Club. Ticket for the event will be $10.00 and available once the date is set.

OCTOBER 16, 2003
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ
6th. ANNUAL PFD HOCKEY BENEFIT GAME DATE SET
The date has been set for the 6th. Annual PFD Hockey vs. New Jersey Devils Alumni Association Benefit Game. The game will be played on January 18, 2004 at South Mountain Arena in West Orange, NJ. Game time is 6:30 PM and tickets are available by emailing PFD Hockey at PFD Hockey Club, Inc. Tickets are $10.00 and all proceeds will go to PFD Hockey charities.

OCTOBER 01, 2003
WEST ORANGE, NJ
PFD HOCKEY MAKES IT OFFICIAL AS CRAMPTON ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT
Paterson FD Hockey General Manager, Ed McGrady made it official today as Peter Crampton announced he was retiring from the Hockey Club. It was a hard announcement for me to accept, but Pete was upset that I didn't make it when he asked. I was hoping he would change his mind and continue to play. Pete was the other guy who helped start the team with McGrady. It was awhile ago that Crampton told McGrady, he was retiring from playing. I guess it was one of those things you do not want to here or make official. Crampton will stay on board as a Executive Board member for the team. Pete is coaching at the youth hockey level and is also waiting to get promoted so his time is limited. He was the guy who helped me start all this, and I just did not want to see him go, he always helped in the day to day operations and was the source I went to on many questions that arrise when running a team.
Pete came up with the idea to run a Benefit game just five season ago, so as a tribute, Pete will be honored at this years Benefit game. Just five years ago we played that first benefit game against the NJ Municipal Police and now it is in our 6th. Season, and we play the NJ Devils Alumni Association. The team has donated many dollars to charities and families in need since that first game. This years game will be played sometime in the new year.

SEPTEMBER 01, 2003
SECAUCUS, NJ
MCGRADY MAKES CHECK PRESENTATION ON JERRY LEWIS MDA LABOR DAY TELETHON - UPN 9
PFD Hockey Captain Edward McGrady made a check presentation on the Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon today. The show is broadcast live from Secaucus, New Jersey, home of UPN 9 television. It is the second year in a row that McGrady has been invited to appear and make a check presentation on behalf of the Paterson Firefighters Hockey Club and the Paterson Fire Officers Association IAFF Local 3860. McGrady thanked all the citizens who came out in the bad weather to support the Firefighters. The game was on February 16, the day of the blizzard of 2003. Even with the bad weather we had a great crowd and once again our local supporters came out in force. We thank them for that from our hearts said McGrady.


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