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Tournament raises funds for Armed Forces

Thursday, 11.10.2011 / 9:48 AM ET / News
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Great things happen when the hockey community unites for a common cause.

That was the case at the recent Patriots Challenge Hockey Tournament, which rallied around the 10th anniversary of the September 11th attacks to help members of our Armed Forces.
 
The tournament's participants – the '99 Pee Wee Majors of the New Jersey Rockets, Team Maryland and Pittsburgh Hornets – competed in September for the Patriots Challenge Cup at Pittsburgh's Robert Morris University Island Sports Center. The trophy was donated by the Rockets' Mascali family to honor those lost on September 11th. Joseph Mascali, a New York City fireman from Rescue 5 on Staten Island, was killed while courageously trying to rescue others in the World Trade Center.

The Hornets would go on to top the Rockets in the final, but the real victories occurred off the ice. Each of the three teams pledged a community service project, and the results were impressive.

The Rockets collected more than $15,000 of donations for the Wounded Warrior project and sent more than 150 pounds of supplies to a U.S. Army combat unit in Afghanistan. 

"The tournament exceeded everyone's expectations, and we met our mission of combining competitive youth hockey with community service," said Rockets parent Arnie Mascali.

The Hornets also sent care packages to military personnel. Team Maryland supported the Fisher House Foundation, which provides free or low cost lodging to veterans and military families receiving treatment at military medical centers.

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 252 192 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 221 189 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 262 211 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 242 203 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 252 230 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 235 221 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 238 215 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 221 210 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 213 211 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 206 223 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 236 250 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 215 234 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 181 216 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 188 226 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 211 262 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 161 274 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
A. Henrique 75 16 27 -6 43
M. Cammalleri 68 27 15 2 42
P. Elias 69 13 21 -20 34
S. Gomez 58 7 27 -10 34
S. Bernier 67 16 16 2 32
T. Zajac 74 11 14 -3 25
A. Larsson 64 3 21 2 24
A. Greene 82 3 19 1 22
E. Gelinas 61 6 13 -2 19
M. Ryder 47 6 13 -1 19
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 26 31 9 .925 2.26
K. Kinkaid 6 5 4 .915 2.59