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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 - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

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2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
K. Palmieri 82 30 27 3 57
A. Henrique 80 30 20 10 50
T. Zajac 74 14 28 3 42
M. Cammalleri 42 14 24 15 38
D. Severson 72 1 20 -8 21
R. Boucher 39 8 11 -13 19
D. Schlemko 67 6 13 -22 19
J. Moore 73 4 15 -12 19
A. Larsson 82 3 15 15 18
J. Blandisi 41 5 12 -14 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 27 25 6 .924 2.15
K. Kinkaid 9 9 1 .904 2.81
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