ESPN has announced the FDNY vs NYPD Hockey game will be returning to Madison Square Garden with a live broadcast for the first time on ESPN2 and the ESPN app on Thursday, September 9.

What’s Happening:

  • After being postponed last year, the FDNY vs NYPD Hockey game is a go this year at Madison Square Garden with a live broadcast on ESPN2 and the ESPN App on Thursday, September 9 at 8:00 pm ET.
  • Tickets from the previously scheduled April 4, 2020 game are being reissued with any open tickets being announced on social media.
  • Proceeds from the game will benefit various charities including the Ray Pfeifer Foundation and the PBA Widows and Children’s Fund.
  • The rivalry game goes back to 1973 when the Fire Department won the first matchup. The FDNY leads the all-time series with 25 wins to the NYPD’s 18 wins and two draws.
  • Before the game begins, both teams will commemorate the 20th anniversary of 9/11 in a special ceremony where they will honor those lost in the attacks and all members who have passed from 9/11 related illnesses. Firefighters and Police Officers lost in the line of duty over the past two years will also be remembered.

You can check out the “Hockey Heroes” game on ESPN2 on Thursday, September 9 at 8:00 pm ET.

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