Columbus Fire Hockey: CFD Hockey News

Officer Hurst
Rest in Peace
Police officer Bryan Hurst died after being shot during an apparent bank robbery. The shooting took place at about 10:45 a.m. at the Fifth-Third Bank. Columbus police said that Hurst was working special duty inside the bank when a man in a ski mask tried to rob it. The robber used a "takeover" style of holdup and purposely got into a shootout with the officer. Hurst was shot with a semiautomatic firearm. Hurst returned fire and hit the robber. "The officer, through his actions, saved the lives of many people inside the bank by returning gunfire and preventing anyone else from inside the bank from being injured." Hurst was transported to Grant Medical Center where he died.

Our hearts bleed for those whose lives were touched by Police Officer Bryan Hurst. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and the Columbus Police.



Andyman-a-thon 2004
Chris, Kevin, & Andyman hard at work at the 12th Andyman-a-thon!!!
Sunday, December 19
12th Annual Andyman-A-Thon
The Columbus Fire Hockey Team again donated one of their jerseys to CD-101 for the CD-101 for the Kids - 12th Annual Andyman-a-Thon. The Andyman-A-Thon is where Andyman stays on the air for 48 hours straight (from 7pm December 17th to 7pm December 19th) to help raise money for the children’s charity simply called CD-101 For The Kids. Kevin Connell & Chris Janiak were on the air live with Andyman from 3:00pm until 5:00pm on Dec. 19th. The jersey brought in $100 and with the money raised at the 2004 Junior B Blue Jackets / Columbus Fire Charity Game, the Columbus Firefighter Hockey Teams raised a total of $750.00. The Andyman-a-Thon again raised over $37,000 for various children's charities in Central Ohio.

CD-101 is a proud sponsor of the Columbus Fire Hockey Teams. More info about CD-101 and a live web broadcast feed can be found in our Sponsors section or at www.cd101.com.





Hats for Heroes Shirt 2004

Our Hats for Heroes game raised over $32,000 for pediatric cancer!!!

Sunday, November 28
Tyler Wright's Hats For Heroes Charity Hockey Game

Tyler Wright's Hats For Heroes Charity Hockey Game
(Charity Police and Fire Challenge Sponsored by Pepsi)



Teams players include members of
the Columbus Fire and Columbus Police Hockey Teams
&
Columbus Professional Hockey players!

Tickets are $15 each and can be purchased at the Chiller North

ALL PROCEEDS FROM THIS EVENT WILL BENEFIT LOCAL PEDIATRIC CANCER PROGRAMS







CFFF Hockey White
Monday, January 10
CFD Hockey will Travel to 2nd Central Florida Fire Tourney
The Columbus Fire Hockey Team has accepted an invitation to return to Orlando, Florida for the 2nd Annual Central Florida Public Safety Ice Hockey Tournament. We are playing at the RDV Sportsplex in Orlando. The Tournament dates are January 10th, 11th, 12th & 13th.

I will post more info as soon as I receive it!

Hotel Info


The Orlando Hotel Of Maitland
600 N. Lake Destiny Rd.
Maitland, Florida
1-407-660-9000
$69.00/Night
We have reserved 7 rooms, let us know room pairings ASAP so we know whether we need to book more or cancel some!!!

January 13th Activities


Awards Banquet at Orlando Firefighters Union Hall
6 pm to 9 pm
Free Buffet and cheap drinks

Orlando Pub Crawl
9 pm till 2:15 am
Price: $20.00/person
Price includes; Free Entry & (1) draft beer in all participating establishments, Custom Mug, and Transportation to and from the Host Hotel.




2003 Andyman-a-thon
Saturday, December 18
11th Annual Andyman-A-Thon
The Columbus Fire Hockey Team once again donated one of their home white jerseys to CD-101 for the CD-101 for the Kids - 11th Annual Andyman-a-Thon. The Andyman-A-Thon is where Andyman stays on the air for 50 hours straight (from 5pm December 12th to 7pm December 14th) to help raise money for the children’s charity simply called CD-101 For The Kids. The jersey brought in an amazing $700 on the on-line auction. Although this year we did not get to go on the air live during the Andyman-a-thon, we are proud to have raised so much money for the charity. The Andyman-a-Thon again raised over $60,000 for various children's charities in Central Ohio.

CD-101 is a proud sponsor of the Columbus Fire Hockey Teams. More info about CD-101 and a live web broadcast feed can be found in our Sponsors section or at www.cd101.com.





FDIC Logo
Friday, April 4
2003 FDIC Results
(A note from Joe...) Fellow Firefighting Hockey Players:

Another year of FDIC hockey has come and gone. We competed for our 7th year, and despite losing three games, we have given some newer players the opportunity to experience A-level hockey. I would like to thank those of you who participated, and hope that we can continue this Columbus Fire Hockey tradition.

We played Chicago Fire, Indianapolis A, and St. Louis County. While we skated with a considerable mix of B and C players, I can say with pride that we were all legitimate career firefighters. Unfortunately, it appears as though our counterparts choose to sprinkle their rosters with ringers. It may sound like sour grapes, but it frustrates the guys who are there for the brotherhood and experience. Perhaps if they ever travel to Columbus for our tournament, we can enforce some strict roster guidelines to ensure authenticity. And if any of your non-hockey playing buddies give you a hard time about the results, ask them to strap on a pair of skates!

With that said, I am pleased to announce that Chris Janiak will handle all of the logistic details for FDIC 2004. I will back him up, but Chris is the point-of-contact. Next year, FDIC is April 26th to May 1st, with Hockey on the 28th, 29th, and 30th. This information is preliminary and subject to change, but you can plan ahead for that time of year.

As our exposure to fire based hockey grows, every Central Ohio player has to realize that the competition is fierce, and the talent is seasoned. Kevin has taken enormous strides in developing our organization to allow all of you to experience this awesome sport and firefighters from around the nation. The guys who put forth the effort to organize your league teams, and those who lead the special events don't ask for much more than your commitment and responsibility as payback for all of their hard work. This consistency will allow us to compete with teams like St. Louis and Chicago.

Kevin Connell, however, deserves a sincere handshake and a thank you from every single person who puts on a Columbus jersey.

See you on the ice,
Joe Daniels



2003 P-F Logo Final. Small

FIRE WINS 4-2 !!!

Saturday, March 8
3rd Annual Police / Fire Charity Hockey Game
This year's Police / Fire Charity Hockey Game was an awesome time and it was even bigger than last year! We played right after the Columbus Blue Jackets / Calgary Flames game on March 8th, 2003. There were more than 2000 fans in attendance for our game. Money raised was donated to our new local charity Get Behind the Badge. Columbus Blue Jacket players Jody Shelley and David Ling visited with both hockey teams after the big game. (Check out the photos!) Everyone involved would like to thank all of our fans and supporters who showed up for the game. Both teams had a great time, but in the end the Columbus Firefighters won again for the third year in a row 4-2!!!

Click here to see ALL 189 of the 2003 Police vs. Fire Photos Anyone wanting to order a photo disk with all 189 photos or if you want to order an photo in an 5x7 or 8x10, please contact our photographer Greg Bartram at info@betterimage.com


Group Photo 2003




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(L to R) Keith Marvicsin (Crush) Kevin Connell, Andyman, & Chris Janiak
Tuesday, December 24
10th Annual Andyman-A-Thon
The Columbus Fire Hockey Team donated one of their new home white jerseys to CD-101 for the CD-101 for the Kids - 10th Annual Andyman-a-Thon. The Andyman-A-Thon is where Andyman stays on the air for 50 hours straight (from 5pm December 23rd to 7pm Christmas Day) to help raise money for the children’s charity simply called CD-101 For The Kids. Kevin Connell & Chris Janiak were on the air live with Andyman from 4:00pm until 5:00pm on Dec. 24th taking bids on the jersey. The jersey brought in $150 and with the money raised at the 2002 Crush / Fire Game, the Columbus Firefighter Hockey Teams raised a total of $850.00. The Andyman-a-Thon raised a grand total of over $60,000 for various children's charities in Central Ohio.

CD-101 is a proud sponsor of the Columbus Fire Hockey Teams. More info about CD-101 and a live web broadcast feed can be found in our Sponsors section or at www.cd101.com.





Crush Fire Logo 2002
Sunday, November 24
2nd Annual Crush / Fire Benefit Game - 2002 Results
(A note from Maniac...) The Columbus fire hockey teams should be proud of themselves with a strong showing in the 2nd Annual Benefit Game with the Columbus Crush. The periods were long, the skating was intense, and the large crowd enjoyed watching a fun and exciting game. For the second year in a row team Crush defeated the Fire 3 to 2, but since the teams were combined, I must admit.... ALL goals were scored by firefighters.

Stats
Team Crush
# 16 Joe Daniels (Fire) - 1 goal, 1 assist
# 10 Shawn Farley (Fire) - 1 goal
# 9 John Shaw (Fire) - 1 goal
# 23 Kevin Moodie (Crush) - 3 assists
# 50 Mike Dorsey (Fire) - 1 assist

Team Fire
# 67 Tim Elmer (Fire) - 2 goals
# 71 Jeff Geitter (Fire) - 1 assist
# 8 Bryan Kruse (Fire) - 1 assist

The Firefighters and Crush players this year raised $700 for "CD-101 for the Kids" and on 12-24-02 Christmas Eve Kevin Connell and Chris Janiak went on-the-air to present a check to Andyman during his marathon and also had the chance to publicly thank all that were involved.

Once again I would like to thank all of the skaters and the hard work from the Columbus Crush staff, Bob & Eric Park, the Corecomm Icehaus for donating the ice, Columbus Division of Fire and Kelly McGuire, and finally CD-101 for sponsoring and Andyman for the M.C. honors. We have learned a lot from the past 2 years and hope to make next year the biggest and best yet.

I am proud to be a member of this fire division and hockey team and again will...SEE YOU ON THE ICE!

Thanks,
Chris Janiak

Click on the following link to see Photos of the 2nd Annual Crush / Fire Benefit Game



FDIC Logo
Monday, April 15
2002 FDIC Results
(A note from Joe...) The Columbus Fire Hockey Team returned from the FDIC Invitational Tournament on Friday. We were unsuccessful in three games, but had a good experience anyway, as usual. We lost to Franklin Park(Ill) FD, Chicago FD, and St. Louis County FD. In my six-year experience at FDIC, the level of competition has risen each year, this year not an exception. Several of our C league players got a crash-course in A league hockey. Although we didn't fare as well as we have in the past, these players held their own quite admirably, and should be proud of their effort. We will return to Indy next year, and by the nature of firefighters and their schedules, our roster will change slightly. The core members will make-up the bulk of the roster, but I encourage everyone to keep skating to improve your skills and stamina. Those of us who have been with Columbus Fire Hockey since the early days hope to see our organization evolve to level that we encounter with the Chicago, St. Louis, and Detroit FD programs. With multiple tournaments, special events, and league play, we should develop quite a talent pool with opportunities for everyone to experience trips such as FDIC. Thanks to the guys who made the trip to Indy for your dedication.

See you on the ice,
Joe Daniels




2002 Game Logo

FIRE WINS 5-4 !!!

Sunday, January 6
2nd Annual Police / Fire Charity Hockey Game
This years' Police / Fire Charity Hockey Game was a huge success! We played right after the Columbus Blue Jackets / Nashville Predators game on January 6th, 2002. There were more than 2500 fans in attendance for our game. Over $2000 was raised for the New York Firefighters & Police Officers widows and Children's fund. Several Columbus Blue Jacket players visited the Hockey Teams before the big game. (Check out the photos!) Everyone involved would like to thank all of our fans and supporters who showed up for the game. Both teams had a great time, but in the end the Columbus Firefighters won again for the second year in a row 5-4!!! Photos of the game can be found under our "photos" section!

Group Photo 2002




BJ Fundraiser
Click on photo for The Columbus Blue Jacket's Press Release
Sunday, September 16
BLUE JACKETS’ RED, WHITE & BLUE GAME RAISES NEARLY $35,000
The Columbus Blue Jackets held a “Red, White & Blue” game for fans at Nationwide Arena on Sunday afternoon to benefit victims of last Tuesday’s tragic events. The scrimmage drew a crowd of 4,000 and raised nearly $35,000, which was collected by members of the Columbus Fire and Police Department hockey teams. A special THANK YOU to everyone who volunteered their time to help collect on Sunday!!! See all the news in the links below!
Click here for The Blue Jackets Press Release
Click here for The Sports Illustrated Article



Mayor Mike Coleman
Photo by - Fred Squillante / Dispatch
Friday, October 5
Mayor Mike Coleman Wears Columbus Fire Hockey Jersey
On the Morning of October 4th, 2001 Mayor Mike Coleman's House caught on fire at around 4:00am. The fire destroyed some of the house, but he praises firefighters for saving his family and doing an excellent job in extinguishing the fire.
Mayor Coleman canceled all appointments and meetings that day. However, he kept his date at Nationwide Arena last night to drop the puck for the ceremonial face-off before the Columbus Blue Jackets opener against the St. Louis Blues.

Mayor Coleman wanted to thank firefighters, so to show his appreication he wore a Columbus firefighters hockey jersey for the ceremony.

The photo above shows Mayor Coleman dropping the puck for the first game of the 2nd season for the Columbus Blue Jackets. Pictured with the mayor are Columbus Blue Jackets Captain, Lyle Odelein #4 and St. Louis Blues Captain, Chris Pronger #44.



Heros
Tuesday, September 11
9-11-01 A Day we will never forget!!!

Memorial Cross

Memorial Flag
Tuesday, September 11
ATTACK ON THE UNITED STATES
Ribbon 9-11-01
OUR MOST SINCERE THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS GO OUT TO THE FAMILIES WHO LOST LOVED ONES ON 9-11-01 IN THE HORRIFIC ATTACK ON THE UNITED STATES. PLEASE PRAY FOR THE RESCUERS, INCLUDING ALL OF THE NEW YORK CITY FIREFIGHTERS AND POLICE OFFICERS THAT LOST THEIR LIVES IN THIS TRAGEDY.




Crush Fire Game 2001
Saturday, December 22
1st Columbus Fire Hockey vs. Columbus Crush Benefit Game
Crush News
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Yesterday's game, a charity event organized by the two teams, raised $500 to help the families of victims of the Sept. 11 attack on the World Trade Center, which killed 343 New York firefighters. Despite the serious overtones of yesterday's game, everyone was there to have fun. There was little to no checking, and the players were mixed between the two teams. The Crush squeaked by the Columbus Fire Hockey Team, 5-4.

Photo by Jeff Pouland / Columbus Dispatch




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Chris, Kevin, & Andyman
Monday, December 24
Columbus Fire Hockey & CD-101 Team Up to Help the Kids
The Columbus Fire Hockey Team donated one of their jerseys to CD-101 for the CD-101 for the Kids - 9th Annual Andyman-a-Thon. Kevin Connell & Chris Janiak were on the air live with Andyman from 2:00pm until 4:00pm on Dec. 24th taking bids on the jersey. The Columbus Firefighter Hockey Team raised a total of $560.00 and the Andyman-a-Thon raised a grand total of over $58,000 for various children's charities in Central Ohio. Photos from this event can be found under our photos section or by clicking here.
CD-101 is an Official Sponsor of the Columbus Fire Hockey Teams. More info about CD-101 and a live web broadcast feed can be found at www.cd101.com or in our Sponsors section.


CD-101 for the Kids - 9th Annual Andyman-a-Thon