ROSELLE/ROSELLE PARK, NJ - A hot New Jersey day was much cooler during “Summer Ice” 2015. Sponsored by Roselle 24/7 and Roselle Park 24/7, three local hockey teams hit the ice to support the “Neighbors Helping Neighbors” program.

Roselle Park Mayor Carl Hokanson dropped the first puck to start the game between Woodbridge Fire and EMS and Jersey United Fire Department. Jersey United on the game, 5-3. It was a tough day for the Woodbridge team, which also lost to the 37’s in a second game by the score of 13-5.

Jared Pietz the goalkeeper of the 37’s and a Roselle Park volunteer firefighter contacted Kathy Lloyd of Roselle 24/7 with the idea of a hockey tournament to help raise funds for the neighboring boroughs. The “goal” of the event is to raise money for pet scanner’s and a chipping program to help eliminate the need for lost dogs and cats to be sent to local shelters. 

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“The scanners can be used to reunite a lost pet with its family quickly and with less stress to the pet and the owners,” said Lloyd. “A chipping program will also be conducted in the future to promote this valuable service at a discount for the residents of Roselle and Roselle Park.”

Mayor Christine Dansereau (Roselle), will drop the first puck tomorrow for the Championship games between the 37’s and Jersey United Fire Department. 

The public is invited to join in for the final games and Trophy presentation tomorrow at the Union Sports Arena 2441 Route 22 South, Union NJ. The games start at 10:40 a.m.