Bayonne Heat
Ice Hockey Team
 

The Bayonne Heat Ice Hockey Team is made up of Firefighters from the City of Bayonne Fire Department,the Jersey City Fire Department and the Hoboken Fire Department. Also on the team are a couple of police officers from the City of Bayonne Police Department and the NJ Transit Police Department.

The team was established in 1995 by Pepe Casais, Dave Brown and Stanley Gutt, a couple of Bayonne FD members. The team was established mainly to play benefit games against different fire and police departments. Some of the benefit games have been against the Trenton Fire Department, the Atlantic City Fire Department and the FDNY. Since then, the team has grown and has become a force to be reckoned with. The team has won the Staten Island Fire/Police Hockey league the past 3 years. In this league, the Heat plays different teams from the NYPD and the FDNY.

The Heat now plays in the Police and Firefighters Hockey League of New Jersey. Other teams that play in the league are the Paterson Fire Department Ice Hockey Club, the New Jersey Municipal Police Ice Hockey Team and the Newark Fire Department Ice Hockey Team. Below are some photos of the Bayonne Heat in action against the Trenton Fire Department in May of 1997.

Bayonne Heat lining up for National Anthem
Bayonne Heat lining up for National Anthem

Dave Barbossa heads up the ice
Dave Barbossa, FDJC

Kevin Fitzhenry & Matt Kemple celebrate Fitzhenry's goal
Fitz & Kemple

Jim McCormack goes for the puck
Jim McKormack

Jimmy Collins doing a little forechecking
Collins on defense

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