This past weekend, the New Jersey Warriors hockey program for disabled Veterans flew to Las Vegas, NV to compete in the Warriors Classic Hockey Tournament sponsored by USA Hockey and hosted by famed entertainer Terry Fator.
16 teams of disabled Veteran servicemen and women, from
across the United States, came together for four days of competitive play and
abundant camaraderie. There was a healthy mix of seasoned teams and brand-new
Warrior Hockey programs, all coming together in the spirit of friendly
competition to promote mental and physical health and rehab for our Veterans
and bring awareness to the unacceptable frequency of suicide deaths in this
To that end, teams competing in USA Hockey’s 2019 Warriors Classic committed to doing 22 push-ups in front of every game as a reminder of the 22 Veterans, each day, that feel so alone and forgotten that they commit suicide. The New Jersey Warriors will make this a part of their warmup for every game, until that number goes down to zero.
As a new team, with only a few subs (down to zero by the end of the tournament, due to injuries), The NJ Warriors won their first two games and made a respectable showing for their first national Warriors Hockey tournament appearance.
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