Brewster-Based Smoke Eaters Hockey Team Has Seven Mahopac FD Players

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The Putnam/Westchester Smoke Eaters ice hockey club of first responders will host a fundraiser for area burncenters, July 26 at the Brewster Ice Arena.
The Putnam/Westchester Smoke Eaters ice hockey club of first responders will host a fundraiser for area burncenters, July 26 at the Brewster Ice Arena. Photo Credit: Contributed/Smoke Eaters
Smoke Eaters captains and alternates Chris Fanelli, Elmsford Fire Department, Tim Fanelli, Elmsford FD, Brandon Timmins, Mahopac FD and Art Roosa III, Croton FD.
Smoke Eaters captains and alternates Chris Fanelli, Elmsford Fire Department, Tim Fanelli, Elmsford FD, Brandon Timmins, Mahopac FD and Art Roosa III, Croton FD. Photo Credit: Contributed/Smoke Eaters
Photo Credit: Contributed/Smoke Eaters

BREWSTER, N.Y. -- The Westchester/Putnam Smoke Eaters ice hockey team is made up of firefighters, emergency medical technicians and paramedics, but the band of first responders is helping its community on the ice as well.

The Smoke Eaters, formed last year with players from Westchester and Putnam counties, is hosting a the Fire On Ice charity hockey game to benefit area burn centers at 5 p.m. Saturday, July 26 at Brewster Ice Arena, 63 Fields Lane.

Tickets cost $10 for adults and $5 for children.

Brandon Timmins of Mahopac, one of the team captains and a goaltender, said the team of male and female first responders will meet the Deuce-Deuce Hockey Club, a team made up Yorktown Fire Department personnel, members of the Mount Kisco Police Department and 9-1-1 dispatchers.

"All of us are firefighters, EMTs or paramedics and we have players from all over Putnam and Westchester," Timmins said. "Some of us are former hockey players and some are new to the game. We want everyone to come out and support this important cause."

The Smoke Eaters promise a great game and the event will include a 50-50 raffle, Chuck-a-Puck contest, food and drinks and a post-game party.

The Smoke Eaters Roster

20 -- Chris Fanelli, Center, Elmsford Fire Department, Captain
83 -- Tim Fanelli, Defense, Elmsford FD, Alternate
35 -- Brandon Timmins, Goalie, Mahopac FD, A
13 -- Art Roosa III, Right Wing, Croton FD, A
91 -- Justin Bayer, Left Wing, Eastchester Vac 
17 -- Nick Bowerman, Center, Elmsford FD 
27 -- Dylan Curtis, Right Wing, Pleasantville FD 
1 -- Jake Dinkler, Defense, Croton FD 
99 -- John Falcone, Right Wing, Fairview (Greenburgh) FD 
11 -- Mike Fanelli, Left Wing, Somers FD 
2 -- Kyle Grant, Defense, Valhalla FD 
22 -- Ryan Howles, Defense, Croton FD 
21 -- Matt Mallory, Defense, Croton FD 
69 -- Rob McCarthy, Center, Millwood FD 
30 -- Vinny Moschetto, Goalie, Valhalla FD 
63 -- P.J. Murray, Center, Ardsley FD 
4 -- Justin Muscarella, Left Wing, Dobbs Ferry FD 
7 -- Sarah Roush, Right Wing, Mahopac FD 
18 -- Brian Smith, Left Wing, Mahopac FD 
26 -- Matt Smith, Defense, Mahopac FD 
19 -- Ben Spain, Left Wing, Mahopac FD 
9 -- Frank Stone, Center, Valhalla FD 
10 -- Jimmy Stone, Defense, Valhalla FD 
33 -- Lauren Vinci, Right Wing, Mahopac FD 
6 -- Aaron Zauderer, Defense, Mahopac FD 

For more information, check in with the Putnam County Fire/Rescue Facebook page.

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