Good friend of the show, NJSPBA President Pat Colligan joined us this morning and we got on the topic that is near and dear to his heart, the NJSPBA hockey team.

Colligan, who is a big hockey fan, spoke with PBA representative Mike Schulze and put an ad out to the over 33,000 union members to put a team together. After putting out the call, it resulted in somewhere between 70-80 people try out for the team. "They're real good," Colligan complimented of the team. "I got nervous. I went to the first game, I didn't know what to expect. They came out, nobody fell, no one tripped," Colligan joked.

Well, what many don't know, is that the really good hockey players and hard-working police officers are playing for good causes. Every game they play helps raise money for a different cause.  The team , in their first year alone, has raised over $24,000 for local charities.

The NJSPBA will be playing in some upcoming games to help more people in need. Here is when and where you can catch New Jersey's finest hockey team hitting the ice:

NJSPBA Blue White game 

April 29, 3:45 pm Red Bank Armory Ice Complex, Red Bank

NJSPBA  vs. NYC Boldest Corrections Officers

May 6, 7pm Red Bank Armory Ice Complex, Red Bank

NJSPBA vs. Hudson Heroes 

May 20, 5pm Korpi Ice Rink, Bayonne NJ

NJSPBA vs. NYC FD EMS Team

May 27, 7pm Aviator Sports and Entertainment Center, Brooklyn, New York

For more info on the team, visit and "Like" their Facebook page now!

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