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P.A.L. Jr. Islanders Announce 'Battle For Bragging Rights' Benefit Game

By P.A.L. Jr. Islanders Staff, 01/31/22, 9:45AM EST


March 2 Event Supports Cancer Fighting Efforts

EAST MEADOW, N.Y. – The P.A.L. Junior Islanders in coordination with the Long Island Gulls are proud to announce a day-long benefit hockey event at the Northwell Health Ice Center in East Meadow, N.Y., on Wednesday, March 2, 2022.

The “Battle for Bragging Rights” raises funds for cancer-related initiatives and features three different hockey games, including two, between the P.A.L. Junior Islanders and the Gulls, who are well-respected Long Island youth hockey rivals. Both organizations are exceptional and have a long history of advancing players and coaches to higher levels in the sport. 

The contests will support the American Cancer Society and Hockey Fights Cancer. An additional benefactor will be P.A.L. Junior Islanders Head Coach Mike Marcou, who is battling cancer. 

“All money raised on the day of the event, including admission, auctions, raffles and chuck a puck, will go to the Marcou family to help defray their expenses,” said Tom Palamara, Executive Director of the P.A.L. Junior Islanders. “I thank everyone who joined with us to make this incredible event possible, including the Gulls, the American Cancer Society, News 12, Ragazzi Italian Kitchen, the Rinx and MSG Networks.”

The event begins with a National Collegiate Development Conference (NCDC) game at 3:00 p.m., followed by a U16 tilt at 5:45 p.m. and a U18 game at 8:30 p.m. Admission, which is good for all three games, is $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12 years of age wearing a hockey Jersey.
“This outstanding event brings together our hockey community, which has always been generous and compassionate,” said Amy Nolan, Executive Director of Development for the American Cancer Society and Hockey Fights Cancer. “It is a great way to spend a fun day at the rink, while supporting a cause that is meaningful for all of us.”
For more information, please visit or contact Andy Rothstein at 516-650-1423 or Ron Kinnear at 631-553-1175.