The First Annual PUCCS Cup was taken by the Regals Alumni after they defeated Team HPHD. Buffalo Sabres Alum Mike Robitaille made the presentation at center ice.
However, the Regals had the Cup, but HPHD got the opportunity to play the Buffalo Sabres Alumni because they raised over $10,000. Among those taking on HPHD were Rob Ray, Matt Barnaby, Andrew Peters, Darryl Shannon and Ric Seiling.
Over $104,000 was raised to go toward the research and prevention of childhood concussions.
Six teams with 87 players battled it out on the Holiday Twin Rinks on Sunday, Nov. 27.
In addition to the hockey play there were over 200 people who met and received an autograph from Buffalo Sabre Derek Roy; bid on auction items led by Buffalo Sabre Alum Rick Seiling as auctioneer and listened to Buffalo Sabre Announcer Harry Neale as he called the Alumni/HPHD game.
PUCCS is the Program for Understanding Childhood Concussion and Stroke. The Buffalo Sabres Alumni Association partnered with PUCCS to host this tournament.
PUCCS is a not-for-profit organization comprised of various officials from throughout the region including physicians. Their purpose is to create a program to gain better understanding of the impacts of strokes and concussions among children participating in youth sports.