2024 Stick It to Brain Tumors Tournament

Hope everyone is getting excited about the 2023-24 Hockey Season!!!
The Mustangs are cordially inviting you to our 2024 Stick It to Brain Tumors Tournament!
Dates are March 22-24, 2024 at Messa Rink, Union College, Schenectady, NY.

There will be three divisions again – Rec, Rec+ and D.

The ice fees went up again, so the tournament fee is $1,100 (three game guarantee).  I will need a $300 deposit to hold your spot.
We are looking forward to having fun, raising awareness on brain tumors and money for brain tumor research. We have raised over $300,000 in our past tournaments!

All proceeds are donated to the  Johns Hopkins Research Hospital and the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation.

We look forward to seeing you in March 2024.

More information will be posted soon!

2023 Stick It to Brain Tumors Tournament is in the books

The 2023 Stick It to Brain Tumors Tournament is in the books.  Players, Volunteers and Spectators all seemed to have a good time!  We met our $15,000 goal and have raise $20,800 for Johns Hopkins Department of Neuropathology and the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, which is outstanding!

We had 16 teams in the tournament from across NYS and Connecticut and Massachusetts.  It was a big event and as you can see below, there are many people to thank for its success.  Family, friends, volunteers, sponsors, teams that participated, spectators, refs – everyone was terrific!  It takes a village (or a small city) to have a successful event!!  Thank you to everyone!!  If I forgot anyone, I am truly sorry!


Chris, Katie, Ben, Alex and Bryan Jackson, Megan Whalen, Kathy Zakriski, Terry Laibach, Betty-Jo Daly, Kristine Croce, Barb Allen & Gary Lampear, Audrey Ruiz, Gary Feinland

Messa Mustang Family

Brianne Brinker, Barb & George Cruden, Kaelyn Dooley, Roberta Steele, Cindy Chan & Andy, Maxine & Simon Alpart, Sheila & Devon Manz, Maggie, Molly and Mom Gibson, Carla Bengle, Michelle Dickinson, Kris Florell & Chip Adam, Leah Hilton & Gary Johnston, Joanne Lafrancois, Keri VanNatten, Sally Sutko, Kate & Cam MacDonald, Laurie Hepler, Molly Mulligan, Sue Butler, Keri VanNatten, Bea Tsao, Page Salenger, Margaret & Don Launer, Stacey Caruso-Sharpe, Cathy & Berkley Davis

OTH Family

Woody Woodworth, Charlie & Carron Blanchet, Pete Lemme, Mark Mayhew, Paul Frament, Ron Peacock, Tom Miller, Michael Kalogridis, Mike & Millie Faulkner

Guilderland High School Volunteers

Miranda Putorti, Sameeha Hasan, Maxine Alpart

Russell Sage Physical Therapy Volunteers

Joe Siska, Olivia Arsenault, Evelyn Gile, Danielle Spooner, Lena Calkins, Guy Catz, Kyle van Laer, Nathan Fitch, Buddy Bemis, Stefano Dato, Nick Carlson

Food Donations

Messa Mustangs, Betty Jo Daly, Kathy Zakriski, Adirondack Beverage and Freihofers


Messa Mustangs, Buffalo Sabrettes, Adirondack Avalanche, Albany Angels D, Saugerties Nightmares D,  Danbury Battle Axes, CT Ice Breakers, Saratoga Storm D, Southern Tier Storm, Simsbury Mother Ducks, Chicks with Sticks, Westchester Ice Breakers, Albany Angels Rec Agua, Albany Angels Rec Navy, Saugerties Nightmares Rec and Saratoga Storm Rec.

Refs (donated their ref fee)

Bill Dickerson, Scott Zalud, Jerry Witkop and others

 Raffle Donations  

Adirondack Avalanche, Barb Cruden, Ben & Alex Jackson, Betty-Jo Daly, Carla Bengle, Center Street, Charles Blanchet NHKeller Williams Rock Star Luxe Team, Charlie and Carron Blanchet, Cheryl Warren, Cupola Coffee, Danbury Battle Axes, Dawn Zakowicz, Discount Beverage, Glens Fall Thunder Hockey, Glenville Beverage, Head to Tail, Hockey Store & More, Hoffmans Car Wash, Honest Weight, Joanne Lafrancois, John Everett, Kathy Zakriski, Keri VanNatten, Laurie Hepler, Maggie Gibson, Maxine Alpart, Mike & Millie Faulkner, North Broadway Tavern, NY Jets, Pat Patterson, Pinhead Susan’s, Pioneer Bank, Saratoga Storm Rec Team, Saugerties Nightmares, Shannon Woodley, Sheila Tandon, Simon Alpart, Stripe King, Bobby Young, Target, Terry Laibach, theRep, Tipsy Moose, Tom Lynch, TriCity ValleyCats, Union’s Men Hockey Team, Westchester Ice Breakers

 Silent Auction Donations

Mike & Milly Faulkner, Brianne Brinker, Buffalo Bills, Cheryl Warren, Donna Casino, George & Diana Sogoian, Jo Weatherwax, Judy Fregoe, Keri VanNatten, Mike Kalogridis, NHL, NY Giants, Pat Patterson, Steve Swanberry

Monetary Donations

Bev & Allen Chestoski, Johanna Dooley, Golub Foundation, Adirondack Beverage, Terry Laibach, Kim Williams & Margaret Gillis, Christine Boswell, Dave Roberts & Rosanne Sundstrom, Stacey Caruso-Sharpe, Barb & George Cruden, Barb Allen, Schenectady County Sheriffs Benevolent Association, Gary Feinland, Dave Elliott, Emilie Hauser, William Wegman, Petroccione Law Firm, Raffi Moroukian, Dr. Rob Fox, Sue Butler, Bea Tsao, Jen Kruman, Joel & Teresa Langlois, Chris Mager, Happy Scherer, Barry & Marsha Sullivan, Emilio & Therase Petroccione, Jim & Carol Dominique, Pete & Teresa Hopke, Tom & Linda Miller, Tim Zakriski, Karen Quinn, Yves Nollet, Peter Hoffman, Jen Gumhalter

Player Goodies

Saratoga Tree Nursery, Freihofers, CDPHP

 Division Winners

Rec    Saratoga Storm

Rec+   Simsbury Mother Ducks

D        Southern Tier Storm

Runner Ups

Rec    Albany Angels Navy

Rec+  Messa Mustangs

D        Danbury Battle Axes