MSG Media and HUMMER announced today that the Islanders and Rangers are the co-winners of the inaugural “HUMMER Metro Ice Challenge.” The innovative hockey initiative established an “official” rivalry among the New York Rangers, New York Islanders and New Jersey Devils, tracking each of the team’s point performance during matchups against each other throughout the 2007-08 NHL regular season.
The “HUMMER Metro Ice Challenge” included a total of 44 games throughout the season, with 42 of those games airing on either MSG or MSG Plus. At the end of the 2007-08 season the Rangers and Islanders tied with 23 points each.
HUMMER and MSG will combine to donate a total of $25,000 to each of the winning team’s charity of choice. The Islanders will donate their winnings to the New York Islanders Children’s Foundation, which is dedicated to supporting Long Island-based nonprofit organizations that provide opportunities to children, including children's charities that focus on the areas of health, education and youth hockey development.
Islanders general manager Garth Snow, Senior VP of Sales, Marketing and Operations Chris Dey and Islanders defenseman Chris Campoli accepted the check on behalf of the Islanders Children’s Foundation from Dennis Mazzoni, Gene Jacobs and Ken McCallum, representing HUMMER.