The benefit was for Maria Pothast, an EMT with the Nashville Fire Department, who has an inoperable brain tumor.
"Every bit of this money will go to Maria to help her offset some of her costs while she's out of work," said Mark Young, with International Association of Firefighters Local 140.
Volunteers helped sell tickets, t-shirts, blankets and raffle tickets for a chance to win a guitar autographed by Aaron Tippin.
The Nashville firefighters took the ice, but they weren't the only ones skating for a cause. Firefighters from South Bend, IN, traveled at their own expense to play the local team.
"We put the word out," Young said. "The hockey team made contact in South Bend. They were all in, as they always are. It's a great event.
"We are so thankful for our hockey team," Young added. "They don't expect anything. They are doing this, all volunteers. We hope they don't twist an ankle, but we're proud of the hockey team."
Anyone can contribute to an account that has been set up in Pothast's name at the Nashville Firemen's Credit Union.
P.O. Box 60567
908 Woodland Street
Nashville, TN 37206