Branden Gooshaw, who served as an Army Military Police Officer from 2008 to 2013, was the Ziff Law Firm Veteran of the Game on March 4 during the Elmira Enforcers’ professional hockey game at First Arena in downtown Elmira.

Branden Gooshaw

Branden was nominated by Elmira Heights Police Chief Rick Churches.

Branden was stationed at Fort Polk in Vernon Parish, Louisiana, and was deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan. Branden received the Iraq & Afghanistan Campaign Medal and the Army Commendation Medal.

The Ziff Law Firm thanks Branden for his service to our country.

Get your nominations into the Ziff Law Firm today for the last three regular-season home games of the season – at 7:05 p.m. April 16-18 at First Arena against rival Carolina Thunderbirds.

See below how to nominate a veteran today!


The Enforcers at First Arena are limited to welcoming just 10 percent of arena capacity for each home game.

All seats are $20 and all fans who want to attend must have either a negative PCR test (good for 72 hours), a negative rapid test (within six hours of game time) or a fully completed vaccination card.

See ticket information here.


Twin Tiers residents can nominate veterans and active-duty personnel home on leave to be honored during home games by calling the Ziff Law Firm at 607-733-8866 or 800-943-3529, or sending email to Our mailing address is listed at the bottom of this post for those who want to mail nominations.

We will send information by mail or email once you contact us, and self-nominations are always welcome!

The Veteran of the Game program is a great opportunity to thank Twin Tiers military veterans and active-duty military personnel for their service to our country.


Once a veteran or active-duty member is nominated, the program coordinator contacts the nominator and schedules the veteran’s night to be honored. Those making nominations may request certain games and we will do our best to accommodate all requests. One veteran is honored at each game.

During the game, the public-address announcer will introduce the honored veteran or active-duty service member and read a short biography of their military service. When more fans return to First Arena, the announcer will encourage a round of applause for the honored military member, who receives four free tickets for the game. Hockey fans always let out a big cheer for the veterans.



Call: 800-943-3529 or 607-733-8866 during business hours weekdays.