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Knox Brothers History

by Randy Schultz moc.t1454987120roper1454987120yekco1454987120hynw@1454987120ydnaR1454987120 Over my 42 seasons of covering the Buffalo Sabres I’ve had the opportunity to interview many interesting people. Two of the more interesting people I had the pleasure of talking with were the Knox brothers, Seymour III and Norty, the original owners of the Sabres. Hockey fans today have to understand […]

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The French Connection

by Randy Schultz, moc.t1454987120roper1454987120yekco1454987120hynw@1454987120ydnaR1454987120 Just outside the entrance to the First Niagara Center in the Buffalo Sabres alumni plaza is a statue featuring a trio of hockey players. The trio, better known as “The French Connection” is dedicated to three of the greatest players in Sabres history. In September 1970 a nineteen-year-old Gilbert Perreault arrived in […]

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Legend Phil Housley

by Randy Schultz moc.t1454987120roper1454987120yekco1454987120hynw@1454987120ydnaR1454987120 “I am absolutely elated to be entering the Hockey Hall of Fame as part of the class of 2015. One glance at the legends who have already been enshrined proves that this really is the ultimate (honor) for a hockey player.” That is how former NHL superstar defenseman Phil Housley reacted when informed that he […]

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FULL SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED FOR SABRES PROSPECTS CHALLENGE

The Buffalo Sabres today announced the full tournament schedule for the Prospects Challenge, presented by Tops Friendly Markets, in September at First Niagara Center and HARBORCENTER. *Buffalo’s Prospects Challenge roster is attached* The Boston Bruins and New Jersey Devils will compete with the Sabres in the round-robin challenge featuring prospects from each team. The participating […]

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SABRES STREET HOCKEYFEST RETURNS ON AUG. 23

The Buffalo Sabres today announced that registration is now open for Street HockeyFest 2015. The popular street hockey tournament is scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 23 this year. The one-day tournament, which is being held for the 14th year, will take place on the surface parking lots between Mississippi and Columbia streets (across from Lagerhaus 95 […]

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Matt English – Duffett Award Winner

Each year the Buffalo Sabres present an award to an outstanding youth hockey coach. This year’s recipient, Matt English, received this very prestigious honor prior to the NY Ranger game on February 20th. Matt is a long time West Seneca Wing coach and former coach of the Niagara Scenics, the predecessor to the Junior Sabres. […]

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FUTURE SABRES: JT COMPHER

By Warren Kozireski Joseph Taylor Compher is experiencing a bit of a sophomore slump at the University of Michigan, but one could almost have predicted it. The second round draft choice by Buffalo (35th overall) in the 2013 entry draft, the then 18 year old months later was a traditional freshman playing for the iconic […]

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Sanborn native Tom McCollum recalled by the Detriot Red Wings

Tom McCollum, Sanborn, has been recalled by the Detriot Red Wings. The 25 year-old goaltender got the call on January 12 to join the NHL team when starting netminder and All-Star Jimmy Howard was put on injured reserve after suffering a groin injury. Detroit’s other goalie, Jonas Gustavsson has been out of the lineup since […]

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FUTURE SABRES: JUSTIN BAILEY

By Warren Kozireski Justin Bailey had ties to Buffalo before he even realized that hockey was his calling instead of following in his father, former Buffalo Bills linebacker Carlton’s footsteps. He and his mother lived in the same condo complex as Matthew Peca, Matthew Barnaby and Rob Ray. And the Sabres second round selection (52nd […]

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Sabres #39 Retired

By: Randy Schultz It has been quite a year for Dominik Hasek. First he was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. Earlier this month, he had his number 39 officially retired by the Sabres. Hasek’s hockey career is legendary. A two-time NHL MVP, Stanley Cup Champion and an Olympic Gold Medalist are just a […]

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