Busy Weekend Awaits Jr. Sabres

(Amherst, NY) – Following a 5-3 nailbiter win over Orangeville on Monday and three straight days of practice, the Buffalo Jr. Sabres now head into a busy weekend with back-to-back games.

Today, they hop on the bus for a return to North York for another game against the Toronto Jr. Canadiens.  Buffalo blanked the Jr. Habs in their regular season opener, 3-0, on September 9.

Tomorrow, the Jr. Sabres are at home to the Hamilton Red Wings, who have struggled early in the season but are always feisty and will look to avenge last season’s elimination from the Ontario Junior Hockey League playoffs at the hands of the home team.  The opening faceoff is set for 7:00pm at the Northtown Center at Amherst, 1615 Amherst Manor Drive.  Tickets, as always, are $7.00 for adults and $3.00 for students and seniors.

Both games, along with every OJHL game, are also available for viewing on FASTHockey.com.  Ric Seiling, the former Buffalo Sabres forward, calls the play by play action for home games, including Sunday’s matchup against Hamilton.  A fee will be charged to view the game online.


Speaking of Seiling, he’s building himself a resume as a hockey announcer and analyst.  Tonight, on the eve of a Jr. Sabres home game, he’ll be working at the First Niagara Center offering color commentary for the CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game.  It’s the first-ever showcase of U.S.-born players who are top candidates for selection at the 2013 National Hockey League Entry Draft.

The showcase is similar to an annual junior game that Hockey Canada has hosted for several years, featuring junior all-star lineups coached by Hall of Fame player Bobby Orr and former coach turned Hockey Night In Canada commentator Don Cherry.

The CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game is available FREE on FASTHockey.com and begins at 7:00pm.