Poturalski preps for playoffs… in USHL

(Amherst, NY) – Buffalo Junior Sabres forward Andrew Poturalski is heading to the USHL’s Cedar Rapids RoughRiders for a two-game loan this weekend, February 10 and 11.  Poturalski will return to Western New York on Sunday and rejoin the Junior Sabres when they begin the first round of the Ontario Junior Hockey League playoffs on Monday against an opponent yet to be determined.

Jr. Sabres staff welcome the two-game loan as an opportunity for Poturalski to get a taste of hockey at the highest tier of junior hockey in the United States, all while tuning up for his team’s playoff run in Canadian junior hockey.

Poturalski, a resident of Amherst, New York, scored 16 goals and 22 assists in 33 regular season games with the Junior Sabres.  He has committed to the University of New Hampshire beginning with academic year 2013-14.

The Jr. Sabres, founded in the mid-1970s, work to develop local amateur hockey players for consideration by higher levels of hockey, namely college hockey.  As part of the team’s mission, it looks forward to giving Western New York players every opportunity to advance their playing careers.