The Buffalo Sabres Sled Hockey organization extends a huge thanks to the employees of Ingram Micro for their fund-raising efforts and generosity following an event that raised $20,000 to benefit Buffalo Sled Hockey.
Ingram employees held a series of fund-raisers in their office, and also a benefit game against their Canadian coworkers as an additional fund-raiser on April 2 at Niagara University's Dwyer Arena.
The event also featured a sled hockey exhibition game between two Buffalo Sabres teams, as well as opportunities to try sled hockey.
The $20,000 donation will help Buffalo Sled Hockey support its two largest costs: equipment and ice time.
The Buffalo Sabres Sled Hockey junior and senior teams won their respective championships at the New England Invitational Sled Hockey Tournament on April 17 at Amelia Park, Mass. It was the final game of the season for both teams.
The senior team needed overtime before defeating the NEP Wildcats, 5-4, on a long shot from Jeff DeGlopper that found the back of the net. It was the fourth goal of the game for DeGlopper.
In the Junior game, the Sabres needed overtime and a shootout period to defeat the Virtua Wings of Steel, one day after tying the same team. In the shootout, Tyler Ball and Jared Cutler both scored, giving Buffalo a 3-2 win, while Virtua scored just once in the shootout.
Northtown Toyota president Craig Schreiber presented Buffalo Sabres Sled Hockey with a check for $5,000 to help offset expenses for the senior team's trip to the USA Hockey National Disabled Festival in Blaine, Minnesota.
The Senior team will complete in the Adult Tier 1 Division against Philadelphia, University of New Hampshire, and SanAntonio for the first ever National Championship in sled hockey. The event takes place Friday, April 1st through Sunday the 3rd at the Schwann's Super Rink in Blaine Minnesota.
A Buffalo Sabres Sled Hockey fund-raising event is being held Saturday, April 2, at Niagara University's Dwyer Arena in conjunction with Ingram Micro. Proceeds from the event will benefit the sled hockey organization.
As part of the activities, the Intermediate B team will play an exhibition game against the Junior team. That game will be followed by Ingram employees from the US playing Ingram employees from Canada. In addition, fans will have an opportunity to get in sleds and try sled hockey for themselves. The first game starts at 4 pm.
A reception with food will follow, along with a raffle with basket donations. Each sled hockey family is encouraged to participate and make a basket donation.
For more information, contact Terrie Kothe
The Buffalo Sabres Sled Hockey organization is holding a bowling party Sunday, March 20, from 1:30-3:45 at Transit Lanes, 7850 Transit Road in Williamsville.
The party is open to sled hockey players, friends and families of all ages.
Cost is $10 per person for two hours of bowling, bowling shoes, light snacks, games, contests and prizes.
The facility features accessible lanes, ball ramps and gutter guards.
Contact Terrie Kothe for tickets and information.
The Buffalo Sabres Sled Hockey Intermediate B team played rival Mississauga to a 1-1 tie in Mississauga on March 5 in Mississauga.
Chase Irwin scored the Sabres lone goal, while Pierce Dunne made dozens of saves to keep the game close.
The Buffalo Sabres Sled Hockey Intermediate B team faced off in a rematch against North Cumberland on Feb. 26, and shut out their opponent 3-0 in Rideway, Ont. The victory evened the score after the Sabres suffered a 3-2 loss to the same team one week earlier.
A strong team effort led the Sabres to victory. Daniel Murray notched his second hat trick in the past three games. Kyle Dominiak and Tyler Ball recorded assists.
Pierce Dunne had another strong effort in goal, earning the shutout and securing the win. He got strong help from his defensive teammates including Patrick Smith.
The Buffalo Sabres Sled Hockey Intermediate B team traveled to Canada on Feb. 19 for two games, coming away with a decisive 5-2 win against Peterborough and a hard-fought 3-2 loss to North Cumberland.
In the first game Saturday, three Sabres players scored: Daniel Murray had a hat trick, while Kyle Dominiak and John Uplinger both scored goals to power the team to victory. The overall team effort was strong at both ends of the ice against Peterborough.
On Sunday morning, the team fell behind early to a strong North Cumberland team, and fought back but fell short in a 3-2 tally. Daniel Murray scored twice in the loss. The two teams are meeting again this Saturday, Feb. 26.
The Buffalo Sabres Sled Hockey organization held its annual Pancake Breakfast fundraiser in late January, at Applebee's on Transit Road in Williamsville.
The event was a big success, and the organization would like to thank donors, volunteers and Applebee's for their support and hard work that made the event successful.
The Buffalo Sabres Intermediate B team hosted the Mississauga Cruisers on Nov. 20 and, despite despite knotting the score at 1-1 in the third period, ultimately lost 2-1 in a shootout.
The team fought hard through two periods but was down 1-0 until late in the game when Zach Leroy tied the score at 1-1 by notching the team's first regular-season goal this year.
The period ended with the two teams locked up. It proceeded to a shootout and the Intermediate B team players weren't able to find the back of the net, but Mississauga did score on the shootout to get the 2-1 victory.