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by Staff Writer / Buffalo Sabres
Andrew Peters (Photo: Jen Fuller)
The Buffalo Sabres today announced that the team will host the eighth-annual Buffalo Sabres Corporate Hockey Challenge on March 1, 2012 at First Niagara Center.

The Buffalo Sabres Corporate Hockey Challenge is a 16-team, 3-on-3 hockey tournament held annually at First Niagara Center that pairs Sabres Alumni with members of participating companies in a 16-team tournament to raise money for the Buffalo Sabres Foundation.

Representatives from the participating teams will be invited to attend Buffalo’s home game on Friday, Feb. 24 against the Boston Bruins with one guest. At the game, the teams will participate in a live “Alumni Draft” in which they will select the former Sabres player that will join their team for the tournament.

The teams will take the ice on Thursday, March 1 at First Niagara Center, with the entire tournament taking place on that day from 8-3 pm. The day will be capped with a happy hour and dinner for all of the participants, with a chance to tell their tales of glory as they recap their moments on the Buffalo Sabres home ice. The cost to participate is $3500 per team and interested parties can contact Ed Grudzinski at (716) 855-4174 or

The Buffalo Sabres Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit foundation that is committed to enhancing the quality of life in the Western New York region. In the process, the Buffalo Sabres Foundation strives to assist worthwhile organizations that make this region a better place to live and work. The primary focus of the foundation is to assist youth hockey initiatives, support children's health and wellness initiatives (specifically those that serve the underprivileged and handicapped) and provide support to non-profit organizations that provide vital services to those in need in our community.
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