After being narrowed down to six finalists, fans selected Nicholas Rein - an engineer in the United States Coast Guard - as the grand-prize winner of the Winter Classic Story contest.
Rein will receive an “Ultimate Fan Experience” package that will include two tickets to watch a Sabres home game in the press box, a Zamboni ride, the opportunity to tour the production truck before a game and the chance to attend a post-game press conference during the 2008-09 regular season.
Each of the six finalists will receive a replica Buffalo Sabres Vintage Winter Classic Hockey Jersey and their own copy of “The Making of a Classic”
After receiving more than 200 written submissions, the field was narrowed down to six contestants by the Buffalo Sabres staff. Their Winter Classic stories were displayed on Sabres TV and voted on by the fans. Click here for rules and regulations."MY CLASSIC STORIES"