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by Staff Writer / Buffalo Sabres
Puck Drop '08 (Photo: Bill Wippert)
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the schedule for this Saturday’s “Puck Drop 2009” at HSBC Arena. This day-long event will be an opportunity for fans of all ages to share in the excitement of the first day of training camp with a full day of events, including the opportunity to purchase individual tickets for the new season. Admission and HSBC Arena ramp parking are both free.

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Individual game tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Saturday. To purchase tickets by phone, call 1-888-223-6000, or visit or to purchase online. Visit or call 1-888-GO-SABRES for more information.

Season ticket holders will also be able to pick up their 2009-10 tickets beginning at 9 a.m.

The Sabres veterans will hit the ice for the first time this season beginning at 9:30 a.m. That will be followed by a rookie scrimmage in the afternoon.

A limited number of commemorative bricks from “The Aud” will go on sale at 10 a.m. in front of The Sabres Store. This limited edition brick is an authentic piece of outer limestone from the Buffalo Memorial Auditorium, with a commemorative medallion affixed to it. The bricks come in two sizes – 3”x4”x2.5” ($49); 3”x8”x2.5” ($69) – and will go sale outside The Sabres Store beginning at 10 a.m. Larry Playfair and Danny Gare will be on hand to autograph the bricks.

A few of the current Sabres will be available for autographs in the Plaza area at Noon, and there will also be an Alumni autograph session at 2 p.m. featuring Sabres fan favorites from years past.

“Puck Drop 2009” will play host to the second annual Buffalo Sabres Adult Street HockeyFest on the streets surrounding HSBC Arena. This is a day-long street hockey tournament featuring men and women ages 18 and up. The first games will begin at 9 a.m.

Other “Puck Drop 2009” events include live music in the plaza area by The Rockas from Noon- 2 p.m.; food and drink available for purchase both inside and outside the Arena; and a Sabres Kidz Zone featuring interactive games. The Sabres Puck Patrol will also have three street hockey rinks set up outside. Children under 12 must wear a helmet to participate, and it is recommended that you bring your own sticks and equipment.

Beginning at 9 a.m. fans will also have the opportunity to purchase Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band tickets for their performance at HSBC Arena on Sunday, November 22 at 7:30 p.m.

Fans should also note that due to the Street Hockey tournament, Perry Street will be closed from Seymour H. Knox III Plaza (Main Street) to Illinois Street, and Washington Street will be closed from Scott Street to Perry Street in front of the Arena to allow families to enjoy in the festivities. Fans driving to HSBC Arena should plan alternate routes to account for the street closings. Free parking will be available in the HSBC Arena parking ramp located on Illinois Street and the surface lots located on Perry Street which will be accessible when approaching from either Michigan or South Park Avenues.

Team Name Captain Last Name
Metallic Rage Keitz
Pretty Louies Sudik
Nickel Creek Buffalo's Golas
The Other Team Coventry
Hockeyfreaks Castronovo
Steve's Five Hole Brennan
The Enforcers Jacobs
The Fiz Filozof
On the Rocks Dritschel
Fort Erie Street Frogs Girdlestone
Shoot to Thrill Termer
Stallions Sterner
Banditland Szukala
Wedesday Specials Snyder
Robmar Concrete Lewis
Specials B Puehn
CrazySkills Reinacher
Those We Don't Speak Of Kariman
Banzai Monkeys McHugh
Piranha Blue Carpentieri
Team Sugarbush Wolowski
Team DMB Walters
Inglorious Kids Without Parents Schiffmacher
Willowbrook Farms Ford
Chernobyl Atomic Elk Miller
Team Gooch Bradley
The Sleepers Hart
Predators Stampfer
Uncle Ned's Kids Marzello
So I Lehtinen Miner
Dangl Fyfe
Lanich Lanich
Team Name Captain Last Name
Old Timers Herman
The Glaciers Baldauf
Parkside Elite Kelly
The D.K's Hetrick
Not A Chance in Hell Chapman
Scary Good Meeker
Alan's Wolf Pack Straus
Van Buren Boys Flitt
Dharma Initiative Rojek
Jesters Krecisz
Renegades Moe
Team Heart McCrea
The Mighy Pack Johnston
WNY Selects Peters
A Win Would be Nice Marren
Jive Turkey McFarland
Charlestown Chiefs Miller
Moose Wasserman
Spraytech Coatings Strasser
DL Mustangs Wright
Advantage Electric Blas
St. Louis Hot Plates Grote
Snipeshow Ristine
The Misfits Guetti
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