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Third annual Prospects Challenge set for September 8-11 at HarborCenter

Buffalo, Boston and New Jersey will be joined by Pittsburgh in this year's round-robin challenge

by Sabres PR @SabresPR / Sabres.com

The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team will again host the Prospects Challenge from September 8 to 11 at HarborCenter.

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Estephan's postseason run continues in WHL conference final

by Kris Baker @SabresProspects / SabresProspects.com

Giorgio Estephan (2016, sixth round) notched a first-period assist Tuesday as Lethbridge advanced to the Western Hockey League Eastern Conference Final with an exciting 5-4 overtime victory at Medicine Hat in Game 7.

Estephan, who has been on fire throughout the playoffs but was unable to score in the final three games of the series with Medicine Hat, got back on track with a pair of goals Friday as Lethbridge opened the conference final with a 3-2 victory over Regina.

Estephan made it a 1-1 game at 13:23 of the second period when he glided into a soft spot in the Pats' defense and buried a one-timer from the right hash marks for his ninth goal of the playoffs.

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Estephan, Pu prep for Game 7s on Tuesday

Stephens' and Osmanski's junior clubs advance

by Kris Baker @SabresProspects / SabresProspects.com

Giorgio Estephan (2015, sixth round) added five more points to his playoff resume last week as Lethbridge couldn't close out their playoff series with Medicine Hat, and thus will play a seventh and deciding game Tuesday on the road with the winner advancing to the Western Hockey League Eastern Conference Final.

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Estephan records 4-point night as playoffs continue

by Kris Baker @SabresProspects / SabresProspects.com

Giorgio Estephan (2015, sixth round) had a huge night Saturday, completing the hat trick with an empty-net goal and adding one assist to guide Lethbridge to a 7-4 victory over Medicine Hat in Game 2 of the Western Hockey League Eastern Conference semifinal series.

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Frozen Four Update: Malone, Petersen eliminated

Harvard and Notre Dame were bounced from the national semifinals on Thursday

by Kris Baker @SabresProspects / SabresProspects.com

It was a tale of two games Thursday at United Center in Chicago as the NCAA Frozen Four semifinals provided an exciting nail-biter of an opener that went right down to the wire, followed by a blowout in the nightcap. In the end, both Sabres prospects vying to become part of a national championship team came away empty.

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Hagel leads WHL playoff scoring with 6 goals

by Kris Baker @SabresProspects / SabresProspects.com

Red Deer Rebels winger Brandon Hagel (2016, sixth round) had a breakout campaign during the 2016-17 regular season with 31 goals and 71 points in 65 games, including an impressive finishing kick with nine goals and 15 points in his final six contests.

It's safe to say Hagel's highly-productive ways have continued into the Western Hockey League postseason.

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Petersen, Malone advance to Frozen Four

by Kris Baker @SabresProspects / SabresProspects.com

Two Sabres prospects will get the chance to play for a national title as their teams advanced to the 2017 NCAA Men's Division-I Hockey Frozen Four Championship over the weekend.

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Four Sabres prospects headed to NCAA Tournament

by Kris Baker @SabresProspects / Sabres.com

Four Sabres prospects will see their seasons continue when the 2017 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament kicks off Friday.

Sean Malone (2016, sixth round) and Harvard advanced to the NCAA tournament as the top seed in the East Regional, where they'll face Sabres defensive prospect Anthony Florentino (2013, fifth round) and the Providence Friars, who advanced to the tournament with an at-large berth after being idle last week.

In Friday's ECAC Hockey Tournament semifinal, Malone netted his first career NCAA hat trick as Harvard dominated Quinnipiac 4-1.

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Malone has 6-point weekend as NCAA tourneys roll on

by Kris Baker @SabresProspects / SabresProspects.com

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In the ECAC Tournament Quarterfinal, Sean Malone (2013, sixth round) netted a goal and three helpers Friday to lead Harvard to a 6-4 victory over Yale. 

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Guhle has 4-point outing in return from injury

by Kris Baker @SabresProspects / SabresProspects.com

Brendan Guhle (2015, second round) returned to the Prince George lineup Friday, notching a career-high four points that included both the second shorthanded goal of his Western Hockey League career and his third game-winner of the season as the Cougars cruised to an 8-4 victory over Kamloops. 

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