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Hockey Fights Cancer Night in Buffalo set for November 29

All fans attending the Sabres' game against Seattle at KeyBank Center will receive a Sabres Hockey Fights Cancer scarf

by Sabres Press Release @SabresPR / Sabres.com

The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team, in partnership with Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, will again take part in the NHL's Hockey Fights Cancer program during the team's home game against the Seattle Kraken on Monday, November 29 at 7 p.m.

As part of an NHL-wide initiative to raise money and awareness for cancer research, the Sabres will be hosting events throughout the night in support of local cancer patients and their charitable organizations.

All fans attending the game will receive a Sabres Hockey Fights Cancer scarf.

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Sabres Holiday Angels program underway for 2021

Team is partnering with Child & Family Services on adopt-a-family program

by Sabres Press Release @SabresPR / Sabres.com

Holiday Angels 2021

Holiday Angels 2021

The Sabres will once again partner with Child & Family Services for the return of the Sabres Holiday Angels program

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The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team will partner with Child & Family Services for the return of the Sabres Holiday Angels program. Sabres Holiday Angels is an adopt-a-family program that allows Sabres fans to support their neighbors in need this holiday season.

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Sabres, Wegmans, Audacy partner for 2021 'Turkeys For Tickets' drive

Annual turkey drive returns this season after being postponed last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic

by Sabres Press Release @SabresPR / Sabres.com

The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team will partner with Wegmans and Audacy for a Thanksgiving turkey drive on Thursday, Nov. 18 to benefit the Buffalo City Mission and FeedMore WNY.

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Sabres proudly introduce Rick as the franchise's 1st team dog

Team has partnered with WNY Heroes to foster puppy who is training to become a service dog

by Chris Ryndak @ChrisRyndak / Sabres.com

Meet Rick, the Buffalo Sabres' first team dog.

Based on an overwhelming number of fan responses, Rick is named after Sabres Hall-of-Fame play-by-play announcer Rick Jeanneret, who is in his final year calling games. 

Rick the Team Dog is an (approximately) 8-month-old Newfoundland who was rescued by the Niagara County SPCA.

The Sabres have partnered with WNY Heroes and their Pawsitive for Heroes program to make Rick a member of the Sabres family this season. 

Rick is currently being trained to be a service dog for a local veteran. The Buffalo Sabres Foundation is sponsoring Rick's training.

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Sabres to celebrate Val James Night on November 6

James became the 1st Black American to play in the NHL 40 years ago

by Chris Ryndak @ChrisRyndak / Sabres.com

Celebrating Val James

Celebrating Val James' historic achievement

Forty years ago, Val James because the first Black player born in the United State to play in the NHL when he suited up for the Sabres

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November 1 marks the 40th anniversary of Val James' NHL debut and the Buffalo Sabres will commemorate the milestone during their next home game on Saturday, November 6 against the Detroit Red Wings. 

When James suited up for the Sabres for the first time in 1981, he became the first Black American to play in the NHL. The accomplishment was overlooked at the time, but the moment's significance has garnered the attention it deserves over the past few years. 

James, who resides in Niagara Falls, Ontario, will be unable to attend the game, but shared his heartfelt thanks to the Sabres community for organizing the night.

"I'm afraid I will not be able to join you on November 6 for the game, but I still appreciate the fact that you are supporting me and honoring me for my achievement of becoming the first African American to play NHL hockey 40 years ago," James said in a video statement released by the team.

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Hometown Heroes Night put spotlight on local frontline workers

Sabres warmup jerseys featured the names of season-ticket holders

by Jourdon LaBarber @jourdonlabarber / Sabres.com

Saluting WNY's Hometown Heroes

Saluting WNY's Hometown Heroes

The Buffalo Sabres are proud to honor all the heroes of Western New York, especially during these difficult times

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The Buffalo Sabres hosted "Hometown Heroes Night" presented by New Wave Energy during the team's game against the Washington Capitals at KeyBank Center on Friday. 

The night honored community heroes in Western New York including active and former members of our nation's armed forces, first responders, and frontline workers. 

 

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Sabres, Penguins to co-host Pride Game on April 17 at KeyBank Center

Game will be nationally televised on NBC

by Sabres Press Release @SabresPR / Sabres.com

The Buffalo Sabres and Pittsburgh Penguins will celebrate the LGBTQ+ community as they co-host the NHL's first-ever joint Pride Game on Saturday, April 17 at KeyBank Center in Buffalo. The game will be nationally televised on NBC at 3 p.m.

The Sabres and Penguins' Pride Game aims to bring together two cities to celebrate LGBTQ+ communities by sharing stories of inclusion, hope and allyship. 

"Together with the Penguins, we hope this joint Pride Game will represent the spirit of inclusion that we know exists in our organization and our community," Sabres vice president of community relations Rich Jureller said. "This will be a special day and we're thrilled that fans will be in KeyBank Center to celebrate with us. Hockey truly is for everyone and we encourage all of our fans to join us in our support of the LGBTQ+ community." 

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Sabres' Learn to Play program helping to grow girls hockey

Program provides role models in current and former women's hockey players

by Jourdon LaBarber @jourdonlabarber / Sabres.com

Olivia DeLise stepped onto the ice for the first time during an open skate at Northtown Center when she was three years old. Her father estimates she made it about five feet with assistance from a walker before venturing out on her own.

"We were like, 'No, Olivia, you need to have the cone, you've never skated before,'" Ron DeLise said. "Sure enough, she dished the cone away. It took her probably between 30 minutes and 40 minutes to make it around the rink once, but sure enough that little stinker did it."

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Hockey Fights Cancer Night in Buffalo slated for March 18

Sabres to host 700 frontline workers and their guests at the game

by Sabres Press Release @SabresPR / Sabres.com

The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team, in partnership with Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, will host its Hockey Fights Cancer™ Night during the home game against the Boston Bruins on Thursday, March 18, at 7 p.m. 

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Sabres Holiday Angels program returns for 2020

In partnership with Child & Family Services, this year's adopt-a-family program is presented by WellNow Urgent Care

by Sabres Press Release @SabresPR / Sabres.com

Sabres Holiday Angels 2020

Sabres Holiday Angels program returns for 2020

Sabres Holiday Angels is an adopt-a-family program that allows Sabres fans to support their neighbors in need this holiday season.

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The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team will partner with Child & Family Services and WellNow Urgent Care for the return of the Sabres Holiday Angels program. Sabres Holiday Angels is an adopt-a-family program that allows Sabres fans to support their neighbors in need this holiday season.

"Since the inception of the Sabres Holiday Angels program, we've seen Western New Yorkers brighten the holiday season for hundreds of their neighbors," said Rich Jureller, Sabres vice president of community relations. "We take immense pride in the generosity our fans show every year and look forward to seeing their response in an especially difficult time for many members of our community."

Sabres fans can visit Sabres.com/HolidayAngels to adopt a family to provide gifts to.

After registering, fans will receive information via email with details regarding gifts for the family they have been chosen to support. Information will typically include age, gender, clothing size and interests for each person to assist with shopping efforts.

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