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Talk about a ‘power play’ Events

What a year for hockey in western New York!

If you’re a long-suffering Buffalo Sabres fan, like me, you’re probably trying to restrain your enthusiasm as playoff season nears. As the current points leader in the National Hockey League, the Sabres are clearly one of this year’s favorites to take home the Stanley Cup. Of course, championships have proven illusive to sports franchises from Buffalo, so let’s not get too far ahead of ourselves. For now, I’m just enjoying the ride.

And how ‘bout them Tigers? After sweeping Air Force in a two-game home stand this weekend, RIT’s men’s hockey team is poised to become champions of the Atlantic Hockey Association in only the team’s second season of Division I competition.

This Friday, Feb. 16, at Frank Ritter Ice Arena, these two great teams join forces for a different type of power play. RIT will present Buffalo Sabres Night, featuring a guest appearance by Derek Roy. In his second season playing center for the Sabres, the Ottawa native has quickly become one of the team’s many young standout performers. Roy will be available to sign autographs, and the Sabres’ mascot, Sabretooth, will be there as well to greet fans.

With the excitement being generated by these two hockey teams, I dare say events like Sabres Night create a synergy that only heightens RIT’s profile as an emerging Division I powerhouse. Now let’s hope that both teams finish their 2006-2007 campaigns by celebrating championships.

Especially the Sabres…please!!!!!

  1. Will
    Feb 13

    As a die hard fan of the Boston Red Sox, I can attest that miracles do happen!

  2. Dave
    Feb 14

    For us Yankees fans miracles happen 26 times a century :D

  3. Paul Stella
    Feb 14

    Sure, rub it in, Dave. As Will knows, my portfolio of teams includes the Sabres, the Bills, and the San Diego Padres. Yeah, 0-8 in modern-day championships! Life is good. :(

  4. Will
    Feb 14

    Keep in mind that today's champion could be tomorrow's loser and vice versa. That's why even though my teams have been pretty good lately, 2001, 2003 and 2004 Patriots as well as the 2004 Sox, I never gloat, unlike fans of some teams! :)

  5. Dave
    Feb 14

    I wouldn't call it gloating. I call it pride. Plus I'm a Bills fan too, so they sort of offset.

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