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Local College and High School Hockey Schedules

Since the players and owners don’t give a crap about the fans (yes Ryan Miller, my chin is resting on my goal stick and I’m looking right at you while wearing ear plugs so Derek Roy’s really loud Ferrari doesn’t make me go deaf and laughing at the foolishness of Thomas Vanek tweeting about owners stupidly handing out long term, big money deals) , let’s support hockey in one of its more pure forms. Great thread from our forums started by TD, this schedule was posted by Sabres + Amerks.

http://www.eteamz.com/WNYHSCHL/schedules/index.cfm?season=748077&division=5595345&iRowShowOverride=30

Fri 12/7/12 7pm Akron vs. Jamestown Jamestown Ice Arena
Fri 12/7/12 9pm Maryvale vs. Southwestern/Maple Grove Jamestown Ice Arena
Sat 12/8/12 7pm City Honors/Cardinal O’Hara vs. Jamestown Jamestown Ice Arena
Sat 12/8/12 9pm ALDENvs. Southwestern/Maple Grove Jamestown Ice Arena
Sun 12/9/12 11:30am Depew vs. Olean Olean Rec. Center
Sun 12/9/12 8:45pm Maryvale vs. ALDEN Leisure Rinks
Tue 12/11/12 6:30pm Maryvale vs. City Honors/Cardinal O’Hara Riverside Ice Arena
Wed 12/12/12 8pm Jamestown vs. Depew Depew Rec. Center
Fri 12/14/12 9pm Olean vs. ClevHill/JFK Leisure Rinks
Fri 12/14/12 9:15pm Southwestern/Maple Grove vs. Akron Hyde Park
Sun 12/16/12 11:30am Southwestern/Maple Grove vs. Olean Olean Rec. Center
Tue 12/18/12 6:30pm Akron vs. City Honors/Cardinal O’Hara Riverside Ice Arena
Fri 12/21/12 9:15pm ALDENvs. Akron Hyde Park
Sat 12/22/12 8:45pm Olean vs. Maryvale Cheektowaga Rec. Center
Sat 12/22/12 9pm ClevHill/JFK vs. Southwestern/Maple Grove Jamestown Ice Arena
Fri 12/28/12 7:15pm Southwestern/Maple Grove vs. ALDENLeisure Rinks
Fri 12/28/12 9pm Depew vs. Akron Depew Rec. Center
Sat 12/29/12 3pm Jamestown vs. Southwestern/Maple Grove Jamestown Ice Arena
Sun 12/30/12 8:45pm Jamestown vs. ClevHill/JFK Leisure Rinks
Mon 12/31/12 3pm ALDENvs. ClevHill/JFK Leisure Rinks
Wed 1/2/13 8pm City Honors/Cardinal O’Hara vs. Depew Depew Rec. Center
Fri 1/4/13 7pm Olean vs. Jamestown Jamestown Ice Arena
Sat 1/5/13 7pm City Honors/Cardinal O’Hara vs. Southwestern/Maple Grove Jamestown Ice Arena
Sat 1/5/13 8:45pm Akron vs. Maryvale Cheektowaga Rec. Center
Sat 1/5/13 9pm ALDEN vs. Jamestown Jamestown Ice Arena
Sun 1/6/13 9:15pm City Honors/Cardinal O’Hara vs. ALDEN Leisure Rinks
Tue 1/8/13 6:30pm Maryvale vs. City Honors/Cardinal O’Hara Riverside Ice Arena
Fri 1/11/13 7pm Maryvale vs. Jamestown Jamestown Ice Arena
Fri 1/11/13 9pm Depew vs. Southwestern/Maple Grove Jamestown Ice Arena
Fri 1/11/13 9:15pm ClevHill/JFK vs. Akron Hyde Park

http://www.eteamz.com/WNYHSCHL/schedules….ShowOverride=30

Varsity Red League – Next 30 Games
Export: Date/Time: Game (Visitor vs. Home) : Location:
Fri 12/7/12 5:45pm Lancaster vs. East Aurora Leisure Rinks
Fri 12/7/12 9pm Canisius vs. St. Francis Leisure Rinks
Sat 12/8/12 9pm Orchard Park vs. Starpoint Hockey Outlet
Sat 12/8/12 9pm Cheektowaga vs. St. Joe’s Maroon North Town Center at Amherst
Sun 12/9/12 4pm Canisius vs. Lancaster Depew Rec. Center
Sun 12/9/12 7pm Cheektowaga vs. Orchard Park Leisure Rinks
Wed 12/12/12 8pm Orchard Park vs. Hutch-Tech Riverside Ice Arena
Fri 12/14/12 7:15pm Hutch-Tech vs. St. Francis Leisure Rinks
Sat 12/15/12 8pm Canisius vs. Cheektowaga Depew Rec. Center
Sat 12/15/12 9pm East Aurora vs. Starpoint Hockey Outlet
Sun 12/16/12 4pm Starpoint vs. Lancaster Depew Rec. Center
Sun 12/16/12 8:45pm East Aurora vs. Canisius Leisure Rinks
Fri 12/21/12 7:30pm – 9:30pm St. Francis vs. East Aurora Leisure Rinks
Sat 12/22/12 8pm – 10pm Hutch-Tech vs. Cheektowaga Depew Rec. Center
Sat 12/22/12 9pm St. Francis vs. Starpoint Hockey Outlet
Sat 12/22/12 9pm East Aurora vs. St. Joe’s Maroon North Town Center at Amherst
Sun 12/23/12 8:45pm Canisius vs. Orchard Park Leisure Rinks
Fri 12/28/12 5:45pm Lancaster vs. Orchard Park Leisure Rinks
Sat 12/29/12 8:45pm St. Francis vs. Cheektowaga Cheektowaga Rec. Center
Sun 12/30/12 4pm East Aurora vs. Lancaster Depew Rec. Center
Sun 12/30/12 7pm Hutch-Tech vs. Orchard Park Leisure Rinks
Fri 1/4/13 7:15pm Starpoint vs. East Aurora Leisure Rinks
Fri 1/4/13 9pm Lancaster vs. Canisius Leisure Rinks
Sat 1/5/13 9pm Starpoint vs. St. Joe’s Maroon North Town Center at Amherst
Sun 1/6/13 4pm St. Joe’s Maroon vs. Lancaster Depew Rec. Center
Mon 1/7/13 7:45pm Cheektowaga vs. St. Francis Leisure Rinks
Wed 1/9/13 8pm Starpoint vs. Hutch-Tech Riverside Ice Arena
Wed 1/9/13 8pm Orchard Park vs. Cheektowaga Depew Rec. Center
Fri 1/11/13 5:45pm Hutch-Tech vs. Canisius Leisure Rinks
Sat 1/12/13 9pm Lancaster vs. Starpoint Hockey Outlet

http://www.eteamz.com/WNYHSCHL/schedules….ShowOverride=30

Varsity Blue League – Next 30 Games
Export: Date/Time: Game (Visitor vs. Home) : Location:
Fri 12/7/12 7:15pm – 9:15pm Pioneer/Springville vs. Eden/Lakeshore Leisure Rinks
Sat 12/8/12 2:30pm – 4:30pm Eden/Lakeshore vs. Dunkirk/Fredonia Fredonia (Steele Hall Ice Arena)
Sat 12/8/12 8pm – 10pm South Park/Riverside vs. St. Joe’s ‘B’ North Buffalo Ice Arena – Tacoma
Sun 12/9/12 12pm – 2pm Iroquois vs. Niagara Catholic Riverside Ice Arena
Mon 12/10/12 8pm – 10pm Pioneer/Springville vs. South Park/Riverside Riverside Ice Arena
Wed 12/12/12 7:30pm – 9:30pm South Park/Riverside vs. Wilson/Newfane Hyde Park
Fri 12/14/12 5:15pm – 7:15pm Williamsville vs. Eden/Lakeshore Leisure Rinks
Sat 12/15/12 5:15pm – 7:15pm Niagara Catholic vs. Dunkirk/Fredonia Fredonia (Steele Hall Ice Arena)
Sat 12/15/12 9pm – 11pm Iroquois vs. Williamsville North Town Center at Amherst
Sun 12/16/12 7pm – 9pm Dunkirk/Fredonia vs. Pioneer/Springville Leisure Rinks
Mon 12/17/12 8pm – 10pm Dunkirk/Fredonia vs. South Park/Riverside Riverside Ice Arena
Wed 12/19/12 8pm – 10pm Williamsville vs. Niagara Catholic Riverside Ice Arena
Fri 12/21/12 9pm – 11pm Dunkirk/Fredonia vs. Williamsville North Town Center at Amherst
Sun 12/23/12 7pm – 9pm South Park/Riverside vs. Eden/Lakeshore Leisure Rinks
Wed 12/26/12 8pm – 10pm Eden/Lakeshore vs. Niagara Catholic Riverside Ice Arena
Fri 12/28/12 9pm – 11pm Wilson/Newfane vs. Iroquois Leisure Rinks
Sun 12/30/12 11:30am – 1:30pm Pioneer/Springville vs. Williamsville North Town Center at Amherst
Wed 1/2/13 7:30pm – 9:30pm St. Joe’s ‘B’ vs. Wilson/Newfane Hyde Park
Wed 1/2/13 8pm – 10pm Niagara Catholic vs. South Park/Riverside Riverside Ice Arena
Fri 1/4/13 5:45pm – 7:45pm Pioneer/Springville vs. Iroquois Leisure Rinks
Fri 1/4/13 9pm – 11pm Niagara Catholic vs. Williamsville North Town Center at Amherst
Mon 1/7/13 6pm – 8pm Niagara Catholic vs. Iroquois Leisure Rinks
Mon 1/7/13 8pm – 10pm Wilson/Newfane vs. South Park/Riverside Riverside Ice Arena
Wed 1/9/13 7:30pm – 9:30pm Eden/Lakeshore vs. Wilson/Newfane Hyde Park
Fri 1/11/13 7:15pm – 9:15pm Eden/Lakeshore vs. Pioneer/Springville Leisure Rinks
Sat 1/12/13 5:15pm – 7:15pm Wilson/Newfane vs. Dunkirk/Fredonia Fredonia (Steele Hall Ice Arena)
Sat 1/12/13 9pm – 11pm South Park/Riverside vs. Williamsville North Town Center at Amherst
Sun 1/13/13 12pm – 2pm Pioneer/Springville vs. Niagara Catholic Riverside Ice Arena
Sun 1/13/13 8:45pm – 10:45pm St. Joe’s ‘B’ vs. Eden/Lakeshore Leisure Rinks
Wed 1/16/13 7:30pm – 9:30pm Niagara Catholic vs. Wilson/Newfane Hyde Park

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The 14 Year Debate

Truth is often a matter of perspective, your perspective will define that truth.   The 2011-12 NHL season so far has not gone well for the Buffalo Sabres and their fans.   The Sabres have literally been one of the NHL’s worst five teams for most of the season and most of the team’s major woes seem to stem from the November 11th game versus the Bruins and the infamous “Lucic incident”.  Fans are restless, to say the least.

The franchise and its fans rode into the 2011-12 season full of hope and the warm fuzzy feelings of the continued Pegula honeymoon.  As a fan it was hard to believe we had an owner who was so passionate about the team and who seemed to have money to burn.  The paradigm for the Sabres changed overnight when Terry Pegula took over the team and it was something fans embraced with something akin to drunken exuberance.  But problems lurked underneath the surface of high priced free agents and sparkling locker rooms.

Recently the Sabres and many in the Buffalo media have asked the fans for patience.  The team’s struggles were and continue to be blamed almost solely on injuries, even if the injured player du jour had been struggling and was not a positive factor on the ice.  Ted Black said the Sabres needed a “bigger sample size” and supported the team’s talent level and plan for a future Cup at a time yet to be determined.  Darcy Regier, true to form, has done nothing to help the team or change the chemistry.  He spent close to $80 million of Terry Pegula’s money and delivered a bad team and perhaps even worse, a very boring team.  Lindy Ruff has been largely left alone to dangle in the heat of the fans growing anger, he just seems like a man who has no answers at the moment.  The players share a great deal of blame themselves but seem content to say “whatever”, shrug their shoulders and blame the hockey gods.

It seems like quite a quick turn around for a franchise that frankly had been on a roll since Pegula took control of the team.   The team and many in the Buffalo media love to point out Pegula has only owned the team for eleven months. An accurate point.  But what is ignored or completely dismissed is that it’s not eleven months for the fans.  It’s not eleven months for Ruff and Regier. The Sabres ask for patience and the talking heads on WGR castigate fans and claim there’s some kind of magical reset button due to Pegula’s purchase of the team, the perspective of the fans is just not acknowledged.  Pegula largely kept the hockey department intact and by doing so he kept fifteen years of frustration as well.

Frustrations with Regier and Ruff run deep among many Sabres fans.  For years there have been debates among fans about Ruff and Regier.  Pegula’s purchase of the team did not make those frustrations go away they merely pushed the debate to the sidelines for awhile.  While this is the first full season under Pegula, it is the fifteenth for Ruff, Regier and most of the team’s fans.  Players and owners have come and gone but Ruff, Regier and the fans have been the constants.  The fans will always be the constant.  And for their truth to be ignored to me is the height of arrogance.  The Buffalo Sabres exist to provide entertainment which they hope people will pay to see.  The Buffalo media exists to provide information and entertainment which they hope the people of Western New York will pay to read, watch and listen to.

The fans are not stupid.  Many have far sharper analysis, hockey minds and hockey experience than the people in the Buffalo media.  The fans in Buffalo are loyal but they are frustrated.  It was obvious going into camp that patience with certain players and Ruff was running thin.  For many there’s no more patience to give.  The eleven month spin doesn’t sell to many of us who have been fans of this team for decades.  Asking human beings to magically forget the events of the past is an unreasonable and unrealistic demand.  For nearly fifteen years fans have seen the same things from Ruff and Regier.  The same excuses, the same types of players come and go.  This year was different only in Pegula allowed Regier to spend a lot of money on players who have had very little impact to date.  They might in the future but for now it’s largely been wasted money.  The core of this team has been around for five or six years, depending on how you define it.  And with the exception of Thomas Vanek (who may very well start to think his talents are wasted in Buffalo), the team’s core has failed to deliver a playoff series victory since Briere and Drury left town.

A big change is needed but will it be enough?  If the team goes on a run and wins .600+ of their games will the frustrations with Regier, Ruff and the players go away?  Perhaps for a time.   At this point, however, anything short of a Cup will fail to erase the frustrations fans have with Regier and Ruff.  And like it or not, the fans are the customers.  It’s not good business to tell the customers they’re wrong and ignore their concerns.

 

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Sabres Jack O’Lantern

It’s one of our favorite times of year on the site, Halloween.  Anyone carving the Sabres into their pumpkins this year?

 

Sabres Jack O'Lantern

Carved by Amanda

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Help a fellow Sabres fan out

Kraig (aka Phineas) is a fellow Sabres fan and active member of SabreSFans.com’s message board. He has a serious mental health issue his insurance will not cover. Kraig could really use your help. Please visit http://www.giveforward.com/teamkraig for more information or to make a donation.  You can also visit our message board and read more about it in our Beyond Hockey section.  If you can also do what you can to spread the word it would be greatly appreciated.

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