FULL SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED FOR PROSPECTS CHALLENGE

BUFFALO, N.Y. (September 1, 2015) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced the full tournament schedule for the Prospects Challenge, presented by Tops Friendly Markets, in September at First Niagara Center and HARBORCENTER.

Click here to view Buffalo’s roster for the Prospects Challenge.

The Boston Bruins and New Jersey Devils will compete with the Sabres in the round-robin challenge featuring prospects from each team. The participating teams will each play two games during the course of the event.

Tickets for the games are $10, and can be purchased in person at the First Niagara Center Box Office, by phone at 1-888-223-6000 or online at www.sabres.com.

All practices and morning skates will take place at First Niagara Center unless otherwise noted, and will be free and open to the public. A full schedule for the Prospects Challenge is below:

Friday, Sept. 11

  • Buffalo Practice: 9 – 11 a.m.
  • New Jersey practice: 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • Boston practice: 3 – 5 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 12

  • Buffalo morning skate: 10 – 11 a.m.
  • New Jersey morning skate: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Boston practice: 1 – 3 p.m.
  • Buffalo vs. New Jersey, 7 p.m., First Niagara Center

Sunday, Sept. 13

  • Buffalo practice: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Boston morning skate: 10 – 11 a.m. (at HARBORCENTER)
  • New Jersey morning skate: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (at HARBORCENTER)
  • Boston vs. New Jersey, 7 p.m., HARBORCENTER

Monday, Sept. 14

  • Buffalo morning skate: 10 – 11 a.m.
  • Boston morning skate: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Buffalo vs. Boston, 7 p.m., First Niagara Center

SABRES CAP SEASON TICKET SALES AT 16,000

BUFFALO, N.Y. (August 26, 2015) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has capped season ticket sales for the 2015-16 season at 16,000 tickets. The cap is designed to ensure the availability of mini packs and individual game tickets for all fans.

“The fact that we had such a high rate of renewal from our season ticket holders is really a testament to the direction our organization is headed,” Sabres president Russ Brandon said. “There’s a tremendous amount of excitement surrounding our team and we can’t wait to get on the ice.”

The Sabres had 96 percent of season ticket holders renew their tickets for the 2015-16 season, marking the 10th consecutive season featuring a renewal rate higher than 90 percent. The team still has more than 2,000 people on the Blue & Gold Club season ticket waiting list.

With season tickets capped at 16,000, fans are encouraged to order mini packs to save on box office prices and guarantee the best possible seat locations. Fans that held mini packs last season can renew their mini packs starting at 12 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 27, and mini packs will be available to the general public at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 3.

Individual game tickets will go on sale to all fans on Saturday, Sept. 19 at 10 a.m. All tickets can be purchased in person at the First Niagara Center Box Office, by phone at 1-888-223-6000 or online at www.sabres.com.

SABRES INTRODUCE PROSPECTS CHALLENGE

Boston Bruins, New Jersey Devils will join Sabres in round-robin prospects tournament from Sept. 12-14

BUFFALO, N.Y. (August 11, 2015) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team will host the Prospects Challenge, presented by Tops Friendly Markets, from Sept. 12 to 14 at First Niagara Center and HARBORCENTER.

The Boston Bruins and New Jersey Devils will compete with the Sabres in the round-robin challenge featuring prospects from each team. The participating teams will play two games during the course of the three-day event.

Tickets for the games are $10 each, and can be purchased in person at the First Niagara Center Box Office, by phone at 1-888-223-6000 or online at www.sabres.com. A full schedule for the Prospects Challenge is below:

Saturday, Sept. 12: Buffalo vs. New Jersey, 7 p.m., First Niagara Center

Sunday, Sept. 13: Boston vs. New Jersey, 7 p.m., HARBORCENTER

Monday, Sept. 14: Buffalo vs. Boston, 7 p.m., First Niagara Center

SABRES SIGN GUHLE TO ENTRY-LEVEL CONTRACT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (July 27, 2015) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has signed defenseman Brendan Guhle to a three-year, entry-level contract.

Guhle (6’1”, 186 lbs., 7/29/1997), the Sabres’ second-round (51st overall) selection in the 2015 NHL Draft, has spent the last two seasons playing for the Prince Albert Raiders of the Western Hockey League.

During the 2014-15 season, Guhle ranked second among Prince Albert defensemen in assists (27) and third in points (32) while playing in all of the team’s 72 games. The Sherwood Park, Alberta native has 42 points (5+37) in 123 games for the Raiders during the last two seasons.

Russ Brandon Media Availability Audio

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