'Seats for the 7 p.m. game are priced at $12 (100 and 200 levels) and $8 (300).'
The Buffalo Sabres announced today that tickets will go on sale Tuesday (Sept. 2) at 9 a.m. for the Sabres’ exhibition game against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Oct. 4 at HSBC Arena. The 2003 Buffalo Sabres’ Training Camp begins in two weeks, so now is the time to purchase your seats to catch the first glimpse of the 2003-04 team.
For the third consecutive season, the Buffalo Sabres are proud to announce their involvement with the Icebreakers, a program designed to introduce the sport of ice hockey to young girls between 6- and 12-years-old. Each Icebreaker will enjoy a comprehensive, free five-week hockey experience that will teach, enlighten and encourage the participants in all phases of hockey.
'Gilbert Perreault and Rene Robert were among a host of former and current players who shot short segments for the planned 30-minute film that mines the glory years once again. Their hair is grayer, but squint a little and you could envision the electric atmosphere on many nights as the flashy youngsters streaked down the ice with Rick Martin as the famed French Connection. Listen closely, and you could hear the faint echo of "Thank you, Sabres."'
'"We're just trying to introduce our fans to the season that's coming up. Also to remind them that there is a 34 year history of the franchise. You know we had a bad year last year but Mr. Golisano bought the team in the spring and we've had some positive things happen in the summer and we wanted to bridge that," Mike Gilbert, Vice President of Communications.'
Today, the Buffalo Sabres began shooting scenes for their new hockey documentary, Hockeymentary. The documentary, which will complete shooting tomorrow, focuses on the glory years of the organization and features both current and legendary Sabres. Curtis Brown, Eric Boulton, Rene Robert and Gil Perreault all make appearances sharing their most memorable experiences about wearing the Sabres sweater.
'"We're looking for players who can make a difference here. We believe Chris is that," Regier said. "When you get the type of player that Chris is, you want to make the commitment, you want them to make the commitment, and you believe that you can create a strong winning environment."'
'"He exemplifies winning," Darcy Regier said.'
'''The term of it shows a lot of commitment right there it's a long time,'' said Drury. ''Certainly in our business anything can happen, but I think the commitment shown by (the Sabres) that they want me here and it's a two-way street, I want to be here that's why I signed a four-year deal.'''
'''He felt at this point it was in his best long-term interest to play in his home country for a year,'' said Evans. ''I don't think it was a matter of happiness or unhappiness. It's just something that he wanted to do.'''
'"We are proud to announce today that we have signed Chris (Drury) to a contract. He is going to be here, playing as a Buffalo Sabre and everyone is extremely enthusiastic and excited about it. Like many things that have been happening since last year, the team and its surrounding environment is looking more and more positive. Adding Chris Drury to the roster is just one of the many pluses that have been added to this team."'
'"Chris Drury is a top-line, NHL center who has won numerous championships at all levels," Sabres general manager Darcy Regier said in a statement. "He is an excellent playmaker and has been a consistent goal scorer throughout his career."'
'Drury's arrival leaves the Sabres with two unsigned restricted free agents — leading scorer Miroslav Satan and stalwart defenseman Jay McKee — two weeks before the start of training camp.'
'Buffalo Sabres General Manager Darcy Regier announced today the team has signed restricted free agent center Chris Drury to a four-year contract.
‘Probably not coincidentally, Chapman’s former teammate and coach with the Moose — Scott Arniel — is an assistant coach with the Sabres. Chapman was the Moose captain for the past four seasons and is the franchise leader in games played with 447.’