Chapman, Mrozik have American pride

The Buffalo Sabres announced on Friday the signing of defensemen Brian Chapman (pictured) and Rick Mrozik for the 2003-04 season. Both players are expected to help solidify the Rochester Americans’ defense. (Submitted by: JT)

A-Maize-ing fun in Wheatfield

'The puzzle has a new twist this year as owners Patrick and Traci Garland teamed up with the Buffalo Sabres to offer hockey ticket giveaways, include player appearances and cut the 10-foot-high design in the shape of the team's logo.'

Sabres simply a-maize-ing

‘The Garland’s hope to challenge the wits of those seeking to find the one and only exit from their Sabres theme puzzle.’

TheSabre MAiZE

With two 8-acre cornfields planted and their new mind-boggling designs now created, the Garland Family is bringing the “MaiZE craze” back to Buffalo. The two popular Western New York labyrinths, that drew thousands of visitors last fall, will once again get curious maze-goers lost when they open to the public on August 22nd.

Rick Mrozik signs with Buffalo Sabres

'Mrozik is scheduled to report to Buffalo’s training camp on Sept. 11. He’ll either stick with the NHL club or be assigned to a minor league affiliate after the camp is completed later that month. He said he hopes to get called up at some point during the season.'

Empire Sports Network trims its lineup, staff

'Adelphia really has little other option than to keep the games on Empire or a local cable channel since no one else was willing to pay the exorbitant $6.5 million annual rights fee it agreed to pay the Sabres before the cable carriage crisis occurred.'

Sabres Alumni plan Jamestown event

'Tickets are on sale for the upcoming Buffalo Sabres Alumni Charity hockey game Sept. 17 in Jamestown Savings Bank Ice Arena.'

Empire Sports cuts staff, programming

'Haywood said pre and post-Sabres game coverage will continue including the "Hockey Hotline" show.'

The Garland Family unveils this Year’s Buffalo/Niagara Design

With two 8-acre cornfields planted and their new mind-boggling designs now created, the Garland Family is bringing the “MaiZE craze” back to Buffalo. The two popular Western New York labyrinths, that drew thousands of visitors last fall, will once again get curious maze-goers lost when they open to the public on August 22nd.

Sabres lease Pepsi Center fitness area for a month

'The Amherst Town Board on Monday approved an agreement granting the Buffalo Sabres exclusive use of the fitness center's equipment facilities on the second floor of the Pepsi Center for $1,000 through Sept. 19.'

Treasures and kitsch at Knox estate sale

'One room in the house was devoted to sports material, including a large collection of Sabres memorabilia from the period when Seymour H. III and Northrup Knox ran the team.'

Tickets on Sale for Selected 2003 Preseason Games

The Buffalo Sabres announced today tickets for selected preseason games are now on sale. The 2003 Buffalo Sabres Training Camp begins in less than one month, so now is the time to purchase your seats to catch the first glimpse of the 2003-04 edition.

Bidding adieu to Knox era

'More than Buffalo Sabres memorabilia, pianos, fine furniture and antiques will be going . . . going . . . gone! Saturday when an estate auction is held in the former Seymour H. Knox home in Knox State Park, East Aurora.'

Tickets on sale for Sabres vs. Senators in St. Catharines

'Tickets may be purchased on a first come, first serve basis, from the Recreation and Community Services Department, located at 320 Geneva Street (across from the Fairview Mall) beginning Wednesday, August 13, 2003 at 8:30 a.m.'

Taking Care of Business

The effectiveness of sports agents in the National Hockey League today relies solely on their ability to know what their client wants and doesn’t want. The agent must always put the client’s best interests first. Miroslav Satan’s agent is the best in the business at doing just that. “Miro has one of the finer agents in the business,” said Sabres General Manager Darcy Regier. “Himself.”