'While at least two other potential ownership groups have been identified – one that wants a team for Portland, Ore., and the other a Utica-based group that would keep the team in Buffalo – several sources said Hamister's group remains the team's most likely suitor.'
Archives for June 29, 2002
'Sherry Bassin, the managing partner and general manager of the Erie Otters, has a reputation in NHL circles for successfully building hockey teams. That reputation is so solid, in fact, that Bassin's name has been associated with one of three groups of investors interested in buying the beleaguered Buffalo Sabres.'
'Hamister, CEO and founder of the Buffalo-based National Health Care Affiliates and owner of the Arena Football League Buffalo Destroyers, is not considered to have the financial resources to pursue the team on his own. As a result, he has also met with a series of unidentified investors that are expected to join him in buying the team.'