'Hockey fans from both cities responded, too. A crowd of 8,462 showed up. Amerks fans flooded the sidewalks before the game, proudly wearing their red, white and blue sweaters. Sabres jerseys were very prevalent, too. ”They said they were playing here, so we knew we’d be here,” said Kelly Vandewalle of Williamson, an Amerks season ticket holder for nine years who was decked out in an Amerk No. 32 Andrew Peters sweater.'
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