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Bisons lose to Yanks on opening night, 1-0

  • Posted on April 8, 2010 at 10:47 pm

Buffalo BisonsFour Buffalo Bisons pitchers combined to allow just one run, but it went for naught as the offense was shut out and the Bisons fell to Scranton Wilkes-Barre on opening night Thursday, 1-0.

Buffalo pitcher Michael Connor relieved starter Tobi Steiner after 3.1 scoreless innings and made one mistake, serving up a pitch that Yankee right fielder David Winfree deposited into the stands for a solo home run in the fourth inning.

It turned out to be the game’s only run.

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Sloppy Sabres lose at Boston, 3-1

  • Posted on April 8, 2010 at 10:30 pm

Buffalo SabresThe Buffalo Sabres went into Boston Thursday night to take on a desperate Bruins team locked in a dog fight to make the playoffs.  Ryan Miller rested and Patrick Lalime started in his place while Jochen Hecht missed the game with an upper body injury.  Add it all up and it’s hardly surprising the Bruins skated to a 3-1 victory.

Lalime played well in net, stopping 31 shots but got little support from his teammates.  Derek Roy scored the game’s first goal for Buffalo 11 minutes into the first period after he stole the puck from Dennis Wideman and beat Tuukka Rask, but the Sabres went scoreless for the rest of the game while Boston scored three unanswered goals over the last two periods.

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Tyler Ennis wins AHL Rookie of the Year

  • Posted on April 8, 2010 at 3:54 pm

The American Hockey League announced today that forward Tyler Ennis of the Portland Pirates has been named the winner of the Dudley (Red) Garrett Memorial Award as the AHL’s outstanding rookie for the 2009-10 season, as voted by AHL coaches, players and media in each of the league’s 29 member cities.

Ennis, a first-round draft choice (26th overall) by the Buffalo Sabres in 2008, leads all AHL rookies with 23 goals (tied), 42 assists and 65 points in 69 games for Portland this season. He is also second with six game-winning goals and third with nine power-play tallies. Ennis’s first four professional points came courtesy of a hat trick plus an assist vs. Hartford on Oct. 16, his first of 18 multiple-point efforts on the season. The 20-year-old native of Edmonton, Alta., represented the Pirates at the 2010 AHL All-Star Classic in Portland and was voted the most valuable player of the All-Star Game. He also scored a goal in his National Hockey League debut with Buffalo on Nov. 14 and has gone on to post three goals and five assists for eight points in seven games with the Sabres.
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Humanitarian Bowl Clinches 4-Year Deal With MAC

  • Posted on April 8, 2010 at 11:39 am

Roady’s Humanitarian Bowl executive director Kevin McDonald today announced the signing of agreements that set the stage for a four-year relationship pitting top teams from the Mid-American Conference (MAC) against top opponents from the Western Athletic Conference (WAC).

Qualifying teams will be selected according to each conference’s criteria for bowl participation. The MAC is committed to send its third selection of bowl eligible teams based on the MAC bowl selection process to the Roady’s Humanitarian Bowl.

The WAC is committed to send one of its top teams, based on its bowl-eligible teams’ regional drawing strength for fans of the Boise-based game.

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Sabres recall Mancari

  • Posted on April 8, 2010 at 11:34 am

Buffalo Sabres General Manager Darcy Regier announced today that forward Mark Mancari has been recalled on an emergency basis from the AHL’s Portland Pirates.

This is the fourth recall of the season for Mancari, who leads Portland in scoring with 71 points (27+44) in 72 games. Mancari has two points (1+1) in five games with the Sabres this season. Mancari, 24, was selected by Buffalo in the seventh round (207th overall) of the 2004 Entry Draft.

Source: Buffalo Sabres Media Release

Video Replay: Miller’s Amazing Save

  • Posted on April 8, 2010 at 10:29 am

In the Buffalo Sabres division clinching win over the New York Rangers Tuesday night, Ryan Miller made an amazing blocker save on sniper Marian Gaborik, which instantly became one of the highlights of the season.

Miller’s 2.28 goals against average, .928 save percentage, five shutouts and career-best 40 wins may be the reason he’s the Vezina Trophy favorite, but saves like this only add to his magical season.

Here’s is the video of Miller’s remarkable save, as posted by “HockeyHighlightsPlus”.

Bills should be wary of possible Campbell trade

  • Posted on April 8, 2010 at 10:08 am

Sunday night’s trade of QB Donovan McNabb from Philadelphia to Washington ended a weeks-long marathon of trade rumors surrounding the veteran signal caller. When one door closes, another opens, and from the moment that the Redskins made their annual big off-season splash, their incumbent starting quarterback, Jason Campbell, has been on the trade market.

According to an ESPN 980 radio report out of the nation’s capital, the Buffalo Bills - who were heavily linked to McNabb prior to the trade - are one of five teams interested in Washington’s quarterback leftovers.

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Moran To Participate In NCAA Skills Competition

  • Posted on April 8, 2010 at 7:00 am

Chris MoranSenior Chris Moran has been selected to represent the Niagara University men’s hockey team at the fifth annual NCAA Frozen Four Skills Competition on Friday, April 9 at Ford Field in Detroit, Mich. The all-time Niagara leader in assists (103) will compete for the Western team.

Moran had a solid four year career at Niagara, finishing fourth on the all-time points list (141), while leading his team in points the last two seasons.

The Buffalo, N.Y. native is the fifth Purple Eagle (third male athlete) to have earned this selection, as Justin Cross (’06) took part in the inaugural skills challenge and Sean Bentivoglio (’07) was chosen for the 2007 edition. Shannon Moulson (’08) and Allison Rutledge (’07) were both chosen to represent the Niagara women’s team in the event, with Moulson participating in 2008.

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NU Cheerleaders Claim Championship in National Event

  • Posted on April 8, 2010 at 6:50 am

The Niagara University Cheerleaders took first place at the Cheerleaders of America (COA) National Cheerleading Competition over the holiday weekend, in Orlando, Fla. The competition hosts over 250 teams from across the country competing in the two day event.  The first-place finish gave Niagara a US Final Qualifier bid.

The squad of 24 girls has been working on their routine since October.  Captains Bethany Wood, Deanna Klemann and Megan Abraham explained that this was a big win not only for the seniors but for the recognition of cheerleading at Niagara.

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