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Buffalo Junior Sabres Announce Tryouts for 2012-13 OJHL Season

Buffalo Junior Sabres Announce Tryouts for 2012-13 OJHL Season

(Amherst, NY) – The Buffalo Junior Sabres will start their preparations for the 2012-13 Ontario Junior Hockey League season by hosting tryouts, which begin the weekend of April 21 and 22, 2012.

Tryouts will be held at the Northtown Center at Amherst, 1615 Amherst Manor Drive.  Space will be limited.  Interested players should visit the team’s official website, www.buffalojuniorsabres.com, for instructions and to download a copy of the tryout application.

The Junior Sabres, operated by members of the Buffalo Sabres Alumni, will be led by head coach and general manager Michael Peca in the 2012-13 season.

Founded in 1975, the Junior Sabres organization develops elite level players for consideration by higher-level hockey programs, most notably NCAA college hockey.  Three players from the 2011-12 roster have verbally committed to NCAA Division-I programs.

Nichols School Junior Commits to Harvard

Nichols School Junior Commits to Harvard

Nichols School junior, Sean Malone ’13 has committed to Harvard University for the fall of 2013 or 2014.

A native of West Seneca, Malone is a smart, skilled center who makes great plays and finishes equally well. On top of all that, he’s physically involved and highly competitive. Malone led the CISAA in scoring with 35 points (17 goals, 18 assists) in 15 games. He becomes the third player out of Nichols in the past two years to commit to a Division I school.

In addition to Harvard, Malone visited Cornell University, Princeton University and Michigan State. At Nichols this season, he held a 34-36-70 line in 32 games. He also played for the Buffalo Saints U18 team, where he had a 27-27-54 line. The Saints will play in the New York State Tournament March 17-18.

Nichols School Hockey Team Takes CISAA Title

Nichols School Hockey Team Takes CISAA Title

The Nichols School Boys Prep B Hockey team capped off a great season last Wednesday, March 7, in front of a large crowd at home with a League Championship win over the Crescent School of Toronto by a score of 3-2.

After regulation, overtime and seven shooters in a shootout, Nicholas Passafiume ’15 scored the game winner. Max Rosenthal ’13 denied five of seven shots in the shootout as well.

The boys defeated Upper Canada College by a score of 6-1 in the Quarterfinals and De La Salle College by a score of 8-2 in the semi-finals.

The team finished in first place in the West Division of the league for the regular season and a final overall record of 20-5-4. The CISAA Senior Boys Division II title is the first in the School’s history.