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Local Skater Wins Gold at Youth Olympic Games in Innsbruck, Austria

Local Skater Wins Gold at Youth Olympic Games in Innsbruck, Austria

A Press Release from the Youth Olympic Games

LANCASTER, NY - Figure skater Jordan Bauth, 14, of Lancaster has won an Olympic Gold Medal in the Team Figure Skating Event at the first-ever 2012 Youth Olympic Games in Innsbruck, Austria. 

Following a random draw, eight teams were created mixing skaters from all represented countries.  Jordan was teamed with Shoma Uno, the men’s figure skater from Japan and the dance team of Eugenia Tkachenka and Yuri Gulitski from Belarus.  

Jordan skated a clean program and pulled her team into the gold medal winning spot.

In the highly competitive short and freeskating programs, Jordan placed 7th with two clean programs in a field of the world’s best young figure skaters.  

After-School Escape at the Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 1/19

After-School Escape at the Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 1/19

 

4:30pm - 5:30pmEnjoy a one-hour program for kids featuring a
different, fun, outdoor activity each week. For
children in grades K-5. No registration required.
Call 683-5959 for more information. h/c accessReinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Dr., Depew 14043www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html683-5959

 

Snowshoeing 101 at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve

Snowshoeing 101 at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve

 

Tue. Jan 176:00pm - 7:30pmLearn how to use snowshoes, and take a guided
walk along the trails. Snowshoe rental =
$4.00/person; Friends of Reinstein members =
$2.00. Registration required; call 716-683-5959
to sign up. h/c accessReinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Dr., Depew 14043www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html683-5959

 

Peca to Assume Head Coaching Duties at Jr. Sabres

Peca to Assume Head Coaching Duties at Jr. Sabres

The Buffalo Junior Sabres announced today that General Manager Michael Peca will assume the role of Head Coach at the conclusion of the 2011-2012 season.  Grant Ledyard has stepped down as head coach, effective immediately.  Russ Certo will serve as the team’s interim head coach for the remainder of this season with Peca serving as an assistant.

For One Jr. Sabres Player, a Special Christmas Reunion

For One Jr. Sabres Player, a Special Christmas Reunion

Jonas Fredriksson is long, long way from home in his pursuit of a hockey career.  For the second straight season, he's in North America, this year playing for the Buffalo Junior Sabres. 

As you can imagine, being so far away from home to play hockey means very limited opportunities to see his family.

This Christmas, however, his father is in Western New York to spend the Holidays with him.  Johan Fredriksson flew in to Buffalo just hours before the team's game Monday, December 19 at the Northtown Center at Amherst.  Fredriksson recorded an assist as the Jr. Sabres defeated the Brampton Capitals, 8-2.

Afterward, both Fredrikssons spoke for the team's "Junior Sabres Journal" video series, which is featured on their website, www.buffalojuniorsabres.com

Jr. Sabres say "Thank You!" for Teddy Bear Toss success

Jr. Sabres say "Thank You!" for Teddy Bear Toss success

The Buffalo Junior Sabres wish to extend their deepest gratitude to fans who came out on Monday, December 19 and tossed teddy bears and other stuffed animals on the ice following the team's first goal.  More than 100 bears were collected in the team's inaugural Teddy Bear Toss and were donated to the Buffalo Sabres Alumni Association.

The Alumni, in turn, will turn these toys over for distribution on the morning of Christmas Eve by Sabres alumnus and broadcaster Rob Ray, who along with Buffalo Police visits several underpriveleged families that day.

As a junior-A level hockey club oeprated by Sabres Alumni, the Buffalo Junior Sabres are pleased to assist the Alumni's charity efforts this holiday season and acknowledge the support of their fans for making this possible.

Buffalo Jr. Sabres to Hold Teddy Bear Toss December 19th

Buffalo Jr. Sabres to Hold Teddy Bear Toss December 19th

The Buffalo Junior Sabres will host a “Teddy Bear Toss” during its home game against the Brampton Capitals on Monday, December 19 at the Northtown Center at Amherst, 1615 Amherst Manor Drive (between Maple and Millersport).  The game begins at 7:30pm.

Fans are asked to bring a new, unwrapped teddy bear to the game.  When the Jr. Sabres score their first goal, fans are invited to celebrate by tossing the teddy bears on the ice.  Bears thrown to the ice will be collected for distribution to local needy families by the Buffalo Sabres Alumni Association.

Every year, the Buffalo Sabres Alumni collect and distribute items such as food and toys to the less fortunate.  Operated by the Alumni, the Jr. Sabres are eager to help bring some holiday cheer to local families in need and ask local hockey fans to consider taking part in this generous gesture.

For more information on the Junior Sabres, visit www.buffalojuniorsabres.com.