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NATIONAL FUEL, SABRES VISIT AMHERST MIDDLE SCHOOL

Monday, 06.15.2009 / 9:58 AM / Blue & Gold Make Green
By Erin Pollina  - Sabres.com
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As the students at Amherst Middle School found out, a little bit of effort can go a long way when it comes to energy conservation.

The school’s sixth-grade class studied the importance of efficiency and renewable resources in conjunction with National Fuel’s Energy Detectives Program. For their hard work the 200 students received a special visit from National Fuel, the Buffalo Sabres and Sabretooth.

“We’ve been studying energy for the last several months, as a core part of our curriculum,” said Bonnie Majda, a sixth-grade science teacher at Amherst Middle School. “But they really learn so much more from these opportunities and having this kind of assembly… It just added to the excitement of it and I know that they are going to go home and talk this and really put what they are learning to use.”

National Fuel’s Assistant GM of Corporate Communication Julie Coppola Cox talked about saving resources and fielded questions from the students. Sabretooth helped with a green trivia game and handed out prizes – including two autographed hockey sticks signed by Green Team spokesperson Paul Gaustad.

The students also shared their knowledge with the class, presenting posters demonstrating easy ways to go green at home – such as collecting water with a bucket while waiting for the shower to heat up, to use on household plants.

“We think kids are the best messengers for bringing these kind of pieces of information home and we know that what they learn here, they are going to bring home to there parents and family,” Coppola Cox said. “They are going to grow up with these good habits, so that when they get older… these will be second nature to them.

To help them get started each student received a National Fuel energy kit – complete with foam insulation, window kits and aerators for faucets – as well as Green Team stickers from the Sabres.

“There is no sense in teaching something if it just ends in the classroom,” Majda said. “We need this to go home and become part of their daily living and the community and a piece of the world around them…it brings learning to life and that’s what makes everything meaningful to the children here.”



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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Hodgson 72 20 24 -26 44
T. Ennis 80 21 22 -25 43
D. Stafford 70 16 18 -19 34
C. Ehrhoff 79 6 27 -27 33
C. Stewart 63 15 11 0 26
C. Conacher 79 7 19 1 26
T. Myers 62 9 13 -26 22
Z. Girgensons 70 8 14 -6 22
M. Foligno 74 7 12 -17 19
J. McBain 69 6 11 -13 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
M. Neuvirth 4 8 2 .921 2.78
J. Enroth 4 17 5 .911 2.82