PUCKDROP 2009 SET FOR THIS SATURDAY AT HSBC ARENA
Individual game tickets and Adult Street HockeyFest part of the day-long festivities
Thursday, 09.10.2009 / 3:26 PM / Community
|Puck Drop '08 (Photo: Bill Wippert)|
|Link: Hockeyfest Waiver|
|Division & Schedule: Competitive|
|Division & Schedule: Recreational|
|Link: Official Rules
Individual game tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Saturday. To purchase tickets by phone, call 1-888-223-6000, or visit www.sabres.com or www.tickets.com to purchase online. Visit www.sabres.com or call 1-888-GO-SABRES for more information.
Season ticket holders will also be able to pick up their 2009-10 tickets beginning at 9 a.m.
The Sabres veterans will hit the ice for the first time this season beginning at 9:30 a.m. That will be followed by a rookie scrimmage in the afternoon.
A limited number of commemorative bricks from “The Aud” will go on sale at 10 a.m. in front of The Sabres Store. This limited edition brick is an authentic piece of outer limestone from the Buffalo Memorial Auditorium, with a commemorative medallion affixed to it. The bricks come in two sizes – 3”x4”x2.5” ($49); 3”x8”x2.5” ($69) – and will go sale outside The Sabres Store beginning at 10 a.m. Larry Playfair and Danny Gare will be on hand to autograph the bricks.
A few of the current Sabres will be available for autographs in the Plaza area at Noon, and there will also be an Alumni autograph session at 2 p.m. featuring Sabres fan favorites from years past.
“Puck Drop 2009” will play host to the second annual Buffalo Sabres Adult Street HockeyFest on the streets surrounding HSBC Arena. This is a day-long street hockey tournament featuring men and women ages 18 and up. The first games will begin at 9 a.m.
Other “Puck Drop 2009” events include live music in the plaza area by The Rockas from Noon- 2 p.m.; food and drink available for purchase both inside and outside the Arena; and a Sabres Kidz Zone featuring interactive games. The Sabres Puck Patrol will also have three street hockey rinks set up outside. Children under 12 must wear a helmet to participate, and it is recommended that you bring your own sticks and equipment.
Beginning at 9 a.m. fans will also have the opportunity to purchase Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band tickets for their performance at HSBC Arena on Sunday, November 22 at 7:30 p.m.
Fans should also note that due to the Street Hockey tournament, Perry Street will be closed from Seymour H. Knox III Plaza (Main Street) to Illinois Street, and Washington Street will be closed from Scott Street to Perry Street in front of the Arena to allow families to enjoy in the festivities. Fans driving to HSBC Arena should plan alternate routes to account for the street closings. Free parking will be available in the HSBC Arena parking ramp located on Illinois Street and the surface lots located on Perry Street which will be accessible when approaching from either Michigan or South Park Avenues.