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PUTTING BREAST CANCER ON ICE

10th annual Sabres Alumni Fall Wine Festival was a resounding success

Friday, 11.22.2013 / 1:31 PM / News
By Clare Lewis  - Digital Content Intern
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PUTTING BREAST CANCER ON ICE
While the Buffalo Sabres battled on the ice in Philadelphia on Thursday night, the Sabres Alumni Association helped to battle cancer. The 10th Annual Fall Wine Festival was held at First Niagara Center to benefit breast cancer charities in the area.

While the Buffalo Sabres battled on the ice in Philadelphia on Thursday night, the Sabres Alumni Association helped to battle cancer. The 10th Annual Fall Wine Festival was held at First Niagara Center to benefit breast cancer charities in the area.

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Hundreds turned out to mingle with Sabres alumni while bidding on items in the silent auction and trying their luck at the basket raffle. Each current Sabres player donated a basket, along with several of the alumni. There was also a silent auction featuring autographed jerseys and memorabilia from various professional sports teams and entertainers.

More than 30 local businesses were on hand to allow attendees to sample food and various wines.

The event first began in 2004 and started in part because several wives of Sabres alumni had been affected by breast cancer. Former Sabres Alumni president Larry Playfair has been involved with the Wine Festival since its inception, and said this was a way for the group to help out the cause. “It started slowly but surely. It’s grown over time and now it is huge.”

Playfair is thrilled to be able to see old friends who attend the event as well as help out a cause that is close to his heart. The alumni visit from all around the country to be a part of the event, giving them a chance to reconnect with former teammates and meet the fans who remember them fondly.

Proceeds from the event will be donated to the ECMC Mammography Bus, Roswell Park High Risk program in the Breast Center, Hope Chest Buffalo/Niagara, Medina Memorial Hospital and the Janis Foligno Foundation.

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  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