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FIVE SABRES ARE GOING "BALD FOR BUCKS" TO SUPPORT CANCER

Friday, 01.03.2014 / 3:15 PM / News
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FIVE SABRES ARE GOING \"BALD FOR BUCKS\" TO SUPPORT CANCER
On January 20 after morning practice, five Buffalo Sabres will shave their heads in front of cancer patients and fans to show their support of people in our community who are fighting cancer. Mike Weber, Mark Pysyk, Alexander Sulzer, Brayden McNabb and Cody Hodgson will be raising funds over the next month culminating in a group shave at First Niagara Center to support research and patient care programs at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. In the front row will be nine-year-old cancer patient Jack Frost, a huge Sabres Fan.
Mike Weber

On January 20 after morning practice, five Buffalo Sabres will shave their heads in front of cancer patients and fans to show their support of people in our community who are fighting cancer.

Mike Weber, Mark Pysyk, Alexander Sulzer, Brayden McNabb and Cody Hodgson will be raising funds over the next month culminating in a group shave at First Niagara Center to support research and patient care programs at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. In the front row will be nine-year-old cancer patient Jack Frost, a huge Sabres Fan.

"I am really excited to know they are helping people like me," said Frost.

Longtime supporters of RPCI, the players areparticipating in the Bald for Bucks fundraising program to help RPCI care for the more than 31,000 patients seen each year and allow Roswell Park to accelerate the start of new research needed to help find cures and save lives.

“Many people in our community, many of our fans, have been touched by cancer,” said Sabres Defensemen Mike Weber. “It is nearly impossible to find someone who has not been impacted by it. The Bald for Bucks program is a fun way for us to get involved and is a visual reminder for people battling cancer that we are in their corner.”

Bald for Bucks began when Western New Yorker Cathleen George was being treated for cancer in 2002. Her brother, Tony, vowed to keep his head shaved until his sister’s hair grew back. A teacher at Lake Shore High School, Tony shared his mission with his students when one jokingly said he would pay Tony to let him do the shaving. From this bet, Bald for Bucks was born. To date, more than $2.4 million has been raised through Bald for Bucks.

Like the Sabres, any group, company, school or organization looking to give back to Western New York in a unique way can organize a Bald for Bucks event.

To donate to the Sabres’Goin’ Bald, please click here.

The mission of Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) is to understand, prevent and cure cancer. Founded in 1898, RPCIis one of the first cancer centers in the country to be named a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center and remains the only facility with this designation in Upstate New York. The Institute is a member of the prestigious National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation’s leading cancer centers; maintains affiliate sites; and is a partner in national and international collaborative programs. For more information, visit www.roswellpark.org, call 1-877-ASK-RPCI (1-877-275-7724) or email askrpci@roswellpark.org.Follow Roswell Park on Facebook or Twitter.

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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