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Junior Sabres' Teddy Bear Toss Set for December 18

(Amherst, NY) – The Buffalo Junior Sabres, ranked #7 in Canadian Junior “A” hockey this week by the Canadian Junior Hockey League, will hold its second annual Teddy Bear Toss, sponsored by Dent Neurologic Institute, as part of its home game against the Toronto Lakeshore Patriots on Tuesday, December 18 beginning at 6:30pm at the Northtown Center at Amherst, 1615 Amherst Manor Drive, between Maple and Millersport.

Fans are asked to bring a new and unwrapped teddy bear or other stuffed animal.  When the Jr. Sabres score their first goal of the game, fans are invited to toss their toys on the ice.  All items collected will be later distributed by members of the Buffalo  Sabres Alumni and Buffalo Police Department as part of their annual joint effort to bring more holiday cheer to local families in need.

‘I Bought a Basketball Team’ to Begin Filming in Buffalo Area

‘I Bought a Basketball Team’ to Begin Filming in Buffalo Area

Shooting for a new reality television show based on a South Buffalo resident who recently purchased a minor league professional basketball team will begin Monday in Western New York.

“I Bought a Basketball Team” will focus on the Buffalo Warriors and its owner, Ed Bednarz of Buffalo. The team will make its debut in March 2013 as part of the expanding Premier Basketball League.

Popular London Sports and Entertainment Venue Gets New Name

Popular London Sports and Entertainment Venue Gets New Name

London, Ontario’s well-known home for concerts, events, exciting hockey courtesy of the London Knights and full-filled basketball with the London Lightning now has a new name. Gone is the familiar John Labatt Center nameplate, replaced by the equally recognizable Budweiser Gardens moniker.

A soft transitioning of the venue to Budweiser Gardens began several months ago, with the official re-opening of the building held on Oct. 11 – the 10th anniversary of the venue.  

Lisfranc: The Midfoot Injury With the Odd Name

Lisfranc: The Midfoot Injury With the Odd Name

Aside from playing in the NFL, there’s something else that professional athletes such as Matt Schaub, Ronnie Brown, Kevin Jones, Dwight Freeney, Darren McFadden, Santonio Holmes, Cedric Benson and Ryan Kalil all have in common. All have suffered from a midfoot ailment with a strange name — Lisfranc injury.

Lisfranc injuries occur when the metatarsal bones in the midfoot are broken or ligaments that support the midfoot are torn. Such injuries are typically caused when excessive force is applied either directly or indirectly to the midfoot and are most commonly associated with traffic and industrial accidents or stepping into a pothole and twisting.  

Buffalo Warriors Make Big News by Signing 7’4” Center and Well-known Recording Artist

Buffalo Warriors Make Big News by Signing 7’4” Center and Well-known Recording Artist

The Buffalo Warriors, set to make their 2013 debut in the Premier Basketball League (PBL), have made two huge off-season moves by inking 7’4” center Moussa Seck of Senegal and well-known recording artist TreVonn “Diego Trinidad” Campbell to contracts.

The 222-pound Seck, known as the tallest man in Senegal, most recently played professionally for the Texas Legends of the NBA Development League, according to Buffalo Warriors owner Ed Bednarz.

Jacobs Reminds Snowmobilers to Register their Sleds in Erie County

Jacobs Reminds Snowmobilers to Register their Sleds in Erie County

Erie County, NY- Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs wants to remind snowmobilers to register their sleds “locally” and avoid the registration rush by doing so at any of the Erie County Auto Bureaus. For information and complete instructions on how to register your snowmobiles go to www.erie.gov/registrations.

“Snow has already begun to fly and we do not want any snowmobiler to be delayed in being properly registered”, said Jacobs. “Our winters are more fun on a snowmobile and we want riders ready to enjoy the season.”

Andre Reed to Join James Lofton at Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles

Andre Reed to Join James Lofton at Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles

Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles has announced that former Buffalo Bills wide receiver Andre Reed will join his former teammate, James Lofton for an autograph signing event from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, at Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles, 794 French Road, Cheektowaga.

In addition to playing for the Buffalo Bills from 1989-92, Lofton was also a member of the Green Bay Packers, Los Angeles Raiders, Los Angeles Rams and Philadelphia Eagles during his stellar NFL career. An eight-time Pro Bowl selection, he was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2003. He currently covers NFL games for the Westwood One radio network.