Niagara Gazette


February 25, 2014

Junior Sabres open OJHL playoffs Thursday

Niagara Gazette — The Buffalo Junior Sabres will open the first-round of the Ontario Junior Hockey League playoffs at home Thursday night, when they host the Mississauga Chargers in Game One of their best-of-seven series at the Northtown Center at Amherst, beginning at 8 p.m.

The Jr. Sabres, led by NHL alumnus turned general manager/head coach Michael Peca, clinched their second consecutive OJHL West Division regular season title last weekend.

After traveling to Mississauga for Game Two, the Jr. Sabres will host the third game of the series in downtown Buffalo at the First Niagara Center on Sunday, March 2 at 7 p.m.

Given the need to hastily arrange playoff dates on short notice and with local ice already booked, the team's dates for Games Five and Seven, if necessary, were not yet firmed up as of Tuesday evening.

The Jr. Sabres roster includes seven players who have committed to NCAA Division I hockey programs including two who will enroll at Canisius College next fall, Ryan Schmelzer and Nolan Sheeran.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Featured Ads
House Ads
AP Video
Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming UN Security Council Calls for Gaza Cease-fire Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating 13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage Virginia Governor Tours Tornado Aftermath Judge Faces Heat Over Offer to Help Migrant Kids Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma More M17 Bodies Return, Sanctions on Russia Grow
House Ads
Night & Day
Twitter News
Follow us on twitter
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Front page