BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - Sabres fans are getting out their gear Wednesday morning. The 2013-2014 Sabres season gets underway Wednesday night and with a roster full of young players, fans are hopeful for the team’s future.
Despite the young team, Coach Ron Rolston went with two veterans to split the role of captain. Thomas Vanek, who ranks sixth on the team’s all-time goal scoring list, will be the captain at home games and gritty Forward Steve Ott will be the road captain. Defenseman Christian Ehrhoff will be the assistant captain for all games.
Sabres Captain Thomas Vanek said, “Picking a captain is so hard, you know, you look at this room there is a lot of guys who got left out who deserve it just as much, but at the end of the day I think each guy has to put there go away and be happy for the team and whoever the guy is and to share with Steve and Christian is a great honor.”
The new captains and the rest of the squad have their work cut out Wednesday night in Detroit.
Sabres Head Coach Ron Rolston said, “They're fast, they're experienced, you know they got a lot of good hockey players, good goaltending, well coached, at home...you could have a long list, we could scroll it all out here in front of me.”
The Sabres are hosting a Party in the Plaza Friday night before the home opener against Ottawa.
A jury has convicted 16-year-old Dylan Schumaker of second degree murder in the death of his girlfriend's young son.
A second arrest has now been made in connection to a suspected meth lab on Saunders Settlement Road in Cambria.
Cold and breezy with snow increasing in coverage into the overnight hours.
The Erie County Water Authority is warning the public about people posing as water meter service workers.
A City of Buffalo employee who was arrested over the weekend on animal cruelty charges says he did nothing wrong.
A Salamanca man has been charged with DWI after a traffic accident in the Town of Little Valley Saturday.