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Events announced for opener

By Mike Harrington

The Sabres have issued the following information regarding the weekend, including Sunday afternoon's season opener against the Flyers:

---First Niagara Center doors will open at 10:15 a.m. for the 12:30 p.m. faceoff.

---Concession stands will offer family-friendly pricing on the following items: popcorn for $1, peanuts for $2, a hot dog/potato chip combo for $3 and a souvenir Sabres soda for $4.25.

---The Sabres Store will open at 9 a.m. and the Fan Appreciation Sale that began Monday (50 percent off all items) will run throughout the game.

---Two fans, Nancy Saia of Williamsville and James Kretz of Tonawanda, will drop a ceremonial puck prior to the game to mark the ceremonial opening of the season. Saia, a season-ticket holder, and Kretz, a member of the Blue & Gold Club, were both selected at random to participate.

---Practice on Saturday will be open to the public beginning at 10:30 a.m. with free admission and free parking in the FNC ramp. But fans should be aware it is going to be a day-before-game practice and will likely last only until 11:15. The Sabres Store will be open during Saturday's practice.

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John Vogl

John Vogl has been covering the Sabres since 2002-03, an era that has included playoff runs, last-place finishes and three ownership changes. The award-winning writer is the Buffalo chapter chairman for the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association.

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Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington, a Canisius College graduate who began his career as a News reporter in 1987, has been covering the Buffalo Sabres since 2007. He is a member of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association and can vouch that exposed flesh freezes instantly when walking in downtown Winnipeg in January.

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