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Bulletin Board (Sept. 15): Notes & Events

Men’s basketball coach Mark Schmidt, women’s basketball coach Jesse Fleming and Athletics Director Tim Kenney will travel through western New York to meet with alumni and friends on Sept. 21 when the St. Bonaventure Athletics Coaches Caravan makes stops in Rochester and Buffalo.

In Rochester, a luncheon will be held at Blue Cross Arena. Check-in will begin at 11:30 a.m. and a lunch buffet will be served starting at noon. The cost to attend the luncheon is $20 per person and advance reservations are required. Please register at www.sbu.edu/alumni.

St. Bonaventure’s men’s basketball team will play Vermont, a 2016 NCAA Tournament team, at Blue Cross Arena on Dec. 16.

After Rochester, the caravan will move to downtown Buffalo for a social at 716 Food and Sport inside Harbor Center from 5-7 p.m. Appetizers will be provided and there is no cost to attend, but guests are asked to pre-register at www.sbu.edu/alumni.

For additional information on the Coaches Caravan, contact Joe Flanagan in the Alumni Office at (716) 375-2375 or Steve Mest in the Athletics Department (716) 375-2319 or smest@sbu.edu.

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Jayden Ecker and Isabella Pede from Gymnastics Unlimited qualified to the National TOPs test in Houston, Tex. at the USA Gymnastics National Training Camp. The top 100 8-year olds (Pede) & 9-year olds (Ecker) in the nation qualified at regional tryouts with tests of strength, flexibility and skills. They will try for the “National TOPs” in October.

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BASKETBALL: Daemen basketball coach Mike MacDonald will host the Little Dribblers Basketball School at St. Benedict in Amherst on Saturday mornings from Sept. 23-Nov. 11. The school runs from 8:30-9:30 a.m. each week and is for boys and girls ages 3-9. The cost of the school is $125. For more information call (716) 818-1100.

FLOOR/ROLLER HOCKEY: Youth roller hockey at Spinners for ages 5-11 and 12-17 on Wednesday nights. If interested call Dennis at 822-3967. Floor hockey teams wanted for Monday nights at Spinners. If interested call Dennis at 822-3967. Roller hockey teams wanted for Sunday mornings. If interested call Dennis at 822-3967.

HOCKEY: The Buffalo Regals Junior B team of the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League will open the 2017-18 season at home on Tuesday, Sept. 19 at Buffalo State Arena. Warm up is at 6:30 p.m. and the puck drops at 7 p.m. The GOJHL is an exciting league made up of players 20 and under who aspire to advance to the college and professional ranks of hockey. For more information about the Buffalo Regals Juniors visit online at www.buffaloregals.org. The Regals will be conducting a $20,000 Lucky 7 Raffle to benefit their organization’s Junior B team. The grand prize of $10,000 along with $10,000 in additional prizes will be drawn during the team’s Meat Raffle on Saturday, Nov. 11 at the Lancaster Moose Lodge. Tickets can be obtained from John Evoy 510-1784 or Pete Preteroti 491-0375. The Regals also will be conducting several Youth Hockey Nights during the 2017-18 season. Area youth teams can create their own special night for their team by being a part of Youth Hockey Nights. Special pricing will apply for Youth Hockey Nights. For more information about being a part of these special nights contact Pete Preteroti at 491-0375. ... The Buffalo Stars have a few openings left in both their Beginner Hockey and Mite Hockey Programs. The next session is Wednesday, Sept. 20 at Holiday Twin Rinks. The program is open to boys and girls ages 4-9. For more information contact Pete Preteroti at 491-0375 or register online at www.buffalostars.com. Additionally, the Buffalo Stars Annual Salute to the Troops Opening Day is Saturday, Sept. 16 at the Holiday Twin Rinks in Cheektowaga. Six Buffalo Stars teams will play local opponents from 12-9 p.m. The Stars, in their annual tribute to the American military will also conduct a Chinese auction from 10:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. with all proceeds going to support the Wounded Warrior Project. Auction items and cash donations will be accepted. For information contact Pete Preteroti at 491-0375.

RUNNING: The Kevin Guest House is holding its first 5K and Fun Run followed by an after party on Saturday, Sept. 16 at the Kevin Guest House campus (782 Ellicott St., Buffalo). The 5K race begins at 4:30 p.m. and the Fun Run and Walk starting at 4:45 p.m. Fall Fest begins at 5 p.m. Register online at KevinGuestHouse.org/events or call (716) 882-1818. Tickets at $30 are now buy one get one free.

VOLLEYBALL: Lockport Volleyball Club will be holding tryouts on Saturday, Oct. 1 for the upcoming season. Boys ages 9-18 are welcome to attend. Please visit www.lockportvbc.com or call/text Tom Schneider (Club Director) at 310-2781 for more information or details.

The Bulletin Board appears Tuesday and Friday. Information must be submitted by email (sports@buffnews.com) or mail (c/o Buffalo News, Sports Dept., One News Plaza, Buffalo, NY 14240). There is no charge.

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