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Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz, a native of Lockport, has covered colleges, baseball and hockey for The Buffalo News since 1999. She has a bachelor's degree in journalism/mass communication from St. Bonaventure University and a master's degree in humanities from the University at Buffalo. An endurance athlete, she has completed an Ironman along with numerous marathons and half marathons.


It may have been a record for most references of 1990s era boy bands in the 30-year history of the Coca-Cola Field clubhouse. That's what happened when Joe Biagini stepped into the media interview room. He started talking about getting his delivery in sync, then went on a tangent about the band NSYNC, later attempting to work in Backstreet Boys and 98 Degrees. By the…

The Buffalo Bisons knew they were facing a Triple-A ace. Indianapolis Indians starter Tyler  Glasnow entered the game with an 8-0 record and a 1.57 earned run average. The Herd scored one run off him. It wasn't enough, but it was a start. The Bisons scored twice in the seventh with Michael Saunders adding a solo home run in the eighth for a 4-1 win at Coca-Cola F…

It's the third and final game of the series between the Buffalo Bisons and the Indianapolis Indians. Here's what you need to know for today's game at Coca-Cola Field: First pitch: 1:05 p.m. (Gates open at noon) Weather: It will be a mix of clouds and sun in the morning followed by cloudy skies during the afternoon, according to weather.com. A stray shower or thunde…

Teoscar Hernandez wasn't trying to win the game. All he wanted to do was move the runner over. He did that. And then some. An RBI single by Hernandez in the 10th inning gave the Buffalo Bisons a 5-4 win over the Indianapolis Indians at Coca-Cola Field Wednesday night. The run lifted the Herd to the win after they let a 4-0 lead slip in the eighth and ninth innings. …

Coca-Cola Field will again be turned into a golf course, of sorts, with the return of the "The Links at Coca-Cola Field" from Friday, Sept. 15 through Sunday, Sept. 17. The nine-hole, par-27 course is a unique experience where golfers will take swings from eight tee boxes located around the ballpark, including home plate and the right field party deck. This year's updat…

PLYMOUTH, Mich. – At some point, nearly everyone at USA Hockey Arena has uttered some form of the phrase "it's summer hockey." It's an idiom used to describe the play that's not crisp or clean, that has plenty of mistakes to be cleaned and shaped up in the coming months. Execution aside, there was no "summer hockey" when it came to the intensity of the U.S.-Canada …

PLYMOUTH, Mich. – Marcus Davidsson knew it would be a crazy summer with the combine, draft and World Junior Summer Showcase. He didn't expect it to be this much fun. The second-round draft pick by the Buffalo Sabres in June played for his native Sweden this week at USA Hockey Arena. The four-team event serves as a type of summer evaluation camp in advance of the II…

PLYMOUTH, Mich. – Last year, Alexander Nylander was one of the stars of the IIHF World Junior Championships. Playing for his native Sweden, he finished among the tournament leaders with 12 points (five goals, seven assists). But to make that happen, Nylander need permission from the Buffalo Sabres organization. He was playing for the Rochester Americans in the AHL at…

PLYMOUTH, Mich. – On the penultimate day of the World Junior Summer Showcase, the Buffalo Sabres prospects rested. It was sheer coincidence that all four players drafted by the Sabres were sitting out Friday's games at USA Hockey Arena. Casey Mittelstadt, the Sabres first-round choice this past June, was a healthy scratch for the U.S. Cliff Pu, a third-round pick i…

PLYMOUTH, Mich. – For two decades, choosing the American men's Olympic hockey team has been pretty simple, based on selecting the best of the best in the National Hockey League. Now, USA Hockey is talking about a developing player pool and looking at the depth of American-born players around the world as the organization begins to prepare for the 2018 Games. Tony G…

PLYMOUTH, Mich. – It's been a crazy summer with little down time and lots of elite-level hockey. Over the past two months, Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen has been in his home country for less than two weeks. But it's all good. Especially when that time away meant being an NHL draft pick and playing for Team Finland. The goaltender started his summer in Chicago in June where…

PLYMOUTH, Mich. – Last year during the World Junior Summer Showcase, Casey Mittelstadt was an early cut. The event which features the U.S., Canada, Sweden and Finland is an opportunity for coaches and staff to evaluate talent in advance of December's IIHF Men's World Junior Championship. This year's event is in Buffalo. And this year, Buffalo's top draft choice in …

The headlines were splashy. They usually are when the NFL and concussion research is involved. And while the latest study on CTE in former NFL players contains important information, sweeping conclusions and assumptions are dangerous to make. After all, these were men who displayed symptoms brain disease while alive, and the study lacked a control group. The research al…

Buffalo native Jacquie Greco is returning to the Buffalo Beauts as the defender re-signed for the 2017-18 season. The 26-year-old Syracuse graduate played in 15 regular season games in 2016-17 for the Beauts, and in the club’s playoff victory over New York and the Isobel Cup-winning game over Boston. "I couldn’t be happier to be back in Buffalo playing for my ho…

Buffalo State named Jennifer Wilson the fourth head coach in its women's hockey program history. Wilson takes over a program which won a program-best 35 games the last two seasons (35-16-2) and made four-consecutive postseason appearances, including earning its first-ever postseason victory last season. She takes over for Candice Moxley, who returned to coach in Canada…