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The Buffalo Hornets and Buffalo Stars junior hockey teams are hosting a promotion Saturday to show support for United States troops in Iraq.

The teams will play a double-header: the Hornet Midget Majors versus the Jamestown Lakers at 5 p.m., followed by the Stars Juniors versus the Twin City Sabercats from Massachusetts at 7 p.m. The games will be played at the Holiday Twin Rinks in Cheektowaga.

Admission is free to spectators who bring items for "care packages" to be sent to troops in Iraq. Dried packaged items, nuts, hard candies, crackers and other nonperishable food items are suggested, as well as toiletries, wet wipes, batteries, magazines and letters of support. Cash donations will also be accepted. Call 685-1122.

The Buffalo Regal Girls 12-under Tier II hockey team finished second in the Big Bear Tournament in Detroit last weekend.

Goaltender Jessica Blas from Lancaster was named MVP of the championship game, won by Grand Rapids, 1-0.

Former Salamanca football coach Joe Sanfilippo will be one of 12 members inducted to the Cattaraugus County Sports Hall of Fame, during a ceremony to be held Nov. 20 at the Great Valley Firemen's Banquet Hall. Tickets are $20. Call Mark Benton at 532-4053 before Nov. 15.

BASKETBALL: The WNY AAU Hoosiers seek competitive fifth grade boys and girls for a travel team. Call Tim Buczkowski at 864-4674.

FLOOR HOCKEY: The Franklin Street Boys and Girls Club in Tonawanda offers leagues beginning in November. Call Bob O'Brocta or Todd Skoczylas at 693-2307.

ICE SKATING: Learn to skate classes for figure skaters and hockey players will be held at the Hockey Outlet (3385 Niagara Falls Blvd., North Tonawanda) beginning Nov. 16. Classes will be held Tuesdays between 5 and 5:30 p.m. and Thursdays between 4:45 and 5:15 p.m. Call 636-7401 for an application or more information.
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