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The Urban Community Corporation will be raffling off a pair of Buffalo Sabres playoff tickets for Game Two of the opening round of the Stanley Cup playoffs in HSBC Arena. The seats are in Section 115, Row 14, and have a window price of $360.

Raffle tickets cost $5 and are available at Supreme Painting and Wallpaper, 1682 Clinton St., and must be purchased prior to the drawing, which will be at the end of the second period of the first playoff game. Special arrangements for tickets may be made by calling 827-7100.


Dan Finucane and Steve Allen were inducted into the International Association of Approved Basketball Officials (Western New York District Board 53) Hall of Fame at the board's annual awards banquet at Ilio DiPaolo's Restaurant in Blasdell.

Grover Cleveland, coached by Earl Schunk, was honored with the Ves Pennell Award for sportsmanship while Dennis Piekarski received the John Nostrant-Gerry Schlee Award for service to the organization.

Dave Smith was named Western New York official of the year in a poll of coaches.

Receiving 50-year service awards were John Bycina and Len Kosobucki. They will be honored at the national IAABO convention in Mystic, Conn. later this month.

Receiving 25-year service awards were L. Brian Bryant, John Ballow, Marty Boryszak, Alan Gens, Finucane and Larry Ramunno.

Benji Bluman was re-elected Board 53 president. Bluman is joined by vice-presidents Dan Nostrant and Kevin Ferguson; executive secretary Bob Miske; treasurer Pete Carbone; interpreter Mark Clifford; sergeant-at-arms, Bycina; and the board of directors: Finucane, Mike Nagorski, Piekarski and Dave Thomas.


Former Buffalo Sabre and current television analyst Mike Robitaille will conduct a hockey clinic Saturday at the North Buffalo Skating Rink on Tacoma Avenue from 10-11 a.m. The event is free and open to the public. Call 854-8705.


HOCKEY: A four-day clinic for Mite and Squirt players will be held from April 9-12 at Leisure Rinks. The cost of the clinics is $70; the Mites run from 10-11 a.m. while the Squirts go from 11 a.m. to noon. To sign up contact Joe Marszalek (648-6638) or Steve Ferrentino (866-4430). . . . A four-day high tempo overspeed and skills camp will be held from April 9-12 at Leisure Rinks for players born in 1992 (2:45-4:15 p.m.) and 1993 (1:15-2:45 p.m.). Cost is $95. To sign up contact Joe Marszalek (648-6638) or Steve Ferrentino (866-4430). . . . Steal The Show Hockey Camp and Clinics will be conducting an Easter Week Powerskating and Overspeed Clinic at Holiday Twin Rinks April 9-13 from 8-11:30 a.m. Call Bob Maxick at 627-2758 or go to

SKATEBOARDING: The Hamburg Skate Park, located behind Hamburg Town Hall, is set to open for the season on Monday, April 9. The park will be open from 2-8 p.m. that week. Season passes are available for $10 for residents and non-residents. Call 646-5145.


Calling all camps!

The News plans to run its annual directory of summer camps in the WNY area on April 26. If you would like your camp listed, please mail the information to Dennis Danheiser, The Buffalo News sports department, One News Plaza, Buffalo, NY, 14240 or e-mail it to There is no charge.

The Bulletin Board appears twice weekly, Tuesday and Friday. Information must be submitted by mail (c/o Buffalo News, Sports Dept., One News Plaza, Buffalo, NY 14240) or fax (849-4587). Items are limited to one appearance. There is no charge.

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