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DALLAS -- The Sabres have selected Muskegon Lumberjacks forward Matej Pekar with the first pick of Round 4, making the choice at No. 94 overall. Pekar, from the Czech Republic, is headed to Miami of Ohio in the fall. He was named United States Hockey League Rookie of the Year after scoring 14 goals and collecting 40 assists in 56 gaems for Muskegon They will also pic…

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DALLAS -- The Carolina Hurricanes took Harvard-bound center Jack Drury with the sixth pick in the second round Saturday. You should know the name. Drury is the son of former Harvard star and longtime NHLer Ted Drury. He's the nephew of former Sabres co-captain Chris Drury, now the assistant general manager of the New York Rangers. The Chicago native had 24 goals and …

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The Buffalo Sabres opened the second day of the NHL Draft by adding another defenseman to the ranks. Jason Botterill and Co. selected Mattias Samuelsson, a 6-foot-4 blueliner from the U.S. Development Program, with the 32nd pick. Here are five things to know about Samuelsson, who the Hockey News called "a solid, can't-fail pick." 1. He's the son of a former NHL defen…

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The Catholic Diocese of Buffalo is pulling the plug on its award-winning Daybreak TV Productions. The diocese announced on its website Friday that eight Daybreak TV employees will be laid off in July as part of an effort to cut costs. The diocese also will shut down a campus ministry program at the State University of New York at Fredonia. Daybreak TV developed a nat…

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DALLAS -- With the first pick of Saturday's proceedings in American Airlines Center, the Sabres have opened the second round by selecting defenseman Mattias Samuelsson at No. 32 overall. Samuelsson, who played for the US National Development program, is a 6-foot-4, 218-pounder from Philadelphia who played high school hockey in Lake Placid. He is the son of longtime NHL …

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After selecting Rasmus Dahlin with the No. 1 overall pick Friday at the NHL Entry Draft in Dallas, the Sabres have six picks today. Follow the action in Dallas through reports from our staff and select media accounts. https://twitter.com/TBNSports/lists/nhl-draft https://buffalonews.com/2018/06/23/round-4-sabres-take-ushl-rookie-of-the-year-matej-pekar-at-no-94/ …

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After selecting Rasmus Dahlin with the No. 1 overall pick Friday at the NHL Entry Draft in Dallas, the Sabres have six picks Saturday. The Sabres open Day 2 with the first selection and then do not pick again until the the fourth round, when they have two picks. Rounds 2-7 coverage will air on NHL Network and Sportsnet beginning at 11 a.m. Round 2: No. 32 Round…

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In a match with serious playoff implications, FC Buffalo sparkled. Goals from Troy Brady, Gary Boughton and Keane McIvor, plus a clean sheet from Steve Casey, helped the Wolves to a comprehensive 3-0 win over the Rochester Lancers Friday night at Robert E. Rich All-High Stadium. "Overall, just a real solid game," remarked FC Buffalo head coach Frank Butcher. "[We're]…

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The Village of Lewiston on Friday set an Aug. 8 deadline for expressions of interest from anyone might like to buy or lease the historic Frontier House. The village signed a contract this week to buy the 194-year-old Center Street edifice from owner Richard A. Hastings for $800,000, but the deal allows the village to bail out within 120 days. The notice seeks pitches…

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Angela Stamm-Philipps, the chief clerk of Niagara County Surrogate's Court, announced this week that she's running for Wheatfield town justice this fall. Stamm-Philipps has been endorsed by the town Republican Party. Democratic attorney Charles J. Naughton previously announced his candidacy. David M. Heim, who was appointed justice in March, is not running. St…

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The Town of Somerset has incurred more than $260,000 in legal fees since 2015 in fighting a proposed wind power project, and the Niagara County Legislature voted Tuesday to help. The county will give Somerset $15,000 to help with the cost of trying to stop the Lighthouse Wind project, which would bring as many as 70 turbines, each up to 620 feet tall, to Somerset and ne…

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The Olcott Fire Company's new $160,000 fire engine will be shown off to the general public for the first time at 11 a.m. Saturday at the fire hall, 1691 Lockport-Olcott Road. Chief Stephen Miller said the fire company received a $130,000 state grant through the efforts of State Sen. Robert G. Ortt, R-North Tonawanda. The volunteer company provided the rest of the cost b…

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The Buffalo Bills exceeded expectations in their first season under Sean McDermott and Brandon Beane. Now that the playoff drought has ended, is postseason contention the new standard for the coming years? Bills beat reporter Jay Skurski answers this question from reader Rick McGurie in his latest mailbag column: Beane is one of the most competitive guys I’ve been aroun…

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This is not a drill, people. Target is bringing same-day delivery to Buffalo. Home delivery service Shipt has confirmed it will be entering the Buffalo-Niagara market. Soon, you’ll be able to shop Target’s toys, groceries, electronics, housewares, essentials and baby supplies, and have them delivered to your doorstep in as soon as one hour. At first blush, that sound…

We four surviving World War II Navy destroyer escort sailors who were refused participation in the December christening of the LCS Little Rock at the Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park feel justified.When word got out that Gunner’s Mate Stan Marek, Bosun’s Mate Dan Koslicki, Machinist’s Mate Don McHenry and me, Radioman Fran Lucca, were told there was no room …