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If you're not familiar with the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, or LECOM for short, the Erie, Pa.-based college hopes to change that. LECOM has signed a 10-year agreement with Pegula Sports and Entertainment for the naming rights to what is now called LECOM Harborcenter, the hockey rinks and hotel complex in downtown Buffalo. The dollar value of the agreement…

Beauts

The Buffalo Beauts will play their home games and practice at the Northtown Center at Amherst, town officials confirmed. “They’re going to be here,” said Mary-Diana Pouli, executive director of Amherst’s Youth and Recreation Department, on Monday. The Beauts are set to play 11 of their 12 home games at the facility, which has three NHL-sized rinks and an Olympic-size…

Buffalo

The Cheektowaga owners of a drab gray, cement-block building near Buffalo's Cobblestone District are hoping to capitalize on its prime location between KeyBank Center and the Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino by selling their property for potential additional parking. Owners Thomas G. Weiner and John J. Cook are marketing their 0.36-acre site at 106 Michigan Ave. through Hann…

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Clarence native and former Stanley Cup champion Kevyn Adams has been promoted to general manager of HarborCenter, Pegula Sports & Entertainment President and CEO Kim Pegula announced Thursday. Adams, 44, will continue as the director of the Academy of Hockey and president of the Buffalo Jr. Sabres while taking on his new duties. “Kevyn has been instrumental in Ha…

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Winter in Buffalo means two things: the air is cold and the rinks are hopping. It’s hockey season, so thousands of families across the region are on the constant move running from practice to games to tournaments and back again. KeyBank Center is filled to the brim on a regular basis, and the crowds spill over into the neighboring HarborCenter for action from the surgi…

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Longtime Buffalo Sabres executive Michael Gilbert has resigned as senior vice president of administration and general manager of HarborCenter, the team announced Wednesday. “Terry and I would like to personally thank Mike for his 21 years of commitment to the Buffalo Sabres, and for his dedication to the growth of amateur hockey in Western New York. We wish him the best…

High Schools

For the past two years, Hockey Heaven has been the place where the New York State Public High Schools Athletic Association has crowned its season-ending boys hockey champions. That recent trend has a chance at becoming a tradition. The NYSPHSAA announced Friday that HarborCenter will remain the host site for the Division I and II final four through 2021. According…

Sports

What: 2018 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Hockey Championship When: Dec. 26-Jan. 5 Where: 23 games at Key Bank Center; seven games at HarborCenter; outdoor game at New Era Field on Friday (3 p.m.) Participating teams: Group A – United States, Canada, Denmark, Slovakia, Finland. Group B – Russia, Sweden, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Belarus. Co…

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The countdown clock for the start of the World Junior Championships is under two months, and the 2017-18 version of the tournament that starts the day after Christmas is going to look quite a bit different than the 2010-11 event that played to strong reviews here seven years ago. On the ice, one big difference is that lesser-profile games in pool play as well as contest…

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Since HarborCenter opened in 2014, the Sabres have used the downtown facility simply as an alternate practice site when KeyBank Center was unavailable due to concerts or Bandits games. That mindset appears to be changing under coach Phil Housley. In Housley's first season as head coach, the team ran virtually all of training camp there and then practiced there Sunday mo…

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The Sabres dress in KeyBank Center and walk over to HarborCenter with most of their gear on for practice, usually using the tunnel in the arena pavilion that connects the two facilities. Ryan O'Reilly has made the quick jaunt even easier – by converting his hockey skates to roller skates with clip-on wheels. "I remember seeing these a few years back. I saw some kid flyi…

Art

A bold, graphic mural that packs nearly every conceivable symbol of Buffalo's past and present onto three garage door panels was chosen as the winner of a public art contest launched last month by HarborCenter. The winning artists are Thomas Paul Asklar and Matthew Sinclair Conroy of Lewiston, who went head to head in a public voting competition with five other entries fr…

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Let’s say you buy a National Hockey League team, and still have lots of money left. So much you can buy a National Football League team and still take a double-rink hockey complex with garage and high-rise hotel out of petty cash. Heck, build it next to the hockey arena. It wouldn’t be complete without a big restaurant, of course, because everybody’s gotta eat – and drink…

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If you're a "Seinfeld" fan, you've likely already acted fast and purchased tickets to his Shea's appearances, as both have been sold out for some time. But, even if you missed out on the TV superstar, there's still an awful lot to do. Here's The 10: 1) Ellicottville Winter Blues and Brews Fest, 4 p.m. Jan. 22 through Jan. 24. Each sampling session requires a $10 donation…

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The bland brown loading dock of HarborCenter that greets visitors shuffling along Scott Street between (716) Food and Sport and Tim Hortons will soon receive an injection of color as part of a public art project planned for the building. The mural, following a model established locally by a recent public art project at 95 Perry St., will be chosen via a public vote on the…