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Buffalo State women's ice hockey captain Emma Ruggiero is staying home. Ruggiero, a Sacred Heart graduate, signed Thursday with the Buffalo Beauts of the National Women's Hockey League, days after she took part in the team's rookie and free agent camp. “I wasn’t going to let an opportunity like this pass,” Ruggiero, a 4-11 forward, said in a news release. “I’m really…

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The Buffalo Beauts will have a free agent camp Saturday and Sunday at the Northtown Center at Amherst in Williamsville, the National Women's Hockey League announced Monday. The league said 18 players have been invited to the camp after requesting invitations, with more expected to be added this week. Players seeking invitations can register here. The camp will be run…

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If the National Women’s Hockey League is to have a Buffalo franchise, the team is not expected to be called the Buffalo Beauts unless an impasse is resolved between the league and Pegula Sports and Entertainment. PSE had a verbal agreement to return control of the Beauts to the league, but the NWHL has not signed the separation paperwork and the deadline has passed, a s…

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The National Women's Hockey League says its five teams, including the Buffalo Beauts, will remain in their markets for next season, but the league said whether it expands is an "open-ended question." In a statement, the NWHL said it had secured investment to add two teams but said adding those teams would require "time, cooperation and preparation." The teams were expec…

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The Buffalo Beauts will open their National Women's Hockey League season Oct. 7 at the Connecticut Whale and then face the Whale on Oct. 13 in the home opener at HarborCenter. The 16-game regular-season schedule was released Thursday. Seven of the Beauts' home games are at HarborCenter with the eighth as part of a doubleheader with the Sabres on Dec. 29 at KeyBank Cente…

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Faceoff: 3 p.m. Sunday, Barnabas Health Hockey House. Online: Twitter. Regular season records: Buffalo 12-4-0, Metropolitan 13-3-0. Last time out: Buffalo punched its ticket to the Isobel Cup in dramatic fashion last Saturday, as defenseman Sarah Casorso scored the first goal of her National Women's Hockey League career to secure a 3-2 overtime victory against the…

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By Mike Pesarchick, News Sports Writer With the arrival of her first National Women’s Hockey League All-Star weekend, Beauts goaltender Shannon Szadabos is looking forward to having some fun. Szabados, the two-time Olympic gold medalist for Team Canada, was named captain of her own All-Star squad, Team Szabados, and she was able to draft the players. Savannah Harm…