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Buffalo Stars Hockey to Host Labor Day Tournament

Buffalo Stars Hockey to Host Labor Day Tournament

The arrival of Labor Day Weekend marks the unofficial end of summer, and for the Buffalo Stars and other amateur teams it means the arrival of hockey season.  The 2011-2012 hockey season officially begins for the Buffalo Stars this weekend as they play host to the 10th Annual Greater Buffalo Labor Day Shootout at Holiday Twin Rinks in Cheektowaga and Leisure Rinks in Orchard Park.

Excelsior Orthopaedics Launches Comprehensive Sports Concussion Center for Young Athletes

Excelsior Orthopaedics Launches Comprehensive Sports Concussion Center for Young Athletes

AMHERST, N.Y.– Western New York athletes ages 10 and above can now receive early diagnosis and proper care for sports-related concussions with the launch of Excelsior Orthopaedics’ new Sports Concussion Center and Play Safe program – Western New York’s first and only comprehensive sports concussion management program for young athletes.

The launch of the Sports Concussion Center and Play Safe program coincides with the start of fall sports practices and games for thousands of male and female middle school and high school athletes in Western New York. As part of the new center, Excelsior’s Play Safe program offers a simple and cost-effective way – using computerized neurocognitive testing – for young athletes and school officials to ensure that athletes suffering concussions are fully recovered before returning to the playing field.

Buffalo Stars Junior Hockey Heads to Lake Placid

Buffalo Stars Junior Hockey Heads to Lake Placid

(August 25, 2011) - The Buffalo Stars Junior Hockey Club, members of the Empire Junior Hockey League, will depart early Friday morning for a weekend pre-season training trip that includes a stop on the same ice where the "Miracle On Ice" happened 31 years ago.

The Stars, which compete at the Junior B level (players are ages 16 to 20 and are candidates for advancement to higher levels of competitive hockey), will first play in an enhibition game against the Syracuse Stars Friday in Cicero, New York.  Next, they'll head to Oswego State University for a "Q & A" session with the school's hockey coaches. 

Then, it's training time both on the ice and off at the Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid.  They'll work out on the same ice where Team USA shocked the world with an upset win over the Soviet Union at the 1980 Winter Olympics, followed days later by a gold-medal clinching win over Finland on the same rink.