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BUFFALO SABRES STREET HOCKEYFEST RETURNS AUGUST 20 & 21

Posted June 27th, 2011 3:56pm

 BUFFALO, N.Y. (June 27, 2011) --- The Buffalo Sabres today announced that registration is now open for Street HockeyFest 2011. The 10th annual street hockey tournament will take place Aug. 20 and 21, with play beginning at 9 a.m. on Perry Street in front of HSBC Arena.

The tournament is open to boys and girls ages 5-17 at a cost of $125 per team. Each team will consist of up to five players and will be guaranteed at least three games in the all-day, rain or shine event. Every player will also receive a Street HockeyFest t-shirt and hat. Trophies will be awarded to the champions of each division.

Registration will close August 12 at 5 p.m. or when registration is full. Teams can visit Sabres.com to register and download the waiver form. For questions, contact the Street HockeyFest hotline at (716) 855-4144.

Games will be played 3-on-3 plus a goaltender and one optional substitute. Participants are responsible for bringing their own equipment, including sneakers, hockey sticks and gloves. Goaltender equipment is mandatory. Additional protective gear is optional, but recommended.

Food and drinks will be available for purchase throughout the event and the Sabres Store will also be open all day, giving fans a chance to stop in for big summer savings.

Teams will be divided into 11 divisions determined by gender and age/birth year as outlined by 2011-12 USA Hockey age classifications. Microns and Mites are required to wear a helmet and must also be under adult supervision at all times. Divisions are as follows:

Co-Ed:  Micron (6 & under; born 2005 and later) – Saturday, Aug. 20

Boys: Mite (8 & under; 2003) – Saturday, Aug. 20
Squirt (10 & under; 2001-2002) – Saturday, Aug. 20
Pee Wee (12 & under; 1999-2000) – Sunday, Aug. 21
Bantam (14 & under; 1997-1998) – Sunday, Aug. 21
Midget (17 & under; 1994-1996) – Sunday, Aug. 21

Girls: 17 & under (1994) – Saturday, Aug. 20
15 & under (1996) – Saturday, Aug. 20
13 & under (1998) – Saturday, Aug. 20
11 & under (2000) – Saturday, Aug. 20
8 & under (2003) – Saturday, Aug. 20

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