Now that Clinton has won the title of Kraft Hockeyville for this year, the only thing that remains besides spending the $150k in rink upgrades was which two teams would take each other on at the pre-season exhibition game. It has been decided and on September 25, the Buffalo Sabres will take on the Columbus Blue Jackets. Both teams are excited to be taking Clinton ice, but none more excited than our community!

Here's some comments from the GMs of both teams:

“The Buffalo Sabres are excited to participate in this year’s Kraft Hockeyville™ USA game,” Sabres General Manager Jason Botterill said. “Playing in front of Clinton’s passionate hockey community in a rink like the ones many of our players grew up skating in will be a great experience for our players. We look forward to putting on a great show for the NHL fans of Central New York.”

 

“Our game is built on the foundation of local communities and its continued growth is a testament to the individuals and families who love and support hockey in those communities,” said Blue Jackets President of Hockey Operations John Davidson.  “Kraft Hockeyville™ USA is a wonderful celebration of hockey’s grass roots and our club is thrilled to be going to Clinton, New York to play the Buffalo Sabres this September.”

Tickets to the game are free and check back for details on how to obtain yours.