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April 18th, 2014 1:09pm

 Peca remains GM of Junior A team, adds role of director of hockey operations for entire Jr. Sabres organization

April 16th, 2014 11:56pm

 BUFFALO, NY – The Canisius College Board of Regents will present Russ Brandon, president and chief executive officer of the Buffalo Bills, with its Distinguished Citizen Achievement Award at the 48th annual Scholarship Ball on Saturday, May 3 at the Hyatt Regency Buffalo. The evening begins with cocktails at 6:00 p.m. The awards presentation takes place at 7:30 p.m. Dinner will immediately follow.

April 16th, 2014 11:54pm

 ORCHARD PARK, NY – The Buffalo Bills today announced the dates and times of their 2014 preseason schedule.

Buffalo will open the NFL’s preseason against the New York Giants in the Hall of Fame game and make two road trips in back-to-back weeks at the Carolina Panthers and Pittsburgh Steelers before hosting the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Detroit Lions in Weeks Three and Four at Ralph Wilson Stadium.

2014 PRESEASON SCHEDULE
DATE
OPPONENT
TIME (ET)
Sunday, Aug. 3
Hall of Fame Game

April 16th, 2014 11:10pm

 BUFFALO, N.Y. (April 16, 2014) --- The Buffalo Sabres today announced several changes to the team’s coaching staff, effective immediately: Assistant coaches Joe Sacco and Jerry Forton have been offered reassignment within the organization’s hockey department; the contract of assistant coach Teppo Numminen will not be renewed; goaltending coach Jim Corsi will not return as part of the team’s staff next season.

Barry Named to NJCAA All-America Team
June 5th, 2013 9:23pm

WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. – June 5 - Erie Community College sophomore Brian Barry (Derby, N.Y./Lake Shore) was named today to the NJCAA Division III All-America Team as a first-team selection. Barry, an outfielder/pitcher, hit .464 this past season with a school-record 71 runs batted to go with 24 doubles and 12 home runs. Barry also recorded a 6-3 record as a pitched and struck out a team-high 66 batters in 58 innings. Barry's 71 RBI, 24 doubles, and .837 slugging percentage led the NJCAA Division III.

Eight Kats Receive NJCAA Academic Student-Athlete Awards
June 4th, 2013 8:35pm

BUFFALO, N.Y. - June 5 - Eight Erie Community College student-athletes were named recipients of NJCAA Academic Student-Athlete Awards. The student-athletes needed to have completed three full-time semesters and a minimum of 45 semester credit hours and must have participated in at least one season.

ECC's Kaufman Named to Academic All-America At-Large Team
June 3rd, 2013 7:07pm

BUFFALO, N.Y. – June 3 – Erie Community College sophomore Ryan Kaufman (Amherst, N.Y.) was chosen as a third-team selection to the 2013 Capital One Academic All-America® College Division men’s at-large team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Kaufman, a defenseman on the ECC hockey team, carries a 3.67 grade-point average while majoring in criminal justice.

ECC Announces Hockey Schedule
May 28th, 2013 6:43pm

BUFFALO, N.Y. – May 28 – The Erie Community College hockey team has announced its upcoming 2013-14 schedule. The Kats, who have qualified for the past five NJCAA Championships, also plays members of the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA). ECC will announce additions to its schedule at a later date. The Kats have placed four players on the NJCAA All-America teams the past three seasons.

Barry Named Region III's MVP, Schnurr on First Team
May 21st, 2013 8:36pm

WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. - May 21 - Erie Community College sophomore Brian Barry (Derby, N.Y./Lake Shore) was named the Region III most valuable player. Barry, an outfielder/pitcher, hit .464 this past season with a school-record 71 runs batted to go with 24 doubles and 12 home runs. Barry also recorded a 6-3 record as a pitched and struck out a team-high 66 batters in 58 innings. Barry's 71 RBI and 24 doubles also lead the NJCAA Division III.

ECC's Kaufman, Szpara Receive SUNY Chancellor Scholar Athlete Award
May 20th, 2013 5:15pm

BUFFALO, N.Y. – May 20 - Erie Community College sophomore Ryan Kaufman (Amherst, N.Y.) and freshman Elizabeth Szpara (Orchard Park, N.Y.) were recently chosen as recipients of the 2013 The State University of New York Chancellor’s Scholar Athlete Award. The Scholar Athlete Award recognizes a combination of academic excellence and outstanding athletic achievement at the NCAA Division I, Division III and NJCAA levels.

Barry, Sherman Named to Region III All-Tournament Team
May 19th, 2013 8:38pm

LITTLE FALLS, N.Y. - May 19 - Brian Barry (Derby, N.Y./Lake Shore) and Vinny Sherman (North Collins, N.Y./North Collins), sophomores on the Erie Community College baseball team, were named to Region III's All-Tournament Team, announced Sunday following the championship game. ECC finished as the tournament runner-up for the second-straight year.

Kats Fall in Region III Tournament Championship
May 19th, 2013 2:58pm

LITTLE FALLS, N.Y. – May 19 – The Erie Community College baseball team suffered a 5-1 loss to fifth-ranked Niagara County CC Sunday in the Region III Tournament championship game at Veterans Memorial Park.

The Kats, who close the season 39-20, have competed in the past three Region III Tournament championship games. The 39 wins tie the 2005 team for most wins.

Barry Leads Kats Past Herkimer County CC; Kats to Meet NCCC for Region III Title
May 18th, 2013 9:55pm

LITTLE FALLS, N.Y. - May 18 - Sophomore Brian Barry (Derby, N.Y./Lake Shore) scattered five hits while striking out eight batters as the Erie Community College baseball team defeated seventh-ranked Herkimer County CC 6-3 Saturday night in the Region III Tournament at Veterans Memorial Park. Barry also had three hits, including a double and a home run as the Kats improved to 39-19, tying the school record set in 2005 for most wins in a season.

Schnurr Improves to 9-0, Kats Stay Alive at Region III Tournament
May 18th, 2013 3:58pm

LITTLE FALLS, N.Y. - May 18 - Freshman Michael Schnurr (Waterloo, Ont./St. David's) allowed four hits while pitching a complete game to lift the Erie Community College baseball team to a 2-1 win over Onondaga CC Saturday afternoon at the Region III Tournament at Veterans Memorial Park.

Schnurr improved to 9-0, one shy of the school's single-season win record, as the Kats improved to 38-19. The 38 wins are the second-most in school history. Schnurr set the single-season record for most innings pitched, 77.1, while striking out four.

Fifth-Ranked NCCC Downs Kats, 8-3
May 17th, 2013 7:59pm

LITTLE FALLS, N.Y. - May 17- Niagara County CC scored three runs in the first inning and later would add three runs in the eighth as the Thunderwolves, the nation's fifth-ranked team, recorded an 8-3 win over the Erie Community College baseball team Friday afternoon in the first round of the Region III Tournament at Veterans Memorial Park.

NCCC used four walks, a hit batter, a wild pitch and an error to plate three runs in the first.

Kaufman Named to Capital One Academic All-District I TEam
May 16th, 2013 8:39pm

BUFFALO, N.Y. - May 16 - Erie Community College sophomore Ryan Kaufman (Amherst, N.Y.) has been named to the 2012-13 Capital One Academic All-District ® Men’s At-Large District I first team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America. As a first-team selection, Kaufman is now eligible to be selected as a Capital One Academic All-America recipient.

ECC Athletics Department Holds Awards Night
May 15th, 2013 8:06pm

BUFFALO, N.Y. – May 15 – The Erie Community College athletics department held its annual awards night Wednesday at the Burt Flickinger Athletic Center.

In addition to the athletics department naming the athletes of the year and honoring various individuals for their contributions, each team honored its most valuable player.

The most valuable players were:

Kats Meet NCCC in Region III Tournament Semifinals
May 13th, 2013 7:32pm

WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. – May 13 – The Erie Community College baseball team will open the Region III Tournament semifinals against eighth-ranked Niagara County CC at 3:30 p.m. Friday at Veterans Memorial Park in Little Falls, N.Y. ECC won the 2011 tournament while NCCC won the 2012 title.

The Kats enter the double-elimination tournament 37-18 while NCCC is 34-16. The teams split their four games this season.

Kats Sweep Hudson Valley CC, Advance to Region III Semifinals
May 11th, 2013 7:11pm

WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. - May 11 - Sophomore Brian Barry (Derby, N.Y./Lake Shore) led the Erie Community College baseball team to wins of 7-3 and 13-3 over Hudson Valley CC Saturday in the opening round of the Region III Tournament. Barry homered in each game and scattered six hits to pick up the win in the nightcap. ECC advances to the Region III Tournament semifinals this coming weekend in Little Falls, N.Y. ECC's opponent is yet to be determined.