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Buffalo Jr. Sabres
Buffalo Jr. Sabres
Ontario Junior A Hockey League
City Buffalo, New York
Founded 1975
Franchise history 1975-1986: Buffalo Jr. Sabres
1987-1998: Niagara Scenic
1998-2005: Buffalo Lightning
2005-Pres: Buffalo Jr. Sabres
Head Coach Grant Ledyard
General Manager Grant Ledyard
Arena West Seneca Recreation Center
Team Colors Blue, Yellow, and White
Affiliate Team(s) none
Royal Bank Cups none
Dudley Hewitt Cups none
Buckland Trophies none

The Buffalo Jr. Sabres are a Tier II Junior "A" ice hockey team from Buffalo, New York. They are a part of the Ontario Junior A Hockey League.

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History

This franchise was established in Buffalo, New York in 1975 when the Buffalo Jr. Sabres joined the New York/Pennsylvania Junior Hockey League. The forerunner of the Jr. Sabres seems to have been the Buffalo Tondas of the Southern Ontario Junior A Hockey League. The team continued in various leagues, including The Western New York Junior Hockey League, The North American Hockey League and the Golden Horseshoe Junior B Hockey League, before suspending operations for one season after the 1985–1986 season. The 1985–86 season saw Buffalo balance a schedule between the Ontario Hockey Association's Golden Horseshoe league and a split season with the NAHL.

In the 1987–1988 season the team began operating again headed by Kris Hicks (Head Coach) and Chuck Giambra (General Manager). They were now known as the Niagara Scenic and were playing a full schedule in the North American Hockey League. The team moved to the Eastern Junior Hockey League for the 1994–1995 season and then joined the Metro Junior A Hockey League beginning in 1995–1996. After the Metro folded, the Scenics became the Buffalo Lightning and moved to the OPJHL. In 2005, the Lightning made a deal with the National Hockey League's Buffalo Sabres to have them take up the name "Junior Sabres" again and wear the Sabres' old Blue and Gold jerseys.

In 2008 the Buffalo Jr. Sabres were bought out by the Buffalo Sabres and the Buffalo Sabres Alumni Association. Former Buffalo Sabre Larry Playfair took over as team president, while former Buffalo Sabre Grant Ledyard took the reins as head coach and general manager.

Season-by-Season Results

Old Lightning Logo
Old Scenic Logo
Season GP W L T OTL GF GA P Results Playoffs
1983-84 50 29 13 8 - -- -- 66 1st NAHL
1984-85 24 6 12 6 - 101 117 18 3rd NAHL
1985-86 40 29 9 2 - 205 125 60 1st GHJHL Did Not Participate
1985-86 24 6 14 4 - 110 238 16 4th NAHL Split Season in NAHL
1986-87 Did Not Participate
1987-88 32 16 12 4 - 159 139 36 3rd NAHL
1988-89 40 21 13 6 - 220 206 48 3rd NAHL
1989-90 44 20 17 7 - 192 215 47 4th NAHL
1990-91 40 12 21 7 - -- -- 31 6th NAHL
1991-92 40 15 22 3 1 144 190 34 5th NAHL
1992-93 40 14 18 8 6 158 197 36 4th NAHL
1993-94 44 27 11 6 2 217 167 60 1st NAHL
1994-95 EJHL Standings Not Available
1995-96 52 32 15 5 - 294 242 69 4th Metro A Lost Semi-final
1996-97 50 17 26 7 - 230 262 41 9th Metro A
1997-98 50 12 36 2 - 115 257 26 15th Metro A
1998-99 51 11 34 4 2 148 249 28 31st OPJHL
1999-00 49 13 32 2 2 170 236 30 31st OPJHL
2000-01 49 25 16 7 1 203 176 58 13th OPJHL
2001-02 49 5 39 4 1 123 275 15 35th OPJHL
2002-03 49 12 32 1 4 167 229 29 28th OPJHL
2003-04 49 12 31 4 2 137 239 30 33rd OPJHL
2004-05 49 18 27 3 1 163 232 40 23rd OPJHL
2005-06 49 4 41 4 0 85 292 12 36th OPJHL DNQ
2006-07 49 9 35 5 0 154 298 23 32nd OPJHL Lost Conf. QF
2007-08 49 15 30 - 4 151 223 34 27th OPJHL
2008-09 49 25 17 - 7 207 176 57 5th OJ-Mac

Notable alumni

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