Sabres to hold a skills challenge for the fans

The event will take place on Sunday, January 6 at KeyBank Center

Brayton Wilson
December 04, 2018 - 9:40 am

Photo: Timothy T. Ludwig - USA TODAY Sports


The Buffalo Sabres announced on Monday that the team will be hosting its inaugural Sabres Skills Challenge on Sunday, January 6 at KeyBank Center. The event will take place at 12:30 p.m., and will showcase the team's players in an All-Star style skills contest that will divide the group into two teams to compete against each other.

The event is designed to be open for fans of all ages, and will include events such as:

  • Hardest Show
  • Accuracy Showdown
  • Puck Control Relay
  • Power Play Challenge
  • Shootout Challenge

“We’re all pretty competitive, so this will be a good opportunity for us to face off against each other,” Sabres captain Jack Eichel said in a team statement. “We’ve got some of the best fans in the league, and we’re looking forward to putting on a show for them.”

The players will be dressed in custom Sabres jerseys that will be auctioned off after the event. All proceeds from the auction will benefit the Buffalo Sabres Foundation.

The Sabres will also be hosting an autograph session featuring Sabres alumni including Danny Gare, Dominik Hasek, Gilbert Perreault, Rene Robert and more. Doors will open at 10:30 a.m. with the session starting at 11 a.m.

Tickets will go on sale on Friday, December 7 and will be available for $10. More details for the event can be found at

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