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Penguins And Sabres Set For Preaseason Meeting At Pegula Ice Arena

by on June 19, 2017 11:10 AM

No guessing this time, it's for real. The Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins and Buffalo Sabres will take the ice at Pegula Ice Arena at 7 p.m. on Sept. 19 to open their respective preseason schedules. The news was announced on Monday morning.

“The opportunity to once again host the Buffalo Sabres at Pegula Ice Arena and bring the NHL back to Hockey Valley is tremendously exciting,” said Assistant Athletic Director Michael Cross in a release. “Both the Sabres and Penn State learned numerous things from each other during last year’s event and building upon the relationships that were established around this game last year will add value for both organizations.”

The Sabres will once again play the role of the home team for the game meaning all pregame promotions and the general game day aesthetic will be Buffalo centric. It's unknown at this time if the Stanley Cup will make an appearance in addition to the bulk of the known Penguin stars. Generally preseason games -- in particular early in the schedule -- have a limited number of big-name players on the roster.

Either way, after just over 4,000 fans made it to the rink to watch Buffalo take on the Minnesota Wild last fall, so it stands to reason even more will come out to catch a glimpse of some NHL action this time around.

Ticket procedures for Sabres-Penguins pre-season game are as follows:

  • Hockey season ticket holders who renewed their tickets for the 2017-18 season will have the right-of-first-refusal for their ticket locations, up to the number of season tickets purchased for the 2017-18 campaign. The right-of-first-refusal period will begin June 27 and run through July 10.
  • The pre-sale for Nittany Lion Club members and men's hockey season ticket holders for the NHL pre-season matchup will run from July 27 through July 30. Season ticket holders who want to purchase additional tickets (8 ticket limit) can do so during the pre-sale.
  • Tickets for the Sabres-Penguins contest will go on sale to the general public on August 1, subject to availability.
  • Penn State student tickets for the NHL pre-season game will go on- sale in mid-August, and will cost $25.  Students will be able to purchase tickets through their Student Account Manager.

Ben Jones covers Penn State football and basketball for He's on Twitter as @Ben_Jones88.
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