Kim Pegula, wife of Sabres owner, delivers Amerks season tickets
Posted at: 10/04/2012 4:57 PM
| Updated at: 10/04/2012 6:10 PM
By: Robin De Wind | WHEC.com
The National Hockey League announced it is cancelling two weeks worth of regular season games. That’s 82 games wiped out through October 24 as the lockout drags its 18th day with no new labor talks scheduled.
Fairport native Kim Pegula, the wife of Sabres owner, Terry Pegula, is doing her part to keep hockey front and center in Rochester. The Amerks open their season next Friday, a day after the NHL’s season was supposed to start. But the AHL is now the only game in town and Kim Pegula has decided to come back to her hometown of Fairport to pay a visit to season ticket holders.
The annual tradition of delivering season tickets started Thursday afternoon after training camp for the Amerks. Limos were out in front of the Blue Cross Arena.
Kim Pegula went east to her old Fairport neighborhood where she reconnected with old friends. Pegula lived in Fairport until she graduated. Her old neighbor Jane Konecky was thrilled to see her at the door.
Jane Konecny said, “For my grandchildren and family, the Sabres, they're fans. They love the Sabres and Amerks, absolutely.”
Kim Pegula, wife of Buffalo Sabres owner, said, “I think it’s important a lot more knowing when you're a fan. We bought the team. These things mean a lot. I’m happy to do it and connect and I think that's what the sport is all about.”
The Amerks home opener is next Friday at the Blue Cross Arena against Syracuse.