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The “Hockey Heaven” Contest: Introducing Kelly

Time to wrap things up.

Again, we had a lot of great entries here, folks. Thanks to all who participated in our “What ‘Hockey Heaven’ Means to Me” contest. Our second winner (no particular order) is Kelly Heft, a die-hard Sabres fan from the day she was born. Take it away, Kelly!

I was born during the game that put the Sabres in their first Stanley Cup Final. Legend has it my dad had the game playing in the delivery room, and when I came home from the hospital he would rock me while watching the games on TV. I’ve been a Sabres fan since I was born, and Feb 22nd felt like a new beginning. For me Hockey Heaven is a rebirth, with the team and fans coming together as a hockey family. Seeing the Pegula family handing out programs, alumni welcomed back with open arms, and fans being truly listened to all reminded me of what brings me back to the Sabres year after year. It’s that sense of belonging to a community all dreaming of and working towards one common goal. Now we’re ALL united as a family, working towards the same vision: bringing the Stanley Cup to Buffalo.

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Kelly and Sis at the Winter Classic - one of few tastes of "Hockey Heaven" under the Golisano Era.

If you recognize her sister, that’s because she is  “Her Heiny Granger” of the Queen City Roller Girls’ Devil Dollies. Outstanding. The next time I go to an away game, I want these girls on my bus.

Kelly writes a  Sabres blog, entitled “Rooting For Laundry.” She can also be found on Twitter, at @KHeft.

Once more – thanks to all that participated. If there is one thing this contest taught me, it is that the idea of “Hockey Heaven” is deeply embedded in our hockey hearts already.

Go Sabres.

Be sure to visit “Hockey Heaven,” our sponsor of this contest.


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The “Hockey Heaven” Contest: Introducing Brendan

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Wow.

We had a lot of great entries here, folks. Thanks to all who participated in our “What ‘Hockey Heaven’ Means to Me” contest. Our first winner is Brendan McIntyre, who is rooting for the Blue and Gold deep from within the United States Capitol. Take it away, Brendan!

Hockey Heaven is a life-long Sabres fan, raised on the French Connection-led Sabres of the old Memorial Auditorium, buying the team and preparing it for greatness.

Hockey Heaven is a jam-packed HSBC arena, boiling over with blue and gold Sabres fans, screaming at the top of their lungs the most amazing cheer in all of sports, “Let’s Go Buff-a-lo.”

Hockey Heaven is a horde of blue collar Sabres fans rallying out front of 1 Seymour H Knox III Plaza, watching playoff games on enormous big screens.

Hockey Heaven is turning down Versus and turning up the living legend, Rick Jeanneret.

Hockey Heaven will soon be a mob of humanity gathered from around the country to see the Sabres bring Lord Stanley’s Cup down Delaware Avenue.

Let’s Go Buff-a-lo!

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Brendan, and ally, invading the Verizon Center.

Brendan also has an Ovechkin Sound Board on his blog. Goodtimes! I know, I should have typed “Ovechkin Sound Board” at the beginning of this post. Ovie is, after all, such an attention grabber: the “Can you give me some shots vodka please?” button on the sound board is a keeper. Hit it a few times in a row, and tell me you ain’t ready to dance.

Anyway, you may also find Brendan on Twitter at @BrendanMcIntyre.

We’ll announce our other winner shortly.

Go Sabres.


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A BSN Contest: Win some “Hockey Heaven” Gear – and a bit-o-Publicity!

We really, really love our readers.

In appreciation of all of you, we’re launching our first-ever contest here at Buffalo Sabres Nation. Here’s the challenge (and painfully wordy legalities), sports fans:

  • Send us a quick essay on “What Hockey Heaven Means to Me” (send through the “Contact Us” tab).
  • Essays must be kept to a maximum of 150 words.
  • Essays must be original work of the contestant, may not have been previously published, may not have won previous awards, must not infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity or other intellectual property or other rights of any person and must not violate any law.
  • There will be two winners!
  • The winning essays will be chosen by our sponsor, Hockey Heaven.
  • Entries will be accepted until 11:59pm, Friday, July 8th.
  • Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any Entry for any reason, in its sole and absolute discretion.
  • Odds of winning depend upon number of entries received.
  • Winners will be determined after the Contest’s end date and will be notified by email.
  • Employees and their immediate families (spouse, parent, child, sibling and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) or those living in the same household (whether or not related) of BuffaloSabresNation.com, HockeyHeavenBuffalo.com, or Store716.com (“Sponsor”), and their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, prize suppliers, distributors and advertising and promotion agencies (collectively, “Contest Parties”) are not eligible to enter or win.
  • CAUTION: Any attempt by a contestant to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operations of the Contest is a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such an attempt be made, the Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such contestant to the fullest extent permitted by the law and to disqualify such contestant from the Contest.
  • Entry into this Contest constitutes your acceptance of these Official Rules.

Sorry if some of that was a little heavy, but we gotta’ keep our noses clean. Now, on to the prizes! These will include:

  • A t-shirt from Hockey Heaven. (The winners will get to choose which tee they want.)
  • Publication of your essay right here, on Buffalo Sabres Nation – just like a regular post.

This is going to be fun.

Are you a blogger, or an aspiring writer? Do you carry that die-hard passion for the Blue and Gold? Is it time to update your Sabres wardrobe with some sweet new merch? If so, this contest is perfect for you.

Again, thanks to all of our readers for your continued interest and support of Buffalo Sabres Nation. Now, we finally get the chance here to see what “Hockey Heaven” means to you. Let us know, folks.

We’re dying to find out.

Go Sabres.


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