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2019 Buffalo Backyard Classic

The 2019 Buffalo Backyard Classic kicked off earlier today, Friday, March 1. Throughout the weekend, over 80 teams (children and adult) will be participating in the event, which is also a fundraiser for Roswell Park.

  • Full nets and goalies
  • All ages from 6U to Adult

Moments ago, the festivities began at Canalside with an Opening Ceremony and Skills Competition. Then, Saturday morning, the puck drops at 8am at The Ice @ Canalside – the games will take place throughout the day, with the action lasting until 4pm. Finally, on Sunday, players will take to the ice again, starting at 8am.

The charity tournament started in a backyard!

Hockey fans are encouraged to come on down to root for the players, or join in on the Open Skate – for every skater, Canalside will donate $1 to the cause. This is the 11th year that this event has taken place, and every year it gets bigger!

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Lead image courtesy Buffalo Backyard Classic

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