Hockeyville USA: Pep rally, NHL preseason game tonight in Clinton

It’s a big day for local hockey fans as the Buffalo Sabres and Columbus Blue Jackets get ready to face off tonight at the Clinton Arena.

Posted: Sep. 25, 2018 12:26 PM

CLINTON – It’s a big day for local hockey fans as the Buffalo Sabres and Columbus Blue Jackets get ready to face off tonight at the Clinton Arena.

Back in April, the Clinton Arena was named the 2018 winner of the Kraft Hockeyville USA contest, and as a result they’re receiving $150,000 worth of renovations to the arena and they get to host an NHL preseason game. The Stanley Cup was also on display at the arena over the weekend.

NHL players arrived in Clinton for a red carpet event from 9-10 a.m. on Tuesday, and celebratory events are taking place this evening leading up to the big game.

At 1:05 p.m., the National Hockey League Players' Association will host a Goals & Dreams Equipment Donation, followed by a Q&A session with several Buffalo Sabres players at 1:30 p.m.

From 5-6:15 p.m., a pep rally will be held at Clinton Central School, located at 75 Chenango Ave. S. in Clinton. Anybody from the public is welcome to attend, even if you don’t have a ticket for the game.

The game between the Buffalo Sabres and the Columbus Blue Jackets will begin at 7 p.m., and it will be broadcast on NBC Sports.

Tune into WKTV NEWSChannel 2 at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. for live coverage and interviews with fans, officials and some of the players.

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