Maine Hockey Journal

Sabres to open camp on Friday

Portland, ME – Hockey season is soon around the corner and before we know it we’ll all be in the Cumberland County Civic Center watching the Pirates battle with the rest of the AHL.

First, however, is a little thing called training camp must get underway. The Sabres opened their rookie camp on Monday with physicals and on-ice workouts and the main camp is scheduled to open on Friday with veterans reporting for physicals with on-ice workouts take place on Saturday.

A total of 57 players will attend this year’s camp including 32 forwards, 19 defensemen and 6 goaltenders.

The Pirates will open training camp will open on October 2.

First regular season game for the Pirates will be October 11 vs. Manchester at the Cumberland County Civic Center.

BUFFALO SABRES 2008 TRAINING CAMP ROSTER

FORWARD POS HT WT S BIRTHPLACE DATE
72 Adam, Luke C 6-2 203 L St. John, Newfoundland 6-18-90
61 Afinogenov, Maxim RW 6-0 191 L Moscow, Russia 9-4-79
64 Bonneau, Jimmy LW 6-3 220 R Baie-Comeau, Quebec 3-22-85
54 Bouck, Tyler C 6-0 196 L Camrose, Alberta 1-13-80
82 Byron, Paul C 5-9 144 L Ottawa, Ontario 4-27-89
19 Connolly, Tim C 6-0 191 R Syracuse, New York 5-7-81
25 Darche,Mathieu LW 6-1 220 L St. Laurent, Quebec 11-26-76
63 Ennis, Tyler C 5-9 146 L Edmonton, Alberta 10-6-89
46 Fretter, Colton 5-10 187 R Harrow, Ontario 3-12-82
28 Gaustad, Paul C/LW 6-4 229 L Fargo, North Dakota 2-3-82
42 Gerbe, Nathan C 5-5 160 L Oxford, Michigan 7-24-87
47 Gogulla, Philip LW 6-2 176 L Dusseldorf, Germany 7-31-87
55 Hecht, Jochen LW 6-1 191 L Mannheim, Germany 6-21-77
32 Hunter, Dylan LW 6-0 198 L Quebec City, Quebec 5-21-85
36 Kaleta, Patrick RW 5-11 195 R Buffalo, New York 6-8-86
58 Kennedy, Tim LW 5-10 176 L Buffalo, New York 4-30-86
12 Kotalik, Ales RW 6-1 227 R Jindrichuv Hradec, Czech Republic 12-23-78
83 Lagace, Jacob LW 5-11 190 R Beloeil, Quebec 1-9-90
41 MacArthur, Clarke LW 5-11 178 L Lloydminster, Alberta 4-6-85
25 Mancari, Mark RW 6-3 225 R London, Ontario 7-11-85
22 Mair, Adam RW 6-1 208 R Hamilton, Ontario 2-15-79
49 Murphy, Colin LW 6-0 195 L Fort McMurray, Alberta 4-11-80
20 Paille, Daniel LW 6-0 197 L Welland, Ontario 4-15-84
76 Peters, Andrew LW 6-4 247 L St. Catharines, Ontario 5-5-80
29 Pominville, Jason RW 6-0 186 R Repentigny, Quebec 11-30-82
9 Roy, Derek C 5-9 188 L Ottawa, Ontario 5-2-83
15 Schutz, Felix C 5-11 187 L Erding, Germany 11-3-87
21 Stafford, Drew RW 6-1 202 R Milwaukee, Wisconsin 10-30-85
26 Vanek, Thomas LW 6-2 207 R Graz, Austria 1-19-84
59 Vatri, Josh RW 6-1 192 R Barrie, Ontario 8-13-87
71 Whitmore, Derek LW 5-11 185 L Rochester, New York 12-17-84
8 Zagrapan, Marek C 6-1 198 L Presov, Slovakia 12-6-86

DEFENSE POS HT WT S BIRTHPLACE
50 Baier, Paul D 6-0 225 R North Kingstown, RI 2-2-85
81 Brennan, TJ D 6-0 204 L Willingboro, New Jersey 4-3-89
34 Butler, Chris D 6-1 178 L St. Louis, Missouri 5-23-86
33 Card, Mike D 6-1 195 R Kitchener, Ontaio 2-18-86
62 Crawford, Nick D 6-1 188 L Brampton, Ontario 2-23-90
3 Funk, Michael D 6-4 199 L Abbotsford, B.C. 8-15-86
17 Gragnani, Marc-Andre D 6-2 192 L Montreal, Quebec 3-11-87
37 Kostka, Mike D 6-2 210 R Ajax, Ontario 11-28-85
5 Lydman, Toni D 6-1 202 L Lahti, Finland 9-25-77
57 Myers, Tyler D 6-7 204 R Houston, Texas 2-1-90
27 Numminen, Teppo D 6-2 197 R Tampere, Finland 7-3-68
38 Paetsch, Nathan D 6-1 198 L LeRoy, Saskatchewan 3-30-83
73 Schiestel, Drew D 6-1 180 R Hamilton, Ontario 3-9-89
44 Sekera, Andrej D 6-0 200 L Bojnice, Slovakia 6-8-86
52 Rivet, Craig D 6-2 210 R North Bay, Ontario 9-13-74
78 Southorn, Jordon D 6-2 185 L Montreal, Quebec 5-15-90
6 Spacek, Jaroslav D 5-11 206 L Rokycany, Czech Republic 2-11-74
10 Tallinder, Henrik D 6-3 214 L Stockholm, Sweden 1-10-79
4 Weber, Mike D 6-2 199 L Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 12-16-87

GOALTENDER POS. HT WT C BIRTHPLACE
35 Boutin, Jonathan G 6-2 206 L Granby, Quebec 3-28-85
53 Dennis, Adam G 5-11 183 L Toronto, Ontario 2-8-85
31 Enroth, Jhonas G 5-10 174 L Stockholm, Sweden 6-25-88
40 Lalime, Patrick G 6-3 189 L St-Bonaventure, Quebec 7-7-74
30 Miller, Ryan G 6-2 175 L East Lansing, Michigan 7-17-80
35 Scott, Ryan G 5-10 195 L Williamsville, NY 4-8-83

General Manager: Darcy Regier
Head Coach: Lindy Ruff
Assistant Coach: James Patrick
Associate Coach: Brian McCutcheon
Strength & Conditioning Coach: Doug McKenney
Goaltender Coach: Jim Corsi
Head Trainer: Tim Macre
Equipment Manager: Rip Simonick
Equipment Manager: Dave Williams
Equipment Manager: George Babcock

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