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Buffalo, New York

A view of Buffalo.

Buffalo is a city in western New York, United States of America.

It has a population of about 292,000 and a metro area of about 1,170,000 people.


  1. (Canadian Professional Hockey League, 1928-1929) join International Hockey League
  2. (International Hockey League, 1929-1936) join International-American Hockey League
  3. (International-American Hockey League, 1936-1936) suspend operations December 6, 1936 when arena roof collapses (team had played at Peace Bridge Arena in Fort Erie, Ontario)
  4. (American Hockey League, 1940-1970) disband when Sabres join National Hockey League
  1. (New York-Penn Major Hockey League, 1977-1979) folded
  2. (Great Lakes Junior Hockey League, 1983-1984) league renamed North American Hockey League
  3. (North American Hockey League, 1984-1986) sit out 1 season, return as Niagara Scenics
  4. (Ontario Provincial Junior Hockey League, 2005-2009) join Ontario Junior A Hockey League
  5. (Ontario Junior A Hockey League, 2009-2010) league forms Ontario Junior Hockey League
  6. (Ontario Junior Hockey League, 2010-Present)
  1. (Continental Hockey Association, 2004-2005)
  2. (Empire Junior Hockey League, 2006-Present)

Inline/Roller HockeyEdit

Roller Hockey International (1994-1995) players form nucleus of Empire State Cobras based in Glens Falls. team becomes Buffalo Wings the following season
Roller Hockey International (1996-1997) join Major League Roller Hockey
Major League Roller Hockey (1998-1998) return to Roller Hockey International
Roller Hockey International (1999-1999)

University teamsEdit


  • Buffalo Broadway Auditorium (January 1931-January 1932 as ice rink) opened in 1898 as armory and still standing as a warehouse
  • Buffalo State Sports Arena (1991-Present)
  • First Niagara Center (September 21, 1996-Present) also known as Crossroads Arena(original name before opened), Marine Midland Arena, and HSBC Arena
  • Buffalo Memorial Auditorium "The Aud" (October 14, 1940-1996 as hockey venue) renovated in 1970 and 1990, demolished 2009
  • Peace Bridge Arena (Fort Erie, ON) (1928-March 17, 1936) roof collapsed
  • Dann Memorial Rink
  • Bud Bakewell Arena
  • Burvid Ice Rink
  • North Buffalo Ice Rink
  • Rotary Rink at Fountain Plaza
  • Holiday Twin Rinks


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