The OtherWisz Creative design team has been working overtime towards a Friday, February 2014 opening of a new exhibit of Buffalo Sabres’ hockey memorabilia.
“The exhibit highlights the key events and the people behind them who, together, built a hockey team that became an early contender and in the process won Buffalo’s heart.”
Titled Forging a Connection: Your Buffalo Sabres 1970-1975, the exhibit will occupy the main courtyard of The Buffalo History Museum, located at 1 Museum Court at Elmwood Avenue in Buffalo, N.Y.
Excerpts from the official press release: “Featuring artifacts from the Buffalo Hockey Experience + Museum (BHE+M) collection, the exhibit highlights the key events and the people behind them who, together, built a hockey team that became an early contender and in the process won Buffalo’s heart. The exhibit includes stories and artifacts from the Knox brothers’ initial proposal for a team in Buffalo, the formation of the French Connection, its trek to the Cup finals, and many more.
Highlights include Tim Horton’s #2 jersey worn during his final home game in Buffalo, Gerry Meehan’s #15 sweater from when he scored the winning goal with .04 seconds left to knock the Flyers out of the ’72 playoffs, and goalie Roger Crozier’s jersey from the game six loss to Philadelphia in the 1975 Stanley Cup Finals. Other artifacts on display feature newspaper headlines, team photos, game sticks, Game Day program, Inaugural Season Wilkerson Sword, and much more.”
All of the items in the exhibit are on loan from The Buffalo Hockey Experience and Museum, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the history of professional hockey in Buffalo, New York, and Southern Ontario. The exhibit will run through May 25, 2014.