by Matthew Ondesko/MetroWNY
If anybody knows the South Buffalo community it is a tight-nit group.
Everybody knows everybody in South Buffalo and if one of your own makes it big - everybody makes it.
Tim Kennedy is a South Buffalo boy who has made it big. He plays hockey for the Florida Panthers of the National Hockey League and had a stint with his hometown Buffalo Sabres.
While many of us just see the glory of playing hockey for a living, there is a lot of hard work and a ton of ups and downs.
Early success can sometimes turn into disappointment and then back into success. It is a rollercoaster ride that can get very bumpy from time to time.
Kennedy has seen the ups and down personally.