The Buffalo Sabres announced plans for a "Party in the Plaza" presented by KeyBank, which will take place prior to the team's home opener against the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday, Oct. 5. The event will be held in Alumni Plaza from 5-7 p.m.
The party will be highlighted by a special live performance throughout the event by Rochester natives Joywave, whose single, "It's A Trip!," is currently No. 25 on the Billboard U.S. alternative radio chart. The party will also feature the KeyBank "puck shoot" and NHL Network inflatable games and giveaways for fans, as well as a fan photo area. Productive Edge will also be onsite to provide fans with an immersive 360-degree virtual reality experience that will put their hockey skills to the test.
Sabres alumni and Sabretooth will be on hand to sign autographs and hand out giveaways during the event, which is free to the public. Tim Hortons, Yancey's Fancy and Wegmans Sushi will provide food samplings. Additionally, food and beverages will be available for purchase during the party. All outdoor events are weather permitting.
Following the party, all fans who attend the home opener will receive a Sabres T-shirt courtesy of KeyBank.