BUFFALO, NEW YORK: (February 7, 2022) – Western New York hockey fans will have a special opportunity to meet the voice behind countless memories this week.
Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino will host a special Meet and Greet event with Buffalo broadcasting legend Rick Jeanneret on Thursday, February 10 from 5-6 p.m. near the signature tree sculpture located in the heart of the casino’s gaming floor. The Meet and Greet event precedes that night’s game between the Buffalo Sabres and the Columbus Blue Jackets at KeyBank Center.
“Rick Jeanneret has made hockey come alive for generations of hockey fans,” said Kevin Nephew, Seneca Gaming Corporation President & CEO. “His legendary calls are a foundational part of the history of professional hockey in Buffalo, and are known throughout the sport. We’re thrilled to give local fans the chance to meet him as he completes his amazing career after 51 seasons.”
Jeanneret has been calling Buffalo hockey games since 1971, serving as the radio play-by-play announcer until adding television duties in 1995. From the days of the fabled French Connection line to the famous “May Day” playoff goal to the up-and-coming players of today’s roster, he has brought the thrills and excitement of the game into countless living rooms across the region, endearing himself to fans and earning his place in Buffalo and hockey broadcasting history. Jeanneret, who was honored with the Foster Hewitt Memorial Award for excellence in broadcasting by the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2012, announced that he will retire from the broadcast booth at the end of this season.
Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino is the latest attraction in the rapidly developing Cobblestone District along Buffalo, N.Y.’s Inner Harbor and is located just minutes from the Peace Bridge to Fort Erie, Canada, and a half-hour from Niagara Falls. The property is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and 365 days a year. Guests can enjoy nearly 1,100 slot machines and more than 30 table games, STIXX Sports Bar and B-LO Bar, and 3 dining destinations including Phillips WD Bar & Grille with incredible views of the city skyline. More information is available by calling 1-877-8-SENECA (1-877-873-6322) or visiting SenecaBuffaloCreekCasino.com. Follow us on Facebook: Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino Twitter: @SenecaBuffalo or Instagram: Instagram.com/SenecaBuffalo. #SenecaBuffalo View us on YouTube.
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