NHL Pre-season Game attracts 4,000


The NHL pre-season game tonight at the Essar Centre between the Carolina Hurricanes and The Buffalo Sabres brought in almost 4,000 locals.

Carolina won in overtime 3-2.

Our very own Soo Thunderbirds were there to help clean the ice during periods.

This is the first time in a very long while that the Sault has hosted an NHL game. Ron Francis’s help with the Hurricanes sure made it an easier decision.

Francis said earlier in a press conference that the game was selected to be played in the Sault so that in turn Buffalo would get to choose next season where to have their pre-season game.

Here’s a photo gallery of the action: