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Hockey Hall of Famer Scotty Bowman headlines evening benefiting Niagara hockey


Niagara University plays Ohio State at the Schottenstein Center on Saturday, December 29, 2017 in Columbus, Ohio.
NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. -- The Niagara University Department of Athletics will host an evening with Hockey Hall of Famer Scotty Bowman to benefit Purple Eagles hockey. The event will take place on Saturday, Sept. 29 at the Hyatt Place in Niagara Falls, N.Y.
Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be served at 6:00 p.m. and dinner will be served at 7:00 p.m. Opening remarks will be made by Niagara University Director of Athletics Simon Gray and head hockey coach Jason Lammers.
Bowman's coaching career in the league spanned more than three decades and included stints with the St. Louis Blues, Montreal Canadiens, Buffalo Sabres, Pittsburgh Penguins and Detroit Red Wings. He won nine Stanley Cup Championships during his career, including five in Montreal and one in Pittsburgh. He earned his final three titles in Detroit, including one in his final season as a coach in 2001-02. Bowman was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1991. In 2009, Bowman was given an honorary Doctorate of Pedagogy from Niagara University.
Those interested in supporting the hockey program and attending this event must R.S.V.P. by Sept. 17 to hospitality@niagara.edu. A donation of $100 to the Niagara University men's hockey program will be accepted in advance or at the dinner.

The Niagara hockey team opens the 2018-19 season with an exhibition contest at Dwyer Arena against York at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6. The Purple Eagles open the regular season the following weekend at home against AIC at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 12. For ticket information, please call the Niagara Ticket Office at (716) 286-TIXX (8499), email tickets@niagara.edu or visit www.PurpleEagles.com/Tickets
About the Purple and White Club
The Purple & White Club is the annual giving organization that supports all of Niagara's athletic programs. The club will organize all friend-raising and fundraising activities. The philanthropy of our former letter-winners, alumni, fans and parents makes a difference in the lives of our student-athletes, coaches and teams. Purple & White Club gifts are used to enhance recruiting and bolster travel and equipment budgets, but they also support other priorities as determined by our coaches.

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