The Pegula Era is a Family Affair

February 23, 2011 Updated Feb 23, 2011 at 12:35 AM EDT

By John Borsa

February 23, 2011 Updated Feb 23, 2011 at 12:35 AM EDT

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) - Terry Pegula is living his childhood dream as owner of the Buffalo Sabres. And he's not the only one.

"It's such a wonderful opportunity I feel we have here as a family," said Kim Pegula, Terry's wife.

Hockey is a big part of life for the Pegulas.

Son Michael, 32, played hockey at Orchard Park High School and his father coached him when he played in a juniors league.

Daughters Jessie, 16, and Kellie, 14, are big hockey fans too.

The teens have been chatting about the sale of the team to their father for weeks on Twitter.

"As long as we don't get in trouble with it. Like, my mom watches what we tweet. As long as we don't get in trouble, we're going to keep doing it," said Jessie.

"There's this thing where you can mention people on Twitter, and they're always like, 'We'd like to thank you so much for coming to Buffalo and for your dad,'" Kellie said. "Everyone's really nice too."

Kim Pegula expects the entire family to be involved with the team.

"I know some of the previous owners, a lot of the family wasn't involved as much but I feel that this time around between five kids and a dog that we'd be able to help with my husband and the whole organization," she said.