It's something that many hope could lead to a gradual and fundamental change in Canada's national sport: Canada's largest minor hockey league is phasing out body checking at the Bantam level. The move is being made in the face of growing medical evidence about concussions.
The Buffalo Sabres return to the ice tomorrow night after a successful shootout earlier this week against Boston. In this week's edition of 'Behind the Bench' Sabres Beat reporter Bill Hoppe tells WBFO'S Eileen Buckley the team is not giving up despite a difficult season.
Sabres Beat Reporter Bill Hoppe on 'Behind The Bench'.
The Buffalo Sabres lost in a 4-3 shootout Wednesday night against the Maple Leafs in Toronto. As the team continues plowing through the rest of the season, they've been dealing with changes on the ice and plenty of injuries. WBFO'S Eileen Buckley speaks with Sabres Beat reporter Bill Hoppe in this week's edition of 'Behind the Bench'.
The NHL trade deadline was somewhat of a distraction for some members of the Buffalo Sabres. In this week's 'Behind the Bench', WBFO'S Eileen Buckley fills in for Omar Fetouh speaking with Sabres Beat reporter Bill Hoppe.
WBFO'S weekly installment of 'Behind The Bench' with Sabres Beat Reporter Bill Hoppe.
The Buffalo Sabres face-off at First Niagara Arena Thursday night fresh off a big win Tuesday. This week on Behind the Bench, WBFO'S Eileen Buckley fills in for Omar Fetouh speaking with Sabres Beat reporter Bill Hoppe. Hoppe said some injuries could be the next big problem for the team.
The Buffalo Sabres are back on the road Thursday night after losing Tuesday. This week on Behind the Bench, WBFO'S Eileen Buckley fills in for Omar Fetouh to speak with Sabres Beat reporter Bill Hoppe about what the team needs to do for a win.
'Behind The Bench' with Buffalo Sabres Beat Reporter Bill Hoppe.
The Buffalo Sabres and Winnipeg Jets pulled off a blockbuster trade Wednesday that sent two of the Sabres' highest-profile players to the Western Conference. Late in the day, the team also traded its starting goaltender.
The Buffalo Bills have officially signed controversial free agent offensive guard Richie Incognito. Incognito was a central figure in a bullying scandal while he was a member of the Miami Dolphins in 2013.
On this week's edition of WBFO's Behind The Bench, Buffalo Sabres beat reporter Bill Hoppe talks about the team's return from an extended All-Star break and the return of the team's captain Brian Gionta.
On this week's edition of WBFO's Behind The Bench, Buffalo Sabres beat writer Bill Hoppe talks about the team's extended losing streak, now at 11 games, and how it might affect the future of head coach Ted Nolan.
Buffalo Bills head coach Doug Marrone and general manager Doug Whaley held an end-of-year press conference from Orchard Park Monday to look back on a season where the team improved, but again failed to make the playoffs.