Posts Tagged ‘Buffalo’

Does Buffalo care about winning in Rochester?

December 9, 2012 - By

-Written by Jason Bonno

Buffalo Sabres management is failing the Rochester Americans. The season, which arrived amidst much hoopla with the NHL lockout, is starting to come off the rails by the middle of December, with apparently no help in sight. To the contrary, the positive is just that, it’s only the middle of December and there are 55 games remaining. However, one has to wonder if Sabres GM Darcy Regier and Kevin Devine, who oversees Amerks hockey operations, really have any pulse on what is happening to the Amerks – and if they do, do they care?

It didn’t start well on the injury front, with the Amerks losing Corey Tropp for the season during their very first game. Many fans hoped for a replacement player right away. That the Sabres management would recognize losing their top winger in the first game could be a devastating blow, especially in a league with so much talent. But nothing happened. It was understandable, especially when Brian Flynn capitalized on his new opportunity. He has, perhaps, become the Amerks’ best forward and arguably MVP to date.

However, it didn’t end there. As it seems to happen to every year to the Amerks, [...]Read More

Amerks Announcer Don Stevens on Versus

August 5, 2009 - By

If you’ve missed hearing the voice of Don Stevens calling an Amerks hockey game all summer then you’ll be able to hear him on August 29th at 3pm on Versus as he does play by play for the Major League Roller Hockey Pro Tour Championship game.

I know that roller hockey is a popular sport, but I had no idea that this league existed.  If it wasn’t for Don Stevens doing play by play I probably never would have found this.  How many people really tune into Versus at 3pm on a Saturday?  Hit the guide button now on your DVR remote and set this to record.

Here’s the rest of the release from the league:

Major League Roller Hockey (MLRH)  has announced an agreement with the VERSUS Network to broadcast an MLRH Roller Hockey Special featuring the MLRH Pro Tour Championship game and the CO-ED Slamm Hockey Championships.  The program is set to air Saturday, August 29 at 3:00 PM EST.  The telecast marks the first time in over ten years that roller hockey will be seen on Network TV.

The Championships were played at the Pepsi Center in Buffalo and will be packaged into a one hour special.  [...]Read More