Category Archives: Sports

Hat trick scored with NHL Network

Hat trick scored with NHL Network

BendBroadband has now launched the NHL Network on channel 45 (SD) and 645 (HD) its Preferred package. The NHL Network is the most requested channel by customers, which shows hockey is by far the coolest sport in the world.

Four out of five dentists recommend hockey and now so does BendBroadband.

Each season, the NHL Network broadcasts up to 80 regular season games six days a week. The network also broadcasts live NCAA college hockey games, which air Friday nights during the season.

Other programs on the NHL Network:

  • NHL Tonight – NHL Network’s signature show, which covers on-and off-ice NHL news with highlights, interviews, and analysis. Airs nightly at 7 p.m., ET.
  • NHL Now – A two-hour program that features interview with NHL players and insight from NHL insiders including Bob McKenzie, Kevin Allen, and Ed Olczyk. Airs weekdays from 4 to 6 p.m., ET.
  • Sportsnet Hockey Central at Noon – A talk program hosted by Daren Millard and features analysts Nick Kypreos and Doug MacLean.
  • Top 10 – A countdown program focusing on great performances to memorable moments.
  • Frozen in Time – A retrospective program that features a look back at the greatest moments in the NHL from players, teams and special events.
  • Pioneers – A profile series in which NHL legends discuss their groundbreaking careers.

This month, the NHL Board of Governors voted to approve the expansion application from the NHL Seattle group to bring a yet-to-be-named team into the League for the start of the 2021-22 season. The Board of Governors also voted to move the Arizona Coyotes into the Central Division making way for the new Seattle team to play in the Pacific Division. The Coyotes will remain in the Pacific Division until Seattle enters the League.

The Seattle team will play at Seattle Center Arena, the former KeyArena which is scheduled to undergo a privately financed $700 million renovation. The project was waiting for NHL approval of the expansion team before it could begin. The capacity for an NHL game at KeyArena will be about 17,400.

Hockey – half mental, half dental! We welcome the NHL Network to BendBroadband!

ESPN’s college football preview

ESPN’s college football preview

The 2017 college football season ended with Alabama winning its fifth national championship. Now, it’s almost time for the 2018 season. The first games will kick off on Saturday, Aug. 25 and more games will be held on Thursday, Aug. 30 through Labor Day weekend. Earlier this year, ESPN posted the “Way-Too-Early Top 25” college… Continue Reading

Mariners baseball kicks into gear

Projected to go 82-80 in the American League West, the Seattle Mariners are talented enough to compete for a wild card spot this year. Pitching will be key to how the season goes for the Mariners, who went 78-84 last season and tied for third in the AL West. Seattle used a major-league record 40 pitchers last… Continue Reading

Olympic Bound: Kent Callister

Kent Callister, a local snowboarder who grew up riding Mt Bachelor, will be representing his home country of Australia in the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. Kent grew up in the United States, but his family is linked to one of Australia’s products — the Vegemite. Before he headed out to South Korea,… Continue Reading

The Olympic Channel to showcase unlikely athletes at Winter Olympics

The Olympic Channel to showcase unlikely athletes at Winter Olympics

The Olympic Channel debuts its original documentary series, Far From Home, this week with stories behind some of the most unlikely athletes at the Winter Games. You can find The Olympic Channel in Bend on channel 49 (SD) and channel 649 (HD) in Preferred where you can choose from thousands of videos. Far from Home stories include… Continue Reading

The PyeongChang Winter Olympics kick off

The PyeongChang Winter Olympics kick off

The 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics have begun. These Olympics will have the most live coverage of any Winter Olympics ever. Here in Bend, we are cheering on three local residents competing for Team USA and one who will represent Australia. Good luck to Tommy Ford and Laurenne Ross in alpine skiing, Ben Ferguson in snowboarding… Continue Reading

Comprehensive live Winter Olympic coverage

The 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics are almost here. Live coverage of the XXIII Winter Olympics will be the most of any Winter Olympics ever. With the benefit of a 17-hour difference, live competition will be held in primetime on every night of the PyeongChang Olympics. All 15 sports including figure skating, alpine skiing, and snowboarding… Continue Reading

Finger-food recipes for Super Bowl LII

Finger-food recipes for Super Bowl LII

Host a spectacular Super Bowl party with game-day recipes for crowd-pleasing finger foods and easy appetizers like chicken wings, dips, cheese balls and more. Check out these fun recipes from The Food Network. Charleston Cheese Dip by Trisha Yearwood Ingredients 1/2 cup of mayonnaise 1 cup of grated sharp Cheddar cheese 1/2 cup of Monterey… Continue Reading