Rich Gaenzler, aka "Bull" on 97 Rock, is replacing Lauren Hall as the Buffalo Sabres' in-arena host for the upcoming National Hockey League season.
He will be expanding his freelance duties, as he also is the in-arena host for Buffalo Bandits lacrosse games.
"I haven't signed any papers, but it is done," Gaenzler confirmed Monday morning. "I'm pumped and I can't wait. This is a huge opportunity for me. Just by virtue of the team being better, the atmosphere in the building will be even better."
The change in hosts is part of a planned overhaul to the Sabres' in-game presentation at KeyBank Center, a source said.
Hall had been the in-game host for the Sabres for the past six seasons. Her primary role is as a multimedia journalist for Pegula Sports and Entertainment, contributing to digital coverage of the Bills and Sabres. She left Channel 4 in May 2016.
Gaenzler, who hosts 97 Rock's popular morning show, spent 13 years as a host for the Bills Radio Network, including work as a sideline reporter and also has hosted a sports talk show.
The Sabres open the regular season Oct. 4 against the Boston Bruins.