Saturday, Oct. 11: Worcester 3, Binghamton 2 (OT)
Shots: Worcester 48, Binghamton 43
PP: Worcester 0 for 4, Binghamton 0 for 4
The Binghamton Senators opened its 2014-15 season with a heartbreaking 3-2 overtime loss to the visiting Worcester Sharks. Playing for the first time under the new video scoreboard in the newly named Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena, the B-Sens dropped the home opener for the first time since the 2011-12 season.
Worcester opened the scoring when Ryan Carpenter pushed a loose puck past Andrew Hammond at the 8:15 mark of the first period. Ryan Dzingel scored his first of two goals of the night at 14:34 of the opening period to even the score at 1-1. Micheal Haley gave the Sharks a 2-1 lead heading into the first intermission beating Hammond with less than two minutes remaining in the period.
A back-and-forth second period leaned in Binghamton’s favor when Dzingel went top-shelf for his second of the game over the Sharks Troy Grosenick on a one-on-one opportunity at 16:37 of the frame.
The teams skated to a stalemate in the final period of regulation giving fans their first look at the new overtime format in the American Hockey League this season. The B-Sens and Sharks began the seven-minute sudden-death overtime period with four skaters apiece. The first whistle following the four minute mark of the period required each team to shed one skater each making it a 3-on-3 matchup for the remainder of overtime. Both teams traded great scoring chances throughout, but it was Mike Taormina’s goal with just over 25 seconds remaining that proved to be the game winner.
Standings: The B-Sens salvaged a point in its overtime loss to the Sharks and took third place in the East Division through the first weekend of the season. Both the Norfolk Admirals and Lehigh Valley went 1-1-0-0 through the first two games of the year putting them in a tie for the division lead with two points each. Hershey and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton round out the division having went 0-1-0-0 and 0-2-0-0 this weekend, respectively.
Friday, Oct. 17 vs. Portland Pirates (Arizona Coyotes) – 7:05p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 18 @ Syracuse Crunch (Syracuse Crunch) – 7:00p.m.
The B-Sens host the Portland Pirates on Friday for the first and only time this regular season before taking the trek up Interstate-81 to face former division rival, the Syracuse Crunch, on Saturday.
The Pirates managed to score three third period goals Saturday en route to a 3-2 come-from-behind win in their lone game this past weekend. Former Binghamton Senator goalie, Mike McKenna, made 25 saves for Portland.
The Crunch dropped both games at home this past weekend. On Saturday, Springfield defeated the host team 3-1 while Hartford dealt Syracuse a 4-3 overtime loss Sunday evening.
Center Cedric Paquette leads the Crunch with two goals following his pair during the second period of Sunday’s game against the Wolf Pack.
Friday, October 17, the B-Sens host the Portland Pirates for “Pink at the Rink” benefitting the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. Binghamton will be wearing special pink colored jerseys to help raise awareness with a portion of the proceeds from the postgame jersey auction going to the American Cancer Society. Fans interested in participating in the auction must sign up at the Merchandise Stand prior to the end of the game.
Fans can purchase special discounted tickets for $15.00. For every ticket sold the B-Sens will donate $2.00 to the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Brest Cancer.
Friday night is also a Price Chopper night where fans who present their Price Chopper AdvantEdge Cards
receive $4.00 off the value of their ticket. This offer is limited to two tickets per card and valid at either the
B-Sens Executive Office or the Arena Box Office.
Take advantage of the B-Sens Friday Two-Pack for Friday’s game—two tickets, two hotdogs and two
fountain drinks for only $32.00. This offer is valid only at the B-Sens Executive Office located on the 3rd
floor of the Arena or by calling 722-SENS and only good for sections 6-10.
Rookie Ryan Dzingel scored a pair of goals for Binghamton in the team’s 3-2 overtime loss to Worcester on Saturday. Spanning from the end of last season, the former Ohio State standout now has nine points (four goals, five assists) in just 10 career games with the B-Sens.
Rookie left winger Max McCormick made his professional debut with Binghamton on Saturday notching an assist to go with a plus-1 rating.
Veteran defenseman Aaron Johnson, who was recently just awarded the honor of Captain, led the B-Sens with a plus-2 on ice rating Saturday.
B-SENS BRINGING IT HOME TO THE COMMUNITY…
On Tuesday, October 14, the players and coaches are taking part in the 9th Annual B-Sens Charity Golf Classic. The captain and crew tournament, which for the third consecutive year benefits the Wendy’s Walk for Kids program, will be at Traditions at the Glen. This year over 30 teams of five golfers (four fans and one B-Sens player/coach) hit the links to raise money for local charities that benefit from the Wendy’s Walk for Kids efforts. Following the round of 18, all teams will attend to dinner where a silent auction and raffles help in the fundraising efforts.
PRACTICE SCHEDULE (Practice times and locations are subject to change) …
Wednesday, Oct. 15 9:00a.m. – On ice at BCC
Thursday, Oct. 16 9:00a.m. – On ice at BCC
Friday, Oct. 17 10:00a.m. – On ice at Floyd L. Maines Arena
Saturday, Oct. 18 10:30a.m. – On ice at Floyd L. Maines Arena
3:30p.m. – Bus Departs for Syracuse
7:00p.m. – B-Sens @ Syracuse
War Memorial Arena – Syracuse, NY
Sunday, Oct. 19 Travel to St. John’s – NO MEDIA AVAILABILITY
Monday, Oct. 20 St. John’s – Practice TBD
Tuesday, Oct. 21 11:15a.m. – On Ice Mile One Centre
7:30p.m. – B-Sens @ St. John’s
Wednesday, Oct. 22 11:15a.m. – On Ice Mile One Centre
7:30p.m. – B-Sens @ St. John’s
For more information, please contact:
Joe Battaglini, Director of Media Relations, 607-722-7367