Friday, April 10: Albany 3, Binghamton 6
Shots: Albany 36, Binghamton 27
PP: Albany 0 for 1, Binghamton 0 for 2
The Binghamton Senators avenged last Sunday’s loss in Albany with a 6-3 win over the Devils on home ice. Cole Schneider recorded his first professional hat trick while Shane Prince added a goal and an assist to lead the Binghamton scoring attack.
Schneider opened the scoring just shy of the eight minute mark of the first period with his 25th goal of the year off assists from Chris Wideman and Prince. Binghamton’s Chris Driedger stopped all 12 scoring chances for the Devils in the opening 20 minutes of play to keep the 1-0 lead heading into the first intermission.
Aaron Johnson redirected a shot from Alex Grant past Albany’s Scott Wedgewood 1:41 into the second period to make it 2-0 Binghamton. Prince made it 3-0 for the hosts less than three minutes later when he corralled a puck poked free by Schneider and lifted it over Wedgewood for his 26th goal of the year. Schneider notched his second of the night with 6:21 to play in the period before Matthew Zay recorded his first professional goal just 16 seconds later to make it 5-0 Binghamton heading into the final break.
Tim Sestito scored for Albany just 35 seconds into the third to breakup Driedger’s shutout bid. The Devils went on to score two more goals with the first from Joe Faust at 2:43 followed by Mike Sislo with less than eight minutes to play cut the B-Sens lead to 5-3. Schneider put the game away with his third of the night on an empty net with just 59 seconds to play to move the final score to 6-3.
Driedger remained perfect in his five starts in net for Binghamton as he stopped 33 of 36 shots faced. Wedgewood allowed five goals on 27 shots to fall to 12-14-6 on the year.
Saturday, April 11: Utica 2, Binghamton 3 (SO)
Shots: Utica 42, Binghamton 37
PP: Utica 1 for 2, Binghamton 0 for 2
The B-Sens beat the visiting Utica Comets 3-2 Saturday night in their first shootout victory of the season. Schneider notched his 28th goal of the season in the second period and was the lone skater to score in the shootout to lead Binghamton to the win.
Following a scoreless first period, the Comets grabbed a 1-0 lead just 50 seconds into the middle frame when Hunter Shinkaruk pushed his 14th goal of the year under a sprawling Driedger. Binghamton drew the score even with Schneider’s tally 6:44 into the period. Brandon DeFazio broke the tie just shy of the 12 minute mark with his 19th strike of the season, but Buddy Robinson responded less than three minutes later to once again tie the score at 2-2.
Driedger managed to stop a flurry of shots by the Comets throughout the third period to keep the game tied and force overtime.
A back-and-forth sudden-death period did not solve the stalemate, so the teams took to the shootout where Driedger stopped all three Comet shooters to remain unbeaten in six starts with Binghamton this season.
Wednesday, April 15 vs. Utica Comets (Vancouver Canucks) – 7:05p.m.
Friday, April 17 @ Hershey Bears (Washington Capitals) – 7:00p.m.
Saturday, April 18 vs. Rochester Americans (Buffalo Sabres) – 7:05p.m.
Wednesday the B-Sens & Broome-Tioga Workforce will host a Career Fair pregame beginning at 11:00a.m. and running until 3:00p.m. The first 500 people to present their resume at the Job Fair Information Table will receive a FREE TICKET to that night’s game versus the Utica Comets at 7:05p.m.
This free event is open to the public and a great opportunity for both individuals in the area looking for employment as well as for local businesses to attract potential employees.
Participating local companies include: Maines, Foam It Insulation, Elmira Business Institute, Mirabito Energy Products, Lourdes Hospital, Workforce New York and many more.
Wednesday is the last game fans can take advantage of the AAA Membership Card Discount. Present your AAA Card during the time of purchase at either the B-Sens Executive Office of the Arena Box Office to receive $4 off your tickets (limit two tickets per card).
The B-Sens will hold a special merchandise sale starting at 6:00p.m. on Wednesday when the gates open. All fans will receive 25% off of all non-clearance merchandise and apparel. In addition, all season ticket holders will receive an additional 10% off. (This offer excludes all equipment and game worn jerseys).
Saturday will be our Annual Fan Appreciation Night as the B-Sens host the Rochester Americans in their final game of the 2014-15 season. There will be great giveaways all night for fans in attendance highlighted by the Jack Sherman Toyota Chuck-A-Puck Car Giveaway beginning during the first intermission.
Saturday night fans will also get to see the 2015 Player Awards being presented in a pregame ceremony starting at 7:05p.m. Awards being presented include Most Valuable Player, Top Defenseman, Rookie of the Year as well as 7th Player of the Year.
The B-Sens and B-Mets are offering Binghamton sports fans a joint ticket package that will include a ticket to the B-Mets’ game and the B-Sens’ game.
The B-Mets will host the Harrisburg Senators on Saturday, April 18, at 1:05 p.m. at NYSEG Stadium before the B-Sens conclude their season against the Rochester Americans at 7:05 p.m. at the Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena.
The ticket package is only $18 and can be purchased in person through the B-Sens Executive Office on the third floor of the Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena or at the B-Mets box office at NYSEG Stadium (211 Henry St., Binghamton).
Forward Cole Schneider recorded his first professional hat trick April 10 versus the Albany Devils. Schneider, who has posted new career highs in goals scored (28) and points (55), has seven points (five goals, two assists) over his past three games played.
Defenseman Chris Wideman was named the 2015 Eddie Shore Award Recipient for the league’s outstanding defensemen this past Friday, April 10. That evening Wideman broke the B-Sens record for most points by a defenseman in a season with his 56th of the year. The record was previously owned by Andre Benoit who accumulated 55 points during the B-Sens Calder Cup Championship season in 2010-11.
PRACTICE SCHEDULE (Practice times and locations are subject to change) …
Wednesday, April 15 10:00a.m. – On Ice at Floyd L. Maines Arena
7:05p.m. – B-Sens vs. Utica
Thursday, April 16 11:00a.m. – On Ice at Floyd L. Maines Arena
Friday, April 17 10:00a.m. – On Ice at Floyd L. Maines Arena
1:30p.m. – Bus Departs for Hershey
7:00p.m. – B-Sens @ Hershey
Saturday, April 18 10:30a.m. – On Ice at Floyd L. Maines Arena
7:05p.m. – B-Sens vs. Rochester
For more information, please contact:
Joe Battaglini, Director of Media Relations, 607-722-7367