Binghamton Senators Hall of Fame Inductions and St. Patrick’s Celebration Tonight
The Binghamton Senators are in action this Friday and Saturday at the Broome Veterans Memorial Arena. Tonight, Bob Carr and Al Hill will be inducted into the Binghamton Hockey Hall of Fame. They'll be formally inducted in an ice-level ceremony at 7 p.m., just prior to the B-Sens game against the Norfolk Admirals.
Carr became part owner of the Binghamton American Hockey League franchise in 1985 and is best known for his involvement with the Whalers, Rangers and Senators. He assists with the day to day management of the B-Sens merchandise department. He has coached and sponsored many youth and adult sports teams and activities in the Southern Tier. He has always been a firm believer in the saying, “Work hard and have fun”, which is now a favorite to share with his grandchildren.
Al Hill spent much of his pro coaching career in the Southern Tier. He served as an assistant coach with the Binghamton Rangers for three seasons (1990-93). He split assistant coaching duties between Binghamton and the New York Rangers during the 1992-93 campaign; a season that saw the Binghamton Rangers post a record of 57-13-10 and set a league record that still stands for most points in a season with 124. Hill would be appointed head coach of the Binghamton Rangers from 1993-95 posting a record of 76-68-16 as it's leader. He returned to Binghamton in 1997 to serve as head coach of the United Hockey League’s B.C. Icemen, coaching them to a Colonial Cup playoff berth in their first season.
Hill began a NHL career with the Philadelphia Flyers in 1977. He made his NHL debut on Feb. 14, 1977. He would score two goals and three assists to help lead the Flyers past the St. Louis Blues, 6-4. His five points set a new record for most points by a player in his first NHL game.
With the additions of Carr and Hill the Binghamton Hockey Hall of Fame will have 39 members. Included in its membership are former Broome Dusters and Binghamton Whalers goaltender Ken Holland, Broome Dusters founder and owner Jim Matthews and Newsradio 1290, WNBF's own Roger Neel. Roger will be doing Chuck a Puck for me between the 2nd and 3rd period.
The Binghamton Senators will have their St. Patrick's Day celebration with the first 500 kids through the door receiving a free St. Patrick's Day rubber duck. The Carle School of Irish Dance will perform during the 1st intermission. The Sens will be wearing special St. Patrick's Day themed jerseys. They'll be auctioned off after the game. For more info on all the B-Sen activities go here.