For the second time this month, the worst kept secret in the Southern Tier is confirmed. The first was the rumor of Bon Jovi playing at the Dick's Sporting Goods Open in April That was true.

Now this:

Following approval from the American Hockey League’s board of governors, the New Jersey Devils will relocate their AHL affiliate to Binghamton beginning in the 2017-18 season.

An agreement has also  been made with Broome County to keep the American Hockey League on the ice at Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena through the 2021-22 season.

“We’re thrilled to welcome the three-time Stanley Cup Champion, New Jersey Devils, to the Southern Tier starting in the 2017-18 season, said Tom Mitchell, current Executive Vice President of the Binghamton Senators.  We have some extra special benefits and events planned that we’ll be excited to share with fans shortly.”

2017-18 season ticket memberships are on sale now. They haven't wasted any time either with a new website. Several new benefits for the upcoming season include a free ticket to a New Jersey Devils game at Prudential Center for all those who put a deposit down on a full season membership.

The jersey and new logo will be released at a future date.

Let's support the B-Sens for the rest of the year as a way of saying thanks for 15 great years and a 2010-2011 Calder Cup championship. I'll see you at the game.

[via Binghamton Senators]