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The Binghamton Senators Celebrate 40 Years of Professional Hockey

On Friday, the Binghamton Senators will celebrate 40 years of hockey in Binghamton.  The Senators play the  Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins at 7pm at the Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena. It’ll be a night of festivities and fun.

The late Jim Matthews is credited with bringing pro hockey to Binghamton in 1973.  Over the next 40 years, Binghamton has hosted 5 professional hockey teams.  The Broome Dusters (73-80), Binghamton Whalers (80-90), Binghamton Rangers (90-97), BC Icemen (97-02) and the Binghamton Senators (02-now).

The night will begin with a special ceremony at 5:30 in the Binghamton Hockey Hall of Fame corner on the main concourse of the Arena and will be followed by a reception in the Arena Club on the 3rd floor.  The B-Sens will recognize the Matthews family during a special pre-game ceremony at 7pm.

Throughout the night, former players, coaches and mascots from the previous teams and current Senators will be on hand. The concourse will have special memorabilia displays featuring Dusters, Whalers and Rangers replica


jerseys.  There will be an “old time” concessions special of $1 popcorn.

The Senators will be wearing special jerseys featuring the “40 Years of Hockey” logo.  The jerseys will be auctioned off after the game. The Binghamton Senators will also commemorate the 40th year with a plaque honoring Jim Matthews. So see you Friday night as we all celebrate 40 years of professional hockey in the Southern Tier and “LET’S GO SENS.”

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