There are only two home games left for the Binghamton Devils. The next to last game is this Friday, April 6th when the Syracuse Crunch come to the Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena.

Get there early when the Binghamton Hockey Hall of Fame Committee will induct the class of 2018. Before the game, Brian McGrattan and Larry Kish will be honored.

McGrattan played here for three seasons with the Binghamton Senators. He skated in 196 regular season games from 2002-2005 and had 25 goals, 22 assists and 1,051 minutes in penalties.

In the 2004-05 season, he had 551 penalty minutes which is still the most in one season in AHL history. He was known as a fighter and I remember when I shook his hand, it felt like mush. Yuck, I wasn't expecting that.

Larry Kish was the coach for several Binghamton teams from 1975-1982. He was behind the bench for the Broome County Dusters (NAHL), Broome Dusters (AHL), Binghamton Barons (NY-Penn) and the Binghamton Whalers (AHL).

His best season was the 1981-82 season with the Binghamton Whalers when they went to the Calder Cup Finals. They lost to the New Brunswick Hawks, four games to one. He won the Louis A.R. Pieri Memorial Award as the AHL Coach of the Year.

Congratulations to Brian and Larry and thanks for the hockey memories that you gave me at the Floyd. Face-off is at 7:05 but don't be late or you'll miss the ceremony.



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