The Binghamton Black Bears are the newest professional hockey team in our area and they have been bringing excitement to us on the ice and making a difference in the community.

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Last Saturday, February 19th, the Black Bears returned home after being on the road for three weeks and they didn't disappoint. They skated by the Delaware Thunder 9-3 in front of a sold-out crowd but that wasn't all.

I always tell people that you don't want to leave a game early and last Saturday was a prime example. With 30 seconds left in the game and the Black Bears having the game well in hand, many decided to beat the crowd out of the arena. This is what you missed.

Binghamton Black Bears Goalie Fight

So the Binghamton Black Bears and the Delaware Thunder will face-off again tonight, February 25th at the Visions Veterans Memorial Arena. Will we have "Goalie Fight, The Rematch?" I don't know about that but I do know this.

Tonight is American Special Hockey Association NIght (ASHA) and the Black Bears will be wearing special warm-up jerseys. The special ASHA warm-up jerseys will be auctioned off after the game with 100% of the proceeds going to ASHA.

There is a local special hockey team called the Ice House Hawks and earlier this week, they had a chance to practice with the Black Bears. They mic'd up 8-year-old Cullen and this is how it went.

Ice House Hawks Skate With The Binghamton Black Bears

Talk about your heart-touching stories. This is just one of the many things that I absolutely love about our Binghamton Black Bears. It's events like this that remind us that Hockey Is Meant For Everyone.

So come early to see the Black Bears as they wear the special ASHA warm-up jerseys and stick around as the ASHA will have a silent auction on the concourse for those jerseys.

Face-off is at 7:05 and I'll be doing Chuck-a-Puck between the 2nd and 3rd period tonight. LET'S GO BLACK BEARS!

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