B-Sens to Kick Off “40 Days of Giveaways” on September 4

B-SENS TO KICK OFF “40 DAYS OF GIVEAWAYS” ON SEPTEMBER 4 BINGHAMTON, N.Y. – The Binghamton Senators announced today details of the “40 Days of Giveaways” promotion set to begin on Tuesday, Sept. 4. To celebrate 40 years of professional hockey inBinghamton the B-Sens will be giving away a prize a day to a lucky season ticket, mini plan or coupon book holder for 40 consecutive days leading up to opening night on Saturday, Oct. 13. Prizes include jerseys, merchandise, fan experience packages, gift cards and more.  Full season ticket holders are eligible for all 40 drawings (one entry per seat).  20-game plan and coupon book holders are eligible for the final 20 drawings.  10-game plan holders are eligible for the final 10 drawings and 5-game plan holders are … Continue reading

Whale Announce 2012-13 Preseason Schedule

WHALE ANNOUNCE 2012-13 PRESEASON SCHEDULE *           *           *           * Includes Local Dates in Cromwell and at Trinity College HARTFORD, August 30, 2012:  The Connecticut Whale today announced its preseason game schedule, in which the team will prep for the upcoming 2012-13 American Hockey League season. The preseason slate consists of three games, two of which will be local home outings.  Area fans’ first chance to see the Whale in action will be Wednesday, October 3, when Connecticut hosts the Albany Devils at Champions Skating Center, 6 Progress Drive in Cromwell, CT.  Faceoff for that game is 7:00 PM, and proceeds will benefit Middlesex Whalers Youth Hockey. The Whale’s lone road preseason contest is scheduled for Thursday, October 4 against the Worcester Sharks at the College … Continue reading

Griffins Add Two to Staff

GRIFFINS ADD TWO TO STAFF GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The Grand Rapids Griffins on Thursday announced the hiring of Andrew Stegehuis as assistant equipment manager and Annette Niergarth as corporate sales activation coordinator. Stegehuis served as a locker room attendant for the Griffins from 2004-11 before spending the 2011-12 season as the equipment manager for the USHL’s Chicago Steel. He has also assisted the Chicago Blackhawks during past prospect camps, training camps and playoff runs, including the team’s 2010 Stanley Cup championship. A native of Grandville, Mich., Stegehuis is currently attending Davenport University to pursue a degree in sports management. A recent graduate of Ferris State University with a degree in advertising, Niergarth joins the Griffins’ front office staff after spending the 2011-12 season as … Continue reading

Rivermen Welcome Evansville as New ECHL Affiliate

RIVERMEN WELCOME EVANSVILLE AS NEW ECHL AFFILIATE Peoria and St. Louis join forces with the expansion IceMen St. Louis Blues Assistant General Manager and Peoria Rivermen General Manager Kevin McDonald announced today that the Blues and Rivermen have entered into a new affiliation with Evansville IceMen of the ECHL. “We are very excited to begin a new relationship with Evansville as they join the ECHL,” said McDonald.  “They have a first-class facility and we are thrilled to have our prospects be coached by someone who played in the NHL and has such an established coaching career. This is a great opportunity to have our players in close proximity to both the NHL and American League cities where we can monitor their progress on consistent basis.” … Continue reading

Meyer Named Monarchs Assistant Coach

Meyer Named Monarchs Assistant Coach New Hampshire native played in over 281 NHL games MANCHESTER, NH – The Manchester Monarchs, the top affiliate of the 2012 Stanley Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings, have named Freddy Meyer as the club’s Assistant Coach, Monarchs General Manager Ron Hextall announced today. Meyer, 31, is a veteran of 418 NHL and AHL games during a nine-year professional career from 2003-2012.  The native of Sanbornville, New   Hampshirecollected 20 goals and 53 assists for 73 points in 281 NHL games with the Philadelphia Flyers, the New York Islanders, the Phoenix Coyotes and the Atlanta Thrashers.  He also registered 23 goals and 28 assists for 51 points in 137 career AHL games with the Philadelphia Phantoms and San Antonio Rampage.  Most … Continue reading

Rivermen sign Blues pick Sergei Andronov

RIVERMEN SIGN BLUES PICK SERGEI ANDRONOV St. Louis third-round pick to make North American debut Peoria Rivermen General Manager Kevin McDonald announced today that the club has signed forward Segei Andronov to an American Hockey League contract for the 2012-13 season. Andronov, 23, was selected by the St. Louis Blues in the third round (#78 overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. The Russian-born winger has spent the last four seasons in the Kontinental Hockey League. Last year with CSKA Moscow, Andronov appeared in 29 games and posted a goal and two assists with four penalty minutes. In four KHL seasons, with CAKA Moscow and Tolyatti Lada, he has produced 44 points (24 goals, 20 assists) along with 68 penalty minutes. Season tickets are on … Continue reading

2012 Binghanton Senators Charity Golf Classic to Benifit Wendy’s Walk for Kids Moved to Oct. 9

2012 BINGHAMTON SENATORS CHARITY GOLF CLASSIC TO BENEFIT WENDY’S WALK FOR KIDS MOVED TO OCT. 9  BINGHAMTON, N.Y. – The Binghamton Senators, in conjunction with Wendy’s Walk for Kids, announced today that the 2012 Binghamton Senators Charity Golf Classic originally scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 16 has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 9 at Vestal Hills Country Club (3096 Webb Road,Binghamton). The day begins with registration and lunch from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m., followed by a shotgun start at noon.  An awards dinner and memorabilia auction will follow the golf event. The Binghamton Senators Charity Golf Classic benefitting Wendy’s Walk for Kids is a captain & crew tournament, with a Binghamton Senators’ player assigned to each crew of four golfers. The mission of the Wendy’s Walk … Continue reading

Jersey Contest Winner Announced

JERSEY CONTEST WINNER ANNNOUNCED Ryan Malaschak of Belleville, Ill. submitted winning design The first-ever Peoria Rivermen jersey design contest received over 1,400 votes during a three-week period and a design submitted by Ryan Malaschak has been crowned the winner. With 40 percent of the total votes, Malaschak’s intricate anchor logo edged out the three other finalists. The jerseys will be worn by the Rivermen in their game on Dec. 15 at Carver Arena against the Milwaukee Admirals. The jerseys will be auctioned off to the public following the game. “I would like to say thank you to the Peoria Rivermen staff for creating such a unique opportunity,” said Malaschak. “Being a graphic artist and a passionate hockey fan my entire life, it has been a … Continue reading

P-Bruins Announce Pre-season Schedule

P-BRUINS ANNOUNCE PRE-SEASON SCHEDULE Providence to Face Springfield in Two-Game Series Providence, RI – The Providence Bruins, entering their 21st season in the American Hockey League, announced today that they will face the Springfield Falcons in two pre-season games. The P-Bruins’ pre-season schedule begins on Wednesday, October 3 at 7:05 p.m. as Providence serves as the host team to the Falcons at the New England Sports Center in Marlborough, MA. For information or tickets for the game, please contact the Sports Center at (508) 229-2700. Providence will then travel to the MassMutual Center on Saturday, October 6 where they will wrap up the pre-season in a 7:00 p.m. contest against the Falcons. The 2012-13 American Hockey League regular season will begin on Friday, October 12. … Continue reading

B-SENS ANNOUNCE SCHEDULE CHANGE

B-SENS ANNOUNCE SCHEDULE CHANGE BINGHAMTON, N.Y. – The Binghamton Senators announced today that their regular season game scheduled to be played on Friday, Nov. 9 versus theSt. John’s IceCaps has been moved to Monday, Jan. 21 at 7:05 p.m. 2012-13 full-season, half-season tickets, coupon books, and multi-game plans are on sale now.  For information on ticket packages contact the Binghamton Senators’ executive office at 607-722-SENS (7367).  Individual game tickets will go on sale to the general public at a date to be announced later in September. Credit: www.binghamtonsenators.com