The Binghamton Devils, the newly-relocated AHL affiliate of the New Jersey Devils, have announced their 2017-18 schedule as well as information about their logo and jersey unveiling.
The schedule, which was released yesterday, sees the Devils opening at home in Binghamton against the Bridgeport Sound Tigers on October 7.
The team touts that fans of professional hockey in Binghamton will be seeing three new opponents this coming season: they will play the new Laval Rocket (AHL affiliate of Montreal who played as the St. John’s IceCaps last season), the Belleville Senators (Ottawa’s affiliate – played in Binghamton last year as the Binghamton Senators) and the Charlotte Checkers (Carolina’s AHL affiliate).
Binghamton’s first meeting with Laval will be in Quebec on October 13. They face the Rocket at home for the first time on January 6. They meet up with Belleville for the first time on November 8 at home and Charlotte on December 9 in Binghamton.
The home schedule breaks down with the Devils meeting the Rochester Americans and Syracuse Crunch five times – including a New Year’s Eve meeting with Syracuse. They will play the Utica Comets and Belleville four times each. Binghamton will meet the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, Laval, the Toronto Marlies (who eliminated the Albany Devils from last year’s Calder Cup playoffs, thus ending AHL hockey in the New York capital for the time being) and the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins three times each. Charlotte and the Providence Bruins will come to Binghamton two times each. The Hartford Wolf Pack, Hershey Bears and Springfield Thunderbirds will all make one appearance each.
Binghamton opens their road season with that October 13 game at Laval. They will close the season out at Utica on April 15 in a 3 PM matinee with the final home game of the year coming the night before against Hartford.
As for the logo and jersey reveal, it will happen at the team’s Open House on Saturday, July 29. If you are a Devils fan in the Binghamton area or are a New Jersey fan looking to make the trip up to New York, it happens from 11 AM to 3 PM at the Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena.
Good luck to the Binghamton Devils for their innaugral season in their new home.