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BINGHAMTON HOCKEY HEADLINES
BLACK BEARS WIN BIG IN ELMIRA, 10-2
The Binghamton Black Bears (25-5-6) defeated the Elmira River Sharks (13-23-0) by the score of 10-2 inside of the First Arena. With Sortirios Karageorgos in the penalty box for diving, the Black Bear picked up the game’s first goal, a power play goal 11:37 into the 1st period. Former Black Bears player, Brett Parker scoring as well on the power play to tie the game at 1 with Connor Smith in the penalty box for slashing. The Black Bears regain the lead and more important Connor Smith put the puck back into the back of the net at the 4:18 mark of the the 2nd period. Smith scored his 2nd of the period 4 minutes and 8 seconds later putting the Black Bears up 3-1 at the 8:26 mark. With Liam Anderson in the box for slashing and with the River Sharks on the power play, the Black Bears Josh Fletcher stole the puck and scored short-handed at the 11:35 mark and gave the Black Bears a 4-1 lead. Connor Smith wasted no time and scored his third goal of the period, a hat trick goal just 1 minute and 54 seconds after the Fletcher goal making this a 5-1 game. The Black Bears were not done in the period scoring their 5th goal of the period off the stick of Jesse Anderson with 4:13 left to go in the period. Tyson Kirkby scored his 1st goal of the game and the Black Bears 6th goal of the game with 47 seconds left in the 2nd period and mercifully the period ends with the Black Bears leading 7-1. Connor Smith continued his scoring ways 9:20 into the 3rd with his 4th goal of the game giving the Black Bears a 7 goal lead. Liam Anderson then got on the scoresheet for the Black Bears scoring the 9th goal of the game with 9:15 left to go in the game. Darius Davidson gets the River Sharks 2nd goal of the game, also on the power play with JT Walters in the box for Tripping. The Black Bears get their 10th goal of the game off the stick of Dan Wieber who scored off a booming shot with 3:27 left to go in the game. You can see the BinghamtonHockey.net boxscore here.

BRENDEN STANKO GETS CALLED UP AND FPHL HONORS
The Federal Prospects Hockey League announced that Binghamton Black Bears center, Brenden Stanko had earned the Rookie Of The Month for October\November. Stanko played in 14 games and had 12 goals and 15 assists for 27 points which places him 2nd in the league in scoring. His best performance occurred on October 27th against the Watertown Wolves when he had 5 points (1 goal and 5 assists). Stanko also had a 4-point (2-2) game on November 17th at home against Elmira. Stanko was also called up on November 27, 2023 to the SPHL's Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs due to his great start to the season.

2022-2023 BLACK BEARS YEAR IN REVIEW
BINGHAMTON, NY - The Binghamton Black Bears 2022-2023 was an improvement for their first in every way on the ice compared to the inaugural season. In the Black Bears first season, they played in an 8 team FPHL leagues vs. this season where they played in the 5 team Empire Division. In season 1, the Black bears finished with 32 wins, 25 losses and 2 overtime losses in a 59 game season. They finished with 94 points and a .531 winning percentage. This season the FPHL saw all 10 teams play 56 games compared to the very unbalanced amount of games of last season. The Black Bears improved their wins this season from 32 last season to 36, in less games played of 56. With that, the Black Bears only lost 15 games in regulation and 2 in overtime, finishing with 110 points and a .655 winning percentage. Read more here.

THE POWER PLAY POST - SEASON 13
Cameron YarwoodThe Power Play Post Show, hosted by Bob Howard is back and is in it's 13th season. The 13th season has already great guests like Brenden Stanko, JT Walters, Tyson Kirkby, Gary Ryan and we will have many more guests from the Binghamton Black Bears as well as guests from around the FPHL. You can subscribe to our the Podcast through Spotify or Apple Podcasts.

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