SENS dominate Powerhawks to Remain Undefeated

The Junior Senators move to a 4-0 record after another weekend sweep of Niagara Falls!

9/21: Niagara Falls 4 @ Binghamton 11 – Binghamton continued it’s scorching start to the campaign with another rout, this time 11-4 over the Niagara Falls Powerhawks, Eleven different skaters netted for the Jr. Sens, including Liam Murphy, Mike Padgeon, Marcus Cook, Greg Simmons, Nico Corsaro, Caden Dearborn, Mason Fay, Rory Gresham, Will Darling, Riley Botting and reigning Northeast Division Star of the Week, Eric Melso. Binghamton’s two goaltenders, Jeff Zero and Casey Boone, combined for 34 saves, while the Powerhawks’ Noah Spiesz faced down 60 shots in the loss.

9/22: Niagara Falls 3 @ Binghamton 13 – The deja vu continued for the Jr. Senators and Powerhawks, as Binghamton once again won big over Niagara Falls 13-3. Marcus Cook, Zach Bell and Nico Corsaro posted a combined seven goals, while Dinmukhamed Dzhangarashev, Riley Botting, Wyatte Roberts, Aleksander Conrad, Greg Simmons and Mike Padgeon each found twine as well. Devin Mock, Jared Hayden and Tristan Mock scored for Niagara Falls. Jonathan Rapp and Thomas Sullivan split time in goal and stopped 24 pucks for the Jr. Sens, while Josh Mitchell faced down 47 shots in the Powerhawks’ net.

SENS sweep PowerHawks in Opening Weekend!

On Friday night, the Junior Senators cruised to a 16-2 victory over the Niagara Falls PowerHawks. Eric Melso registered 8 points (4 goals, 4 assists) and Jeff Zero registered the win in net.

On Saturday night, Mike Padgeon and Eric Melso led the way with hat tricks as the Binghamton Junior Senators crushed the Niagara Falls PowerHawks 16-1 in a home game at Ice House Sports Complex in Binghamton. Zach Bell and Will Darling also had big nights with 6 points (4 goals, 2 assists) and 4 points (0 goals, 4 assists) respectively. In addition, the Binghamton Junior Senators’ offense had a big night, peppering the PowerHawks with 112 shots throughout the game. The Binghamton Junior Senators took the lead before the halfway point in the first on a goal from Zach Bell and never looked back.

Marcus Cook chipped in with 3 points (2 goals, 1 assist) and Mason Fay delivered for his team with 3 points (1 goal, 2 assists).

In the first period, Padgeon opened the scoring for Binghamton with a goal at 7:34 with helpers from Gresham and Melso. Bell quickly followed with what turned out to be the game winning goal at 8:40 with a helper from defenseman Darling. Padgeon netted a goal at 14:56 with an assist from his teammate Melso. Padgeon scored a goal at 18:54 with assists from Fay and Darling.

In the second, Melso deposited a goal at 4:26 with helpers from Padgeon and Botting. Bell quickly followed with a goal at 4:55. Bell quickly followed with a goal at 6:00 with helpers from Fay and Darling. Cook netted a goal at 9:48 with assists from his linemates, Simmons and Bell. Fay quickly followed with a goal at 11:01 with helpers from his linemates, Bell and Murphy. Melso put in a goal at 14:33 with assists from Simmons and Darling. Bell quickly followed with a goal at 15:26 with a helper from fellow Junior Senators forward Cook. Gresham quickly followed with a goal at 16:05 with an assist from Murphy.

In the third, Cook deposited a goal at 1:19 with a helper from his linemate Simmons. Dearborn quickly followed with a goal at 2:29 with an assist from Murphy. Russell quickly followed with a goal at 4:09. Ruchala finally put the PowerHawks on the board with a goal at 9:12. Melso quickly followed with a goal at 10:58 with a helper from Padgeon.

The Junior Senators’ victory was in no doubt helped out by Sullivan as he stopped 11 of the 12 shots he faced. Sullivan’s counterpart, Spiesz, also had a big night, managing to stop 47 of 56, but ultimately fell short.

The weekend sweep brings the Binghamton Junior Senators’ record to 2-0-0-0.

SENS battled with NAHL’s Johnstown Tomahawks for 2 Games

The Binghamton Jr. Senators traveled to Johnstown, PA for two exhibition games against the North American Hockey League (NAHL)’s Johnstown Tomahawks, on August 31st and September 1st.

“It was an incredible opportunity for our players to play against a Tier II hockey organization, a NAHL team.” Head Coach/Head Scout/Owner Anthony Langevin was quoted saying. “We were only down 2-0 after 2 periods in game 1 and had our chances to be ahead throughout the first two periods. More important than the final score of either game, we gave our players the opportunity to play in front of a NAHL team coaches and fans. Loaded with scouts for both games, our players were given a tremendous opportunity. Our players know what level they need to compete at to be able to play in the NAHL. Although game 2 was a little lopsided, with no help from the referees, we ended stronger than we finished. In addition, we gave a NAHL team a clear opportunity to look at and evaluate our players. A few more weeks of training camp, and we will be ready for our home opener. I can’t wait for what the season has to hold for the 2018-19 Jr. Senators.”

The Jr. Senators were only 1 of 2 Tier III Junior A teams to play against a NAHL team for this upcoming season (out of over 150 Tier III Junior A hockey teams.)

The Jr. Senators open up the season on Friday, September 14th against divisional opponent Niagara Falls PowerHawks at 8pm.

The clear path to and from the NAHL is in BINGHAMTON!

USA Junior Hockey Magazine (USAjuniorhockey.com)

August 2018 Edition

Thomas Liebold was tabbed as an exciting young player to watch for the Binghamton Jr. Senators in the 2018-19 season in this very magazine two months ago. Unfortunately for the Senators and Coach Anthony Langevin, the news of Liebold’s skill and potential seemingly traveled quickly around hockey circles, leading to Liebold’s departure for the NAHL’s Janesville Jets.

“We’re disappointed that we won’t get to have Thomas on our squad this year. We were anticipating him to be a big goal scorer, one of our first-line guys,” said Langevin. “But we couldn’t be more excited for him to take the next step in his development and jump to the NAHL.”

Promotion like that is the ultimate goal for players playing for the Binghamton Jr. Senators and Coach Langevin is building a culture of development that produces those results.

“We have a good track record of getting guys to the next level, whether it be the NAHL, college hockey, or others,” stated Langevin. “We are striving to build our culture so these guys who come to us, no matter how they got here, can become better hockey players and move on to higher levels of hockey.”

Two players from last year’s team, Brad Becker and Dominic Bogdziul, exemplify what Langevin describes perfectly. Both players played in the NAHL last season before finishing the year with the Jr. Senators, a NA3HL team. After finishing the season strong, Becker committed to Utica College (DIII) and Bogdziul signed with the NCDC’s Syracuse Stars.

“Our resume speaks for itself,” Langevin said in regards to moving guys through the ranks. “With what we do in player development and scheduling, putting our team in front of as many eyes as possible, Binghamton has become the top choice for players moving down from the NAHL.”

Speaking of scheduling, the Senators open the season on August 31st and September 1st with two games at the Johnstown Tomahawks, becoming the first non-NAHL team to play a NAHL opponent.

This will not only give Binghamton a great challenge out of the gates, but it presents a “tremendous opportunity” for the players.

Langevin hopes that this will be the start of a fruitful partnership. With the two cities separated by about four hours, a selected group of his players, ones that Johnstown could be interested in signing, practicing with the Tomahawks during the week, then returning to Binghamton for games on the weekends.

“We couldn’t ask for a better way to start our season,” raved Langevin. “We get to play in front of a NAHL crowd and it allows the Tomahawks brass to get a long look at our guys to potentially bring them up in the future.”

SENS announce 2018-19 Season Open Tryouts!

The Jr. Senators have announced their open tryouts for the 2018-19 season!

Friday, April 27th – 9:15pm-10:45pm

Saturday, April 28th – 2:45pm-3:45pm & 6:45pm-8:45pm

 

All tryouts will be held at:

The Ice House Sports Complex

614 River Road

Binghamton, NY 13901

 

The cost of the tryout is $100.  Please contact Anthony Langevin to attend.

In addition, please include: Player Name, E-mail address, 2017-18 team, and Main Position.

 

To join a WINNING TRADITION, please contact:

Owner/Head Scout, Anthony Langevin at NVWhockey@aol.com.