For Immediate Press Release: Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Binghamton, NY – The Binghamton Junior Senators have announced that the Junior A Hockey Club will rebrand and move to Elmira, NY. The club will be now known as the Elmira Jr. Soaring Eagles (Junior A Hockey Club) and play out of the Murray Athletic Center in Horseheads, NY.
” We have had an incredible 4 total seasons in Binghamton. For the last 3 seasons, we have captured our Divisional Regular Season and Playoff Titles. The people of Binghamton have been great. I truly enjoyed the crowd at each and every home game, especially this past season. We went undefeated, at 26-0-0, and the major reason is because of our huge home ice advantage. For that, our players, coaches, and staff will forever be grateful. To everyone at the Ice House Sports Complex, especially owners Mike and Ingrid Rogers, we thank you for the past 4 seasons, as well. They’ve been awesome to work with and I enjoyed every minute of the team playing at #TheHouse! Both Mike and Ingrid are great people who care about the hockey community. In addition, I would like to thank all our billet families, staff, and fans in Binghamton. We will miss all of you, but hope to see you at our home games in Elmira!” Head Coach Anthony Langevin was quoted saying.
“We have been offered a tremendous opportunity to play at Elmira College’s home rink at the Murray Athletic Center. We are looking forward to the next chapter in our club’s life. The Murray Athletic Center includes a gorgeous state-of-the-art Ice Hockey arena, Film Session room, Basketball arena, Gymnastics arena, Tennis arena, Weight Training room, and upper and lower fields which are outside of “The Domes.” We will be working with Elmira College as much as we can to continue to deliver the best quality product that we can deliver to players, just like we did in Binghamton. The program’s main core ideas and philosophies will stay the same. Once again, this season, we have moved on 100% of our age outs onto College Hockey and have 1 player tendered with the North American Hockey League (NAHL) so far with many having invites to teams’ Main Camps. The tradition and success of the Junior Senators will live on with the Jr. Soaring Eagles. The opportunity is a home run for not only Elmira but all surrounding areas. We are already working hard on bringing home a National Championship to Elmira, for the 2019-2020 season!”
The Binghamton Junior Senators will immediately become the Elmira Jr. Soaring Eagles in the North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL). The NA3HL has many big and exciting changes coming up for the 2019-2020 season. Please stay tuned for 2019-2020 team and league information. Go Jr. Soaring Eagles!
(Please note: USAH approval for relocation is expected no later than June. A presentation to and final approval by USHA Junior Council is expected by June 7th.)