It's something that I've been waiting for and it's going to be back after a year and a half wait. My daughter, Tara asked me last week when the hockey season would begin because she can't wait to back to the games.

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After being away for so long, she realized how much she loves hockey and can't wait to go back with her friends. The wait is over and Saturday, November 6th at the Visons Veterans Memorial Arena, professional hockey comes back home to the Southern Tier when the Binghamton Black Bears have their first home game of the season.

Binghamton Black Bears Home Opener

Opening night will be a party that you won't want to miss when the Delaware Thunder comes to town. The pregame party on Saturday begins at the Stone Fox at 2:30 p.m. with an appearance by head coach Rod Davidson and the mascot from 4 to 5 p.m.

The party shifts to the Arena with music from Wreckless Marci beginning at 5:30 p.m. until the puck drops. Don't forget that if you are a youngster who plays with the Southern Tier Hockey Association, the Binghamton Blizzard, or the Ice House Hawks, you can get a free season ticket for the Binghamton Black Bears games.

Binghamton Black Bears Veteran Discount Tickets

The Binghamton Black Bears haven't forgotten about the veterans either. The Binghamton Black Bears have teamed up with Broome County and Veterans' Services and bought 500 tickets to give to the veterans.

If you're a veteran and want free tickets, just go to the 3rd floor of the arena, show your veteran ID and you can get up to tickets that can be used at any time. They will have a Veteran of the Game at every home game too.

Binghamton Black Bear Discount Tickets

But wait there's more. The Binghamton Black Bears play at the Visions Veterans Memorial Arena, so if you are a Visons member, you can save $3 on Black Bear tickets all season long.

The Binghamton Black Bears want to make it affordable for everyone and they are offering tickets that begin at $12. You can also listen all next week for your chance to win tickets to the home opener.

We have more great news to pass along! Chuck-a-Puck is back this season and someone will win a 4-Wheeler at the end of the season.  Hockey season has arrived and so have the Binghamton Black Bears. Face-off on Saturday is at 7 p.m.

As we get ready for the Binghamton Black Bears home opener, here are some of the highlights from their Open House.

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