Friday, February 17th, the Binghamton Black Bears suffered a heartbreaking loss to Danbury in front of a sold-out crowd. They were leading by a goal with less than 3 minutes left in the game but the Hat Tricks scored with less 4 seconds left to complete the comeback for a regulation win over the Black Bears.

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It was a big swing in points for two teams that were fighting for first place in the division. In a recent story, I wrote that "if you take care of what you can control, it usually doesn't come down to an official's call." As a basketball referee for 30 years, I defend the officials all the time.

I never participate in the chant when the "chicken dance" song is played at the arena when a call goes against the Black Bears. I'll just say that the officiating on Friday night left me feeling embarrassed.

The Black Bears did win on the road on Saturday and this weekend they'll play three in a row at the Visions Veterans Memorial Arena against Carolina. This will be their last home games until March 18th.

Binghamton Black Bears Play Three In A Row At Home This Weekend

The Binghamton Black Bears will be taking on the Carolina Firebirds for PA Appreciation night on Friday. If you're a resident of the Keystone State, you can buy tickets at a reduced price with valid ID.

Saturday is Teacher and Faculty Appreciation Night. School employees can purchase reduced priced tickets with valid ID. Face-off on Friday and Saturday is at 7 p.m.

Sunday afternoon is Kids and Carnival day with a special 3 p.m. puck drop and a POSTGAME SKATE WITH THE PLAYERS after the game. The postgame skate is free but you have to bring your own skates. There are NO rentals and you must have skates to get on the ice.

FREE Postgame Skate With The Binghamton Black Bears Players

Glenn Pitcher
Glenn Pitcher

Get your Binghamton Black Bears hockey fix all this weekend with their 3 games for $33 special in select sections. I'll be doing Chuck-a-Puck between the 2nd and 3rd period so I hope to see you there. Once again, this will be their last games at the arena until March 18th.

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