B-Devils Already Looking Forward To Next Season After Frustrating FinishPosted: Updated:
The Binghamton Devils first season here in Binghamton came to an end on Sunday, April 15th.
The team had high expectations for the B-Devils coming into the 2017-18 season, but unfortunately after finishing with a record of 25 wins and 38 losses, they weren't able to clinch a spot in the playoffs. How does that make head coach Rick Kowalsky feel? Frustrated.
"It was frustrating, the most frustrating thing is just not playing more meaningful games when it really mattered. Frustrating is the word that sums it up." Stated Kowalsky. Injuries and trades throughout the season made it especially frustrating. He also went on to say that he "never felt like there was a lot of games where we had the whole group together." But, with every frustrating year comes more lessons learned and more room for growth.
"To finish this year with two over time losses, in the beginning of the year we wouldn't have been in those games... it shows a lot about how we've grown as a team and individuals." Jacob MacDonald.
"Now moving forward next year they know how much of a grind it is... I just think we we're a young team that never really figured out how to consistently play to a identity." Stated head coach Rick Kowalsky
"I think those first year guys grew a lot and learned a lot this year, that was nice to see." Stated Binghamton Devils MVP Jacob MacDonald.
But, for the Binghamton Devils, that wasn't the only nice thing to see throughout the season. The support of the fans is what truly kept the B-Devils going.
Kowalsky stated, "They were loyal right to the end and they didn't turn on us, which could have easily happened."
MacDonald also had a message to the fans. "They were loyal every game, to have that support from them day in and day out really meant a lot to us as players and I can speak for them when I say that, we really appreciate it, so to the fans, thank you guys very much."