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Binghamton, N.Y. - Hockey is officially back and the Binghamton Devils are officially back here in Binghamton preparing for the 2018-19 season. The B Devils are just eleven days away from the start of their regular season, a season that brings twelve returning players and and ten new faces to their roster.
"I think we have a good mixture of young talented players and talented veterans" said first year head coach, Mark Dennehy.
"These guys really care about this and I know they're eager to continue that culture that already exists in New Jersey. If anything I'm a good thief, so we're going to steal what they've been doing there and bring it here."
This year's team's combination of hungry rookies and experienced veterans will hopefully give them more of an edge than they had last year. After finishing the regular season 25-38-13, Binghamton didn't make the playoffs, but last year is certainly in the rear view mirror.
"Last year was very disappointing for all of us. So, we're coming in and we want a clean slate" said Binghamton Devils defenseman, Michael Kapla.
"Things are going to be different. So, we're going to come in play a different brand of hockey every night and we're going to win."
Things are definitely going to be different from last season. Starting with the leader of the team, head coach Mark Dennehy. The Dorchester Native will lead the Binghamton Devils this season after head coach Rick Kowalsky was promoted to the New Jersey Devils Assistant Coach.
"You're gonna see a lot of development. A lot of ups and downs early. But, that happens for every team" said Dennehy.
"It's more about how we're playing in the end. If you do a good job with a young team that's what is going to happen. You have to weather the storm early because there's going to be high and lows. But, you'll see come Christmas time that those high and lows will get a little closer."
The Devils will open up the 2018-19 season at home on Saturday, Oct. 6 at 7:05 p.m. against the Toronto Marlies.