Two weeks ago today the Binghamton Devils won their 7th straight game up in Rochester. Right after the game they traveled to Laval where they arrived at 4am for a weekend series with the Rocket. At noon the team was awake and heard the NHL had suspended play and by 4pm were back on the road to Binghamton after it was official the AHL suspended their season indefinitely.

 “It was a bit of a rollercoaster of emotions,” says Binghamton Devils Captain Ben Street “Between let’s just play, we’re playing really well. Everyone was amped up to play these games and then it just kind of gets taken from you.”

It was tough to process for a lot of guys but Devils Head Coach Mark Dennehy says the Coronavirus situation is much bigger than hockey. 

“We’re chomping at the bit we’d love to get back and play,” says Dennehy. “But right now we got to make sure we’re taking care of ourselves, being smart and thinking about other people as well.”

It hasn’t all been bad though. Players have been quarantined since March 13th and both Dennehy and Street say it has allowed for much-needed family time. 

“So we have a 3-year-old and a 3-month-old,” says Street. “Me and my daughter our 3 year-old have been coming up with different imaginary games to play and she’s been running me ragged. In terms of that it’s actually been kind of a blessing in disguise I guess.”

The future of the season is still up in the air. But with the Devils currently sitting in a playoff spot, Dennehy says they hope to resume the season and give Binghamton something they haven’t had since 2014. 

“As disappointed as I am for our players right now I’m disappointed for Binghamton,” says Dennehy. It’s been a while since they’ve seen playoff hockey and we were in the hunt. So hopefully we can start again so we can give the Devils fans something to cheer for.”