Two inducted into Binghamton Hockey Hall of Fame
Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Bob Carr and Al Hill were inducted into the Binghamton Hockey Hall of Fame. Business owner Bob Carr has been a part of hockey in Binghamton for the past 28 years. He was involved with the Whalers, the Rangers and now the Senators. Carr says his induction was a great experience, and the culmination of a lot of ups and downs in the hockey business. He says he's glad to have gotten involved and would do it again in a heartbeat. "Probably, initially, getting involved with the Whalers and having the opportunity to keep the American Hockey League in Binghamton and then naturally 2010-2011 again, the culmination of a lot of years and the Calder Cup," says Carr. Carr now assists with the day to day management of the B-Sens merchandise department and can be found in the stands rooting on his home town hockey team. Former coach Al Hill was also inducted into the hockey hall of fame. Hill spent much of his coaching career in Binghamton, serving as an assistant and then head coach of the Rangers from 1993-1995. He returned to Binghamton in in 1997 to serve as head coach of the United Hockey League's B.C. Icemen, coaching them to a Colonial Cup playoff berth in their inaugural season. But his fondest memory was serving as an assistant coach on a team that set many AHL records. "I think the 92-93 team that we had here that set the record of 57 wins and 124 points. It was a star studded team and it's too bad they didn't finish it off with a Calder Cup but it was still a very, very good hockey club," Hill says. Hill is currently a scout for the Philadelphia Flyers. With the latest two inductions, there are now 39 members in the Binghamton Hockey Hall of Fame.