BINGHAMTON (WBNG) - The Binghamton Devils froze the ice at the Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena and painted it with the B-Devils logo on Tuesday. Outside of the arena, the new B-Devils signage went up as well.
The new players should arrive sometime next week in preparation for the B-Devils first preseason game in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania against the Penguins on September 29. The new voice of the B-Devils, Rob Lippolis, says fans are anxiously awaiting the puck to drop.
"Ever since the announcement was made last season, it's been nothing but positivity," said new Binghamton Devils play-by-play broadcaster Rob Lippolis. "Fans are ready for something like this. The community has taken this moment and they are looking forward to it come October 7. The days are flying by right now. The ice going in here behind us, it's a slow process, but just keeping an eye on social media, the fans are ready to go and they are jacked up."
The B-Devils host the Bridgeport Sound Tigers in the inaugural home opener on October 7 at 7:05 p.m.
From Windsor to the Voice of the B-Devils, Rob Lippolis, ready for debut:
There will be a new team, new players and new logos around the Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena in 2017 and there will also be a new voice calling the games this season for Binghamton. Rob Lippolis, a Windsor native, who started out as a broadcast intern for the Binghamton Senators for six years, now takes over as the Voice of the Binghamton Devils.
"(I'm) nervous," said the Voice of the B-Devils Rob Lippolis. "It's such a dream come true in all reality. You grow up in this area, and I was calling fake games in this building for so long. (I) moved away with the dream, and hopefully the intentions of coming back, and to have that become reality is just surreal."