BINGHAMTON (WBNG) - Bracken Kearns was named an AHL All-Star Classic captain on Tuesday. Wednesday, Kearns joined 12 Sports Director Larry Burneal on B-Devils Sit-down to talk about earning the honor as an All-Star captain, the budding rivalry with Belleville and his Christmas plans.
Bracken, you were recently named an AHL All-Star Classic captain. What does that honor mean to you?
"It means a lot," said Binghamton Devils forward Bracken Kearns. "It's an amazing honor. I got a call from the president of the league a couple weeks ago and he told me and I just couldn't wait to tell my wife. It means a lot to us."
This is your second AHL All-Star Classic appearance. What did you learn from the first one, what did you enjoy there?
"I remember being quite nervous going into my first game and it ended up being a real relaxed feeling on the ice," said Kearns. "I know this time around, I'm just going to really enjoy it and have a lot of fun with it."
Wednesday and Saturday against Belleville, couple of tough games, couple of physical games. Is there a bit of a rivalry brewing between the two teams?
"I think so," said Kearns. "Obviously that team was here last year and we've had some battles with them, especially that game up in Belleville, that was tough. I think both teams showed up and it's too bad we didn't get that win, but Saturday felt good."
Monday night is Christmas. What sort of plans do you have?
"I'm actually going up to Canada for Christmas," said Kearns. "My wife and kids are up there right now. As soon as I get up there, we are going to go for a skate actually. My four year-old and my three year-old, I've got their skates, hilarious little skates that I'm bringing up. So we're going to go for a skate, I think outdoors and go from there."
Kearns and the B-Devils return to the ice Friday night in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton to take on the Penguins.