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B.C. Icemen
1997 - 2002 (5 Seasons)
United Hockey League
Broome Country Veterans Memorial Arena
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The B.C. Icemen were an ice hockey team in the United Hockey League (UHL). They played in Binghamton, New York, at the Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena from 1997 to 2002. The Icemen won two division championships in the 1998-99 and 1999-00 seasons though losing in the first round of the playoffs both seasons. The team also made the playoffs in their final season but lost in the 2nd round of the playoffs to NY State Rivals, the Elmira Jackals.

For the first four seasons the Icemen were owned by local owners, Dave Pace, Mark Palombo, and Patrick Snyder. They sold the team to David Wright, a local auto proprietor whose intention was to bring back the AHL to Binghamton. By the end of his first season of ownership, Wright filed for bankruptcy and another local ownership group secured an AHL franchise that cemented the end of the B.C. Icemen.

BC Icemen 5 year season stats
Season Div. GP W L T OTL Pts Pct GF GA PIM Coach
97-98 UHLE 74 25 40 0 9 59 0.338 237 339 1541 Al Hill
98-99 UHLE 74 39 30 0 5 83 0.527 280 238 1499 Brad Jones
99-00 UHLE 74 47 20 0 7 101 0.635 279 222 1703 Brad Jones
00-01 UHLNE 74 31 34 0 9 71 0.419 263 290 1680 Brad Jones
01-02 UHLE 74 39 27 0 8 86 0.527 233 237 1684 Brad Jones
    370 181 151 0 38 80 0.499 1292 1326 8107  
(Click on the links for the season to see Binghamton's roster & player stats for that year; click on the link for the division to see Binghamton's standings for that year.)
 
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Notable UHL Players:
  • Keith Aucoin - 2001-02  - (23-35-58), played in AHL & NHL
  • Pete Vandermeer - 1998-99 - (15-21-36) - 390 PIMS, played in AHL & NHL
  • Dieter Kochan - 1998-99 - (18-16-5 GAA 2.97 Save % .907)
  • Brad Jones - 1998-99 - (37-28-65), Head Coach 1999-2002
  • Chris Grenville - 1997-02 - Team lead with 160 Goals, 146 Assists & 306 Points
  • Matt Ruchty - 1999-01 - Team lead with 643 PIMS
  • Justin Plamondon - 1997-02 - Team lead with 303 GP

Binghamton Hockey Hall Of Fame:
  • Brad Jones - 2005
  • Chris Grenville - 2011
  • Justin Plamondon - 2016
  • Patrick Snyder - 2017
  • Patrice Robitaille - 2020

B.C. Icemen who played in the NHL before or after playing with the Icemen: Boyd Kane, Scott Morrow, Chris Winnes, Mitch Lamoureux, Chris Allen, Peter Fiorentino, Keith Aucoin, Brad Jones, Pete Vandermeer, Karel Betik, Dieter Kochan & Evgeny Shaldybin

See More Binghamton Hockey Hall Of Fame Inductees here.