B.C. Icemen

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B.C. Icemen
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Founded 1997 (1997)
Folded 2002 (2002)
League United Hockey League
Based in Binghamton, New York
Stadium Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena
Colors Blue, black, and silver
Division titles 2 (1998–99, 1999–00)

The B.C. Icemen were an ice hockey team in the United Hockey League. They played in Binghamton, New York, USA at the Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena.

History[edit]

In 1997 the owners of the AHL in the Binghamton and Broome County region of New York sold their franchise Binghamton Rangers back to the parent club New York Rangers. The team was replaced in the market by the B.C. Icemen of the lower-level United Hockey League. The B.C. Icemen logo was created by Endicott native and nationally syndicated cartoonist Johnny Hart, creator of the comic strip B.C.; the logo featured a stylized caveman, similar to those depicted in his comic strip, playing ice hockey. In 2001 the original local owners, Dave Pace, Mark Palombo and Patrick Snyder sold the franchise and the new owner, David Wright then initiated a move to bring back the AHL. Unfortunately, he was forced to declare bankruptcy, but a new ownership group followed his lead and the AHL's Binghamton Senators, farm club of the Ottawa Senators, occupied the Broome County Arena. Former B.C. Icemen include Chris Grenville, Keith Aucoin, Pete Vandermeer, Chris Allen, Dieter Kochan and Brad Jones.

The B.C. stands for "Broome County".

The market was previously served by: Binghamton Rangers of the AHL (1990-1997)
The franchise was replaced by: Binghamton Senators of the AHL (2002-present)
Prior to the Binghamton Rangers, the market was served by: the Broome Dusters of the NAHL (1970-1977), and then the Binghamton Whalers of the American Hockey League (1980-1990)

Year-by-year record[edit]

Year GP W L T OL GF GA PTS Finish Playoffs
2001-02 74 39 27 - 8 233 237 86 4th, East Lost in round 2
2000-01 74 31 34 - 9 263 290 71 3rd, Northeast Out of Playoffs
1999-00 74 47 20 - 7 279 222 101 1st, East Lost in Round 1
1998-99 74 39 30 - 5 280 238 83 1st, East Lost in round 1
1997-98 74 25 40 - 9 237 339 59 4th, East Out of Playoffs

Team records[edit]

Goals: 52 Chris Grenville Canada (2000-01)
Assists: 59 Patrice Robitaille Canada (1999-00)
Points: 109 Chris Grenville Canada (2000-01)
Penalty Minutes: 390 Pete Vandermeer Canada (1998-99)
GAA: 2.34 Erasmo Saltarelli Canada (2001-02)
SV%: .933 Erasmo Saltarelli Canada (2001-02)
Career Goals: 160 Chris Grenville Canada
Career Assists: 146 Chris Grenville Canada
Career Points: 306 Chris Grenville Canada
Career Penalty Minutes: 643 Matt Ruchty Canada
Career Goaltending Wins: 47 Dieter Kochan Canada
Career Shutouts: 6 Dieter Kochan Canada
Career Games: 303 Justin Plamondon Canada

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