Tag Archives: Corey Locke

WHALE OBJECTION OVERRULED

Connecticut Whale      VERSUS      Binghampton

If the Connecticut Whale are going to make a serious run at a Calder Cup championship they are going to have to learn how to play with a lead and that it takes a full sixty minutes to win. Friday night in Binghamton, New York the Whale took on the Ottawa Senators top farm team and surrendered goals to forwards Andre Peterrsson and Pat Carrone in exactly sixty seconds and ex-Hartford Wolf Pack center Corey Locke would add an empty net goal in the final minute and the Whale lost for the eighth time in their last thirteen games (5-6-1-1) and saw their record when leading after the first period to 5-4-1-3 as they dropped a 3-1 decision in front of 3,684 at the Brome County Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

“I thought in the third period, when we pushed harder, we got more consistent offensive output,” Whale head coach Ken Gernander told the team’s Brian Ring afterwards. “In the first two periods, we tried forcing plays, we turned down shots, we didn’t put pucks deep and consequently we didn’t generate much offense. I think that was the difference between the third period and the first two.”

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FROM THE CREASE with BRUCE BERLET

bruce mug shot 1BY: Bruce Berlet

The Binghamton Senators hadn’t even qualified for the Calder Cup playoffs the past five seasons, but Tuesday night they had extra incentive to win their first AHL championship.

With assistant coach and former Bridgeport Sound Tigers and New York Islanders head coach Steve Stirling back in central New York recovering from emergency quadruple bypass heart surgery Sunday night, the Senators rallied with third-period, power-play goals from Bobby Butler and captain Ryan Keller to beat the host Houston Aeros 3-2 and clinch the title before a record crowd of 10,125 at the Toyota Arena.

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FROM THE CREASE with BRUCE BERLET

bruce mug shot 1The Binghamton Senators moved within one victory of their first Calder Cup title Saturday night, but they’ll have to win it on the road.

Former Hartford Wolf Pack center Corey Locke got the Senators started and Zach Smith scored a power-play goal late in the second period and added an insurance tally with 4:04 left in a 4-2 victory over the Houston Aeros at the Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena.

The win was the second in a row for the Senators, who have a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven finals and can capture the title Tuesday night at the Toyota Center in Houston. If the Aeros prevail, a decisive Game 7 will be Thursday night in Texas, but the odds aren’t in their favor of adding a second title to the one that they won in 2003. Of the 19 previous best-of-seven finals that have been tied 2-2, only the 1987 Rochester Americans won after losing Game 5.

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SENATORS VETO CHECKERS FOR THE THIRD TIME, 7-1

Charlotte Checkers    VERSUS   Binghampton

SENATORS EXPLODE FOR 7, TAKE GAME 3
Checkers trail best-of-seven series 3-0; Game 4 tomorrow

BINGHAMTON, N.Y.Zack Smith recorded a hat trick and Robin Lehner stopped 37 of 38 shots as the Binghamton Senators downed the Charlotte Checkers, 7-1, on Tuesday evening.

With the loss, the Checkers now trail the best-of-seven series, 3-0. Charlotte will look to avoid elimination on Wednesday in game 4 from Binghamton. The game will be available on Time Warner Cable digital channel 520.

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CHECKERS BRING KNIFE TO GUN FIGHT LOSE GAME ONE 7-4

Charlotte Checkers  VERSUS   Binghampton

SENATORS ERUPT FOR 7, DOWN CHECKERS IN GAME 1
Game 2 tomorrow in Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C.—Paced by seven different goal scorers, the Binghamton Senators beat the Charlotte Checkers, 7-4, in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals.

With the win, Binghamton takes a 1-0 lead in a best-of-seven series which will continue with Game 2 in Charlotte tomorrow night.

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LOCKE, MCDONALD WIN AHL SCORING RACES

AHL LogoSPRINGFIELD, MA. Corey Locke of the Binghamton Senators has won the John B. Sollenberger Trophy as the leading scorer in the American Hockey League, while Colin McDonald of the Oklahoma City Barons won the Willie Marshall Award as the AHL’s leading goal scorer for the 2010-11 campaign.

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EX-WOLF PACK A LOCKE OF AN MVP

AHL LogoBINGHAMTON SENATORS FORWARD COREY LOCKE NAMED AMERICAN HOCKEY LEAGUE MOST VALUABLE PLAYER

SPRINGFIELD, MA. – The American Hockey League announced today that center Corey Locke of the Binghamton Senators has been named the winner of the Les Cunningham Award as the AHL’s most valuable player for the 2010-11 season, as voted by coaches, players and members of the media in each of the league’s 30 cities.

O’BRIEN’S HATTIE DOES IN CHECKERS

Charlotte Checkers VERSUS  Binghampton

O`BRIEN`S HATTIE LIFTS SENS OVER CHECKERS
Brust stops 37 for eighth straight win

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. – The Binghamton Senators used five straight goals and a hat trick by Jim O’Brien to down the Charlotte Checkers, 6-2, on Friday evening in upstate New York.

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FROM THE CREASE with Bruce Berlet

Bruce HeadshotBy Bruce Berlet

Cleaning out the notebook after cleaning off the driveway and sidewalk in the wake of the record snowfall from Winter Storm Benedict before heading to Washington, D.C., for my first visit to Arlington National Cemetery and the memorial service of local World War II hero Billy Colls:

The Connecticut Whale is 2-1 on a four-game road trip that ends Friday night at 7 at Portland, where their new blue road jerseys will debut. The jerseys are available at the XL Center or The Hartford Store, 45 Pratt Street in Hartford. Prices, including sales tax, are $289 (authentic), $125 (senior replica) and $99 (junior replica).

(BIG NEWS FOLLOWS AFTER THE JUMP!)

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CHECKERS REBOUND, DOWN SENATORS, 4-2

Charlotte Checkers VERSUS     Binghampton

Pogge stops 34 shots for fourth straight win; Osala with three-point effort

CHARLOTTE, N.C.Justin Pogge stopped 34 shots and the Charlotte Checkers scored the game’s first three goals as they defeated the visiting Binghamton Senators, 4-2, on Sunday afternoon.

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