|City:||Binghamton, New York|
|League:||American Hockey League|
|Home Arena:||Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena|
|Colors:||green and blue|
|1976–1977:||Rhode Island Reds|
|1997–2010:||Hartford Wolf Pack|
|Regular Season Titles:||one|
The Binghamton Whalers were an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. They played in Binghamton, New York, USA, at the Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena.
History[edit | edit source]
While the Binghamton Whalers were generally a successful team, their final season was the worst in the entire history of the AHL, after which they were sold to the New York Rangers. Ironically, the Hartford Whalers moved its affiliation to Springfield the next season, where the seven remaining players from the disastrous 1990 Binghamton season helped the Indians to their seventh and final Calder Cup championship.
The market was previously served by:
- Broome Dusters of the NAHL (1973–1977)
The market was subsequently home to:
- Binghamton Rangers of the AHL (1990-1997)
- B.C. Icemen of the UHL (1997–2002)
- Binghamton Senators of the AHL (2002-present)
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Like the parent Hartford Whalers, the Binghamton Whalers played Brass Bonanza after the team scored a goal.
- The Whalers logo was a Hartford Whalers logo turned onto its side, forming a convenient "B" to signify the team's home. To make the logo look more like a B, a subtle change was made in the white negative space in the center. In the Hartford Whalers logo, this area between the W and the whale's tail acts as an H for Hartford. You'll notice that the "bottom" of the H--sideways and next to the green area--has curves in the Binghamton Whalers logo. In the Hartford Whalers logo, these areas are straight.
Season-by-Season Results[edit | edit source]
Regular Season[edit | edit source]
Playoffs[edit | edit source]
|Season||1st Round||2nd Round||Finals|
|1980–81||L, 2–4, Adirondack||—||—|
|1981–82||W, 3–2, Hershey||W, 4–1, Rochester||L, 1–4, New Brunswick|
|1982–83||L, 1–4, Rochester||—||—|
|1983–84||Out of Playoffs|
|1984–85||W, 4–0, Springfield||L, 0–4, Baltimore||—|
|1985–86||L, 2–4, St. Catharines||—||—|
|1986–87||W, 4–3, New Haven||L, 2–4, Rochester||—|
|1987–88||L, 0–4, Hershey||—||—|
|1988–89||Out of Playoffs|
|1989–90||Out of Playoffs|