by Rob Lippolis

BINGHAMTON- The Binghamton Black Bears shutout the Watertown Wolves on Saturday night by a final score of 4-0.  McVeigh stopped all 25 shots he faced, and the Black Bears power play was able to score three times.   

The night began with players dawning new uniforms, as Owen Liskiewicz and Justin Coachman wore new colors, facing off against their former clubs.  After a high-scoring first period last night, the teams settled down on Saturday night with only a combined 14 shots on goal in the first.  Binghamton was able to kill off Watertown’s first penalty and they would be headed to the power play a few minutes later. 

With seconds left in the period, the Black Bears would win an offensive zone faceoff with a little bit of time left.  Kyle Powell fired a low wrist shot in front of the net and with three seconds remaining, Jamie Bucell defected the shot and put the Black Bears on the board before heading to the locker room. Binghamton was up 1-0 after one.

Watertown continued to struggle on the power play in the second frame, as Binghamton took five penalties.  The penalty kill continued to improve as the night went on, at some points Binghamton was generating more chances shorthanded that Watertown on the man-advantage.  Liskiewicz and McVeigh stood tall for their respective clubs, as neither side was able to bury a goal in the middle period.

The final period was trending to be much like the middle, but after Powell drew a high-sticking double-minor, the floodgates opened for the Black Bears.  Tyson Kirkby gave Binghamton the insurance goal they need to go up 2-0 off another redirect.  Then, Jake Schultz hammered a one-timer past the goalie to extend the lead to 3-0 within 90 seconds of the first.  Tyler Gjurich caught the Wolves sleeping in the final 10 seconds of the game and was able to score his 13th goal of the season, a team high.  He had already extended his point-streak to 42 games with an assist in the first period.  McVeigh withstood the final shot of the game and earn the team’s first shutout of the season, stopping all 25 shoots he faced.  Black Bears win 4-0.

The Black Bears are back in action next weekend for a home-and-home series against the Delaware Thunder.  Join us on Saturday December 10th at 7:00P.M. for the annual TEDDY BEAR TOSS NIGHT.  Tickets can be purchased by calling the office at 607-733-7367 or online at

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