Anyone who walks across the ice at the Broome County Arena in three inch heels isn't just incredibly coordinated, they are truly dedicated hockey fans.
The Binghamton Senators hosted their 4th annual "Hockey & Heels" event where women of the Southern Tier got an up close, behind the scenes look at their favorite team. After a little happy hour, the women made their way down to the ice where they were joined by some of the B-Sens: Marc Cheverie, Darren Kramer, Danny New, Dustin Gazely, Ben Blood, and Louie Caparusso were on hand to demonstrate some of their drills and skills. got some Hockey 101 with assistant coach, Steve Stirling. But more importantly they answered some very pressing questions and concerns in the Q & A portion. None of which came as a surprise to the players, especially the ones centered around the fights.
Marc Cheverie says, "That's typically what the questions are about. If someone doesn't really know or people are often intrigued by the violence in the sport I guess and they have a lot of respect for the fighters and usually they're the most popular players and people just want to know and I think a lot of hockey players would ask the same questions to be honest with you."
Louie Caporusso says, "I think fighting definitely draws a large group of people towards hockey and I think the girls like it and you know we got one of the best in the league, Darren Kramer doing the job so it's great anytime we see him going at it. I'm sure they love it even more."
In addition to Darren's fight demonstration, the ladies got a lesson in broadcasting from the voice of the B-Sens, Grady Whittenburg. They toured the locker room, and helped Video Coach Matt Meacham break down some film.
Next game for the B-Sens is Friday at home versus the Connecticut Whale. Puck drops at 7:05 pm.