Bob Carr and Al Hill Inducted Into Binghamton Hockey Hall Of Fame
Long-time owner and hockey executive Bob Carr and former Binghamton Rangers and B. C. Icemen coach Al Hill were inducted into the Binghamton Hockey Hall of Fame tonight before the Binghamton Senators game versus Norfolk at the Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena.
Carr became an owner of the Binghamton Whalers along with Tom Mitchell and Jim McCoy in 1985 when Hartford was looking to sell its American Hockey League franchise. He remained part of the ownership group when the affiliation changed from Hartford to the New York Rangers and Binghamton’s entry became the Binghamton Rangers.
He has remained at the forefront of the local hockey scene assisting with the day to day management of the B-Sens merchandise department. In addition Carr owned Carr Printing for over 40 years. Along with his business interests he has played hundreds of games as a goaltender in area senior. and amateur leagues. He has also coached and helped fund numerous local hockey, baseball and softball teams.
Al Hill spent much of his professional coaching career in Binghamton. He was an assistant coach with the Binghamton Rangers for three seasons (1990-93). He split time with Binghamton and the New York Rangers in the 1992-93 campaign. That season Binghamton set an AHL record that still stands posting a record of 57-13-10 garnering the most points in a season with 124.
Hill also served as the head coach of the B.C. Icemen leading them to a United Hockey League playoff spot in 1997.
As a player he saw action in 655 AHL games with four different clubs. He also played in 221 career NHL games with the Philadelphia Flyers. He still holds the record for the most points scored by a player in his first career NHL game. He scored tow goals and added three assists for the Flyers helping them defeat the St. Louis Blues 6-4. He still works for the Flyers as a pro scout.
With the addition of Carr and Hill the Binghamton Hockey Hall of Fame now has 39 members. The Hall was formed in 1998 .