B-Sens Destined For Belleville
The Binghamton Senators of the American Hockey League will have one final hurrah in the 2016-17 season before moving north of the Canadian border.
The Ottawa Senators' top affiliate will be known as the Belleville Senators (keeping true to the B-Sens nickname) and play in Belleville, Ontario beginning in the 2017-18 season. Belleville's location within the Ottawa TV market makes cross-promotion far more achievable. Other benefits include players not having to cross national borders for call-ups and send-downs, quicker access to scout minor league players and proximity for last-minute call-ups.
The team will play at Yardmen Arena.