BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — Fresh off a loss in Syracuse against the Crunch, Binghamton Devils head coach Mark Dennehy sits down with 12 Sports Director Larry Burneal to chat about the B-Devils’ struggles in Syracuse, John Quenneville’s two-goal night and coach’s favorite snow day activity.
On how the tide turned Wednesday night in Syracuse after scoring the first two goals of the game:
“Well, they didn’t score five in a row all at once,” said Binghamton Devils head coach Mark Dennehy. “What I’ve learned in both watching AHL hockey and coaching it is, there’s a reason why these guys are here. They are young. They tend to make young mistakes and we’ve been down two goals and come back. We’ve been up two goals and (they’ve) come back. It’s a learning process. I liked how hard we played last night. Syracuse is a really physical, tough team to play, especially in their building. I know, last year, the Devils had fits with them. We’ve haven’t beaten them yet, but I really liked how we went into their building last night.”
On what John Quenneville needs to do to get back to New Jersey:
“What he has to continue to do is, he needs to play the Devil way,” said Dennehy. “I know, from what I’ve heard from both Tom (Fitzgerald) and Coach (John) Hynes, he was paying attention to details with the big club. Just wasn’t as productive as he’s been at this level and it was kind of an opportunity for him to come down, continue to play that way.”
On what his favorite snow day activity was as a kid:
“Wow, I can tell you it wasn’t shovel,”said Dennehy. “There’s nothing better than street hockey. You carve out a little space and you have the day off.”