In 1972, a young Binghamton entrepreneur had an idea – bring professional hockey to New York State’s Southern Tier. At that time few people in the area knew anything about hockey. However, Jim Matthews loved hockey and had played it since he was a young boy growing up in Parry Sound, Ontario. He believed that hockey and the blue-collar roots of the “Valley of Opportunity” were a perfect fit.
Aired: 12/15/08Video has closed captioning.