Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) A shaky performance on Saturday night, not only cooled off the B-Sens, but also left them without their starting goalie. Now, they look to back-up Andrew Hammond to step-in and fill the void again this season.
It isn't the first time Hammond will have carried the goaltending load, but this may be for a little longer.
Coach Luke Richardson said today the team doesn't anticipate Nathan Lawson missing more than two weeks, but there are six games in that time span.
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Richardson said Hammond will carry most of the load moving forward, especially this week.
"Hammond is going to play tomorrow, and barring how tomorrow goes he'll definitely probably play Friday night," Richardson said after practice on Tuesday. "We have a road game on Saturday, and the good thing about the road game is Scott Greenham played at the end of the year, the last game of the season in Syracuse. So he has a little familiarity with that. If we felt like we needed to give Hammond a break, and give Scott the opportunity to play, we feel very comfortable with that."
Richardson added, if Hammond is the hot goalie, he could play all three games this week. The B-Sens head to Adirondack on Wednesday night for the first of three games.