Endicott, NY (WBNG Binghamton) The B-Sens had a day off from hockey on Sunday; you might consider it the calm before the storm. The team is looking at a stretch of three road games this week, and five away contests in their next six games.
This comes after a weekend that saw them play (and lose) at home less than 24 hours after playing in Montreal.
The travel has been grueling lately for Binghamton, but as you might expect, their players won't tell you they're tired. They'll tell you they're ready to roll.
"I think, for the most part, this is the end of the rigorous travel schedule, so we should just go in, challenge it and try to come out with a few wins," said left wing Matt Puempel.
"It's part of the game," said defenseman Mike Sdao. "We've all been traveling since we were little kids, so I don't think that's any different -- maybe we're going a further. We get to go on a plane this time, so that will be fun. We all love being on the road, so it's a good time."
Puempel and Sdao visited George F. Johnson Elementary School in Endicott to take part in a "Jump Rope for Heart" event, which was sponsored by the American Heart Association.
Heart disease and stroke are the number one and number four killers of Americans, and the two players were there to encourage students to stay physically active. The event more than $7,000 for the American Heart Association.
The first of three straight road games for Binghamton comes Wednesday, when the team travels to Toronto to play Johnson City grad Jerry D'Amigo and the Marlies.