Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton)
If you have 2, you don't have one.
That's the old line about quarterbacks and goaltenders, and the Binghamton Senators fit into the equation.
Right now they still have 2 goaltenders, but soon they'll be down to one.
Barry Brust has played like a #1 goalie all season.
He's the only B-Sen goalie with more than 1 win, has a 920 save percentage and a goals against average of 2.76.
At the same time Robin Lehner is viewed as the franchise's future star.
Now both will be getting regular work as Lehner is set to join the Swedish junior national team in the upcoming world championships.
Coach Kurt Kleinendorst says, " I think the worlds, that's going to be a great experience for Robin. But I need him to stay focused until the day comes that he goes. But from my end it really doesn't change much. I'd love to have two goaltenders gouing and winning every night, but at the end of the day we're going to go with the guy who is earning the starts."
Brust agrees, saying, " I think it's a great opportunity for him to play and it's very high level hockey. He'll go there and he'll have a great camp and hopefully get himself into a rhythm here, and it's a good chance for both of us to play at the same time."
The junior worlds are held in Buffalo this year, and local fans will have double the reason to pay attention.
Besides Lehner, team USA will again be lead by hometown hero Jerry D'amigo.The games start December 26th.